Reflection of Mine Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on my experience with Reflection of Mine by Redblack Spade. I received a copy of the game from the developers for review purposes but like my other reviews this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Reflection of Mine is an indie puzzle game where you guide a woman who suffers from multiple personality disorder through a series of increasingly difficult (And hazardous) puzzles.
The game is based on the Dissociative Identity Disorder and was created by a single person named Slava Gris using their knowledge of psychology and love of gaming.
The story follows a woman named Lily Wichgan who has been diagnosed with multiple personality disorder. She finds out that her personalities have been causing her to do things that she doesn’t remember, writing in separate journals for example. In an attempt to find out more about the inner workings of her mind she dives into these journals but all is not as it seems. Throughout the game you’ll meet 10 of Lily’s personalities, each one with a unique appearance and name. The story takes around 10 hours total to complete.
The puzzles that you play throughout the game are all created from the woman’s writings and as you might imagine they’re quite twisted. The puzzles are split into multiple areas, each with a unique theme. There are 55 puzzles in total for you to solve throughout the story but there are also 10 arcade mode stages as well. The objective of each puzzle is to guide both personalities through increasingly more challenging areas. This is more difficult than it sounds however, because both personalities have different designs. Figuring out the proper path to take for both personalities is quite the challenge. The game features a mini-game that allows you to collect hints on how to get through various sections of the game. It highlights the path required using a ghost but it only shows a small portion of the puzzle so you will need to figure out the rest on your own or use another hint.
I’m going to admit that this game is no joke in its difficulty. Even though the first few puzzles are solved easily, once you get past the 5th one the game becomes incredibly challenging. I’ll admit that even I had a lot of trouble solving the puzzles past that point and it becomes quite rage inducing. The difficulty just proves how well designed the puzzles are though and it takes a lot of skill to beat the entire game.
One thing I really enjoyed about this game is the atmosphere and music it provides. It gives off a creepy vibe throughout and matches the art style perfectly.
Overall, Reflection of Mine is easily the toughest puzzle game that I’ve played in a long time. Going into the game I was expecting it to be a pretty relaxed puzzle game but nope, this game will make you think, a lot. If you’re in the market for an interesting yet challenging puzzle game then look no further than this game, it’s quite hard.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with my next one soon.
Happy gaming folks! – Shaun Meyers (Kyo Akiara) out!