Puzzle games are becoming more and more infrequent, or at least the good ones. Gamers nowadays want explosions and fast-paced action while the slower-paced cerebral games are dying out. Great puzzle games still exist, but it’s scraping the bottom of the video game barrel to find them.
Path to Luma
The puzzle genre was extremely weak this year, especially with this genre moving nearly exclusively to mobile platforms, but Path to Luma shined a light on the fading genre. Exploring mini planets to shed them of pollution and install new eco-friendly solutions is a great message in this day and age as well as making for a beautiful game. Path to Luma is relaxing, addictive, and gorgeous.