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Release Date: August 23rd, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016


Overview -

Dutch developer Digital Dreams released their first game in 2014. Called 'Metrico,' the PlayStation Vita exclusive stood out due to its spreadsheet theme and usage of the PlayStation Vita's touchscreens and cameras. Now the developer has adapted the puzzle platformer to work on consoles and PC, and have added over 40 new puzzles to the game they are now calling 'Metrico+.'

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Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
August 23rd, 2016

Video Review


Even more impressive than the brilliant puzzle design is 'Metrico+'s visuals. Each of the game's six worlds has their own theme, and every single one looks great. Ranging from a minimalist black and white look to gorgeous dreamscapes full of geometry and infographics. If there's one small downside to the ever changing style, it's that sometimes it can be hard to differentiate between background & foreground, and if something is a hole or a platform. These moments of confusion are infrequent, though, and only disrupt the gameplay flow for a few seconds.

Audio Review


Just like the original game, 'Metrico+' has a great soundtrack composed by electronic artist Palmbomen. Since most of 'Metrico's visuals are abstract, it really relies on the music to set a tone. It does this wonderfully as each world sounds distinctly different and evoked feelings of adventure & unrest while playing. At times, the game even allowed me to interact with the music by jumping on specific platforms that were tied to musical cues. This doesn't happen often, but it definitely added a memorable impact the few times it did occur.

Final Thoughts

'Metrico+' removes all of the gimmicks that made the original a burden to play, and replaces them with fantastic level design. This isn't a port, it's a complete overhaul that demonstrates what Digital Dreams has learned from their Vita exclusive. This update is well worth playing for puzzle platforming fans, regardless of whether or not one has played the 2014 game.