App Army Assemble: Reky – Is this Bauhaus-inspired puzzler a must-buy on mobile? | Articles


Reky is a lovely wanting puzzle recreation that attracts inspiration from technical drawings. It first launched for iOS final October however has now additionally made its method over to Android too. So, it appeared like the right time handy the sport over to our App Army and see it ranks among the many many puzzlers which might be obtainable for cellular. 

Here’s what they stated:

Oksana Ryan

This is a nice little puzzler with straightforward mechanics and vibrant graphics, nonetheless, the background music was tremendous annoying and I turned off the sound nearly from the beginning of the sport. There’s not a lot to explain the sport apart from you progress from one puzzle to the subsequent by transferring squares round to succeed in the portal on the finish.

There’s nothing incorrect with the sport, nevertheless it’s been executed earlier than, many occasions, and it wanted a little one thing to raise it from the remainder. Perhaps extra imaginative backgrounds or a storyline with an goal on the finish of every part would have been higher. However, as a puzzler, it ticks all of the bins and has loads of playability.

Jojó Reis

Excellent puzzle recreation with stress-free sound and a nice problem, the degrees will improve with every degree surpassed and making you suppose an increasing number of. Game is very really helpful to play wherever, its mechanics and design are very properly labored. Really good.

Rohit Bhatia

Reky is really a puzzle recreation and I’m extra of a platforming, Metroidvanias like Ori and the Blind Forest kind of man. But I beloved Reky, I performed until Chapter D within the time I had and I used to be really impressed by it a lot. Firstly, the graphic type is simplistic and sharp and vibrant at some occasions which I like. It’s sort of blended Monument Valley type with shorter ranges. The early ranges like in A, B and even C chapters are pretty straightforward and may be accomplished in a jiffy. The issue curve isn’t as painful as it’s in all puzzle video games. The music is sort of boring for my part.

So the catch of the sport is you’ve got a blob thingy and it’s important to make it attain the Point B, easy nothing groundbreaking. Where the sport shines is the extent design and method the degrees are executed, if you first take a look at a degree, your thoughts can be working like okay this block must be on this aspect, so if I am going that aspect and transfer that block in that route it should connect with me that different one and also you full a degree in your individual thoughts however that’s solely true for some ranges, because it will get extra advanced.

The contact controls are okay, although the swipe has brought on me many irritating moments and generally I used to be going to swipe however the blob jumped and it counted as a transfer and I obtained 2 stars as a substitute of three on a degree. Surely you may return and full it nevertheless it will get annoying after a whereas. I feel the developer can repair it because it’s a contact display recreation. But in all honesty, I prefer it and if extra puzzle video games are like I will not thoughts giving them a likelihood. Highly Recommend this. My score can be 4/5.

Dries Pretorius

Reky is a recreation the place a black blob finds its method by a perceptually ambiguous and manipulable surroundings to a darkish portal. In the crowded style of contemplative geometrical puzzlers, it borrows from many sources and manages to create an unique and difficult expertise.

While the environments enter into the paradox of perspective we see in Hocus, there are components within the surroundings that may be colored for manipulation, whereas that manipulation is direct within the type of “PUSH” or Klocki, the manipulation is completed by absorbing, carrying and discharging the colors into cubes along with your blob. You can’t carry multiple color at a time, and you’ll’t manipulate a colored dice whereas your blob is on it, every color will trigger a dice to react in a different way to activation. As you progress extra colors are launched, together with numerous different components.

The puzzle design is robust, with the blob’s function in powering the puzzle surroundings leading to summary Fox-Rabbit-Cabbage-Boat logical trappings. My solely gripe is with the often terrible contact registration, which had me slamming my thumb down in bouts of frustration, making an attempt to command my deaf blob. Slowing down and intentionally impressing the tip of a finger with pronounced that means normally does the trick. The puzzle design is nice regardless of the occasional management frustrations, and in case you take pleasure in this style of puzzlers and also you’re searching for a contemporary take, I’d extremely suggest it.

Armaan Modi

I wished to attempt Reky as a result of it was a good wanting puzzle recreation with a finite variety of ranges, one thing which I admire as a result of I’m uninterested in seeing pixel artwork video games. Reky is a puzzle recreation the place it’s important to full ranges by transferring your dot/character to a particular portal to complete the extent. It has a brief tutorial so it is easy to get began, however quickly sufficient the degrees get tough. The recreation may be performed in each orientations.

Reky has a minimal graphics type with largely white-and-one other-color on the display. What I appreciated is that the sport appears good and sharp with out aliasing. The recreation options easy graphics and might simply run on finances telephones. The recreation is calm/chill kind of recreation total due to the design, music and gameplay however I’ve to say that the music feels considerably unhappy. I performed the sport for greater than 2.5 hours. In the “B” ranges of the sport, the degrees obtained more durable and I discovered some points within the recreation, like these which I discover in a number of puzzle video games.

What I did not like was that the tutorial was not sufficient to elucidate the sport and it’s important to check out a variety of issues to have the ability to end a degree. You don’t have any approach to discover out which blocks are movable by which instructions with out really making an attempt to maneuver them, which is annoying. You do not perceive why some blocks will not be movable. There was additionally a few different issues like these they usually made me waste my time as a result of I had no clue what is going on!

