Machinarium is a pc (& Mac – yay!) based point and click puzzle game that I was bought for Christmas. Your aim is to help the little robot build himself up, then get through the stages without being caught by the bigger, bully robots. You can click on items to hold, drag items together to make tools, and interact with various other elements around the robot in the game.
The visuals in the game are amazing. The art is out of this world – and so beautifully made. For $10 you are really getting your money’s worth of pretty things for the eyes. The game itself is also very good. I actually dislike puzzle games – where driving makes people have road rage, puzzle games make me have puzzle rage. But despite my anger every time I clicked on something I thought the robot should use in his mission, only to watch him shake his head and say “uh-huhh” to tell me he doesn’t want it, I actually enjoyed the challenges. It kind of reminded me of the retro game Hugo’s House of Horrors. Though, without the text.
It’s amazing that such a detailed and modern game can be played with minimal wording. Aside from the opening screen, there is no text at all used in the game, which is really quite refreshing.
It seems to be quite a hit with my friends here and there are quite a few people playing it. I hope I have more time to play the game myself.
If you have played this game, do let me know what you think of it! Hopefully you do not have puzzle game rage like I do!!