This can be annoying because you wish to end the degrees in as few strikes as attainable however due to this, it’s important to do a lot of guesses and trials. Maybe all this stuff the developer is conscious of and are a a part of the gameplay. If you’re new to puzzle video games or in order for you a less complicated recreation, you may face the issues that I did. I’ll attempt to full all ranges completely nevertheless it may take a while.

Overall there are a few points however I feel Reky is a very good recreation and I like to recommend it.

Pierpaolo Morgante

Reky is a fantastic recreation. The concept is fairly easy: it’s important to information a ball to the exit of the extent, and you’ll work together with the surroundings in a easy and intuitive method. The finest promoting level of the sport is the graphics, which I actually beloved. The builders additionally added the likelihood to vary the background color, which provides a lot of worth to the degrees. I’ve performed ~20 ranges, it’s by no means irritating and it’s pleasing. I extremely suggest it to all of the Monument Valley’s followers!

Paul Manchester

A really simplistic stylised puzzler which to date hasn’t proved too irritating. The foremost drawback I’ve discovered is that it doesn’t actually do sufficient to tell apart itself from the raft of different related titles on the market. As others have talked about the contact display controls are very hit or miss and I typically moved the incorrect puzzle piece. The music was peaceable sufficient however I did discover myself slowly falling asleep when mixed with the laid again gameplay – unsure if this is a plus or a minus level! If you’re searching for a generic puzzle recreation to go the time this is nice sufficient, simply don’t anticipate something groundbreaking from the expertise.

Funem

Reky is an fascinating puzzle/logic recreation with a good clear look to it that makes it appear like a technical drawing that has come to life. The recreation entails transferring a simplistic blob across the display sliding and altering the color of blocks or passing by portal kind holes in order that the blob can attain the tip objective. Like each good puzzle recreation, there are guidelines to what you are able to do and what you may’t like solely having the ability to transfer a block when you’ve got utilized a color to it and you’ll solely do this, in case you can see one among its sides, not simply it’s prime after which it might probably solely be moved in case you are not standing on it.

The method the sport is performed and the best way ranges are constructed, means you must have a superb particular consciousness as you’re transferring elements of the general panorama to allow your path by the extent. It’s a extra literal, simplified model of monument valley, which required you to maneuver the panorama to succeed in your finish objective, however Monument Valley then performed with perspective to allow you to traverse ranges, this recreation performs as if the panorama that makes up the puzzle was actual, and you would assemble it in actual-world (aside from the portals after all).

The recreation requires you to suppose forward so you realize the place blocks can be in order that if you transfer different blocks they are going to be within the appropriate positions so that you can full the puzzle. Sometimes I accomplished ranges in fewer strikes than I believed can be required as a result of my thoughts was pondering too far forward and never realising that transferring a block would really full the extent at that time.

Levels may be accomplished at your leisure however you may earn star score for finishing them within the minimal variety of strikes which makes you sit there earlier than you begin some ranges simply mentally shuffling the blocks round, it positively makes you suppose. The factor about this recreation is that’s too arduous to elucidate with out it sounding extra sophisticated than it’s, it’s like chess, the reason of the sport and its mechanics sound sophisticated however if you begin taking part in, you realise how straightforward it really is.

Mark Abukoff

As the outline says, it’s a minimalist puzzler. Very minimalist. Get from level A to level B by manipulating and sliding bins. All in all, it looks as if some large and odd assemble that you just’re travelling by, with the aesthetic of a technical drawing. While the tutorial just about explains all of it, I nonetheless discovered myself doing a little bit of head-scratching and experimenting to get by.

The potential to undo strikes and look again at earlier phases helps. Not overly irritating, and a nice sufficient puzzler alongside the traces (however sufficiently completely different) of Monument Valley and different related video games. Graphics are clear and clear, and the sound is first rate. Controls are adequate, although I often discovered myself sliding the field once I meant to maneuver, or transferring once I meant to slip the field. Overall a strong expertise for puzzle followers.

Mike Lisagor

I like this recreation. The tutorial isn’t the very best however you may return to it later on. Once you get the texture of the puzzles, the problem ramps up. The perspective is much like Monument Valley and that throws one other problem since you’re coping with the traits of not solely what every color does, but in addition what occurs to the trail after the blocks transfer. I’ve had points with the sport not recognizing my faucets at occasions, however there may be a undo button that helps. I’d suggest this to anybody that enjoys a good puzzler. I had this on my want listing earlier than this alternative got here up and it lived as much as my expectations.

Jim Linford

I had a little go of this recreation. It’s like an Ikea diagram come to puzzle life. The goal is straightforward. Get to the chopper… I imply exit within the required variety of jumps. As in all puzzle video games, it begins off easy then twists your noggin’ till you declare ‘A-ha! Got it’. The solely difficulty I had is perhaps all the way down to my error. I meant to maneuver a block with a swipe however my character moved as a substitute. Annoying if you wish to beat the stage with a three-star rating. So far so good, I like this recreation.

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