Just a few years again, Pip loved Hook, a minimalist puzzle sport about untangling mish-mashes of hooks and pins by eradicating items within the appropriate order. When you attempt to take away that one, the hook will snag on that pin, so first this pin must go however ah! that goes via the center of this ring, so… it is fascinating to know a form and system so you may pull it to items. Now a sequel is out, and it is also good, and it is below £2, and it has a demo too.
Hook 2 is a bit like these adverts for Evony: The King’s Return with the minotaur, however with out that fool groaning each time he fluffs a straightforward puzzle. Or it is like Hook, however with extra puzzles. Every stage opens with an association of particular person hooks, loops, and pins. Click on the tip of 1 and it will retract in direction of its base, except it snags on one other half in the way in which. So that you’re trying to determine the proper order to dissemble the whole lot. Begins easy, will get extra complicated as transferring components, a complete additional spatial dimension, and different problems are available.
I dig it. It is chill and simply taxing sufficient to be satisfying. And the two-tone look shouldn’t be solely enticing, it is a complicating think about some puzzles, with components and paths hiding behind others till you search for a brand new perspective. That is intelligent. The mechnical clicks and clanks of the method are good too, the suggestion of tinkering with a gizmo or selecting a lock.
I do not think about the sport can be large, however it’s good and it is low-cost. I am 51 puzzles deep to date and have not even encountered among the parts in Hook 2’s advertising and marketing screenshots. If I needed to guess, I might say they give the impression of being… managed by wi-fi? Oh no. However I belief it’s going to proceed to introduce me to ideas gently then ramp up issue by mixing with different puzzle parts.
Hook 2 is out now on Steam for Home windows, Mac, and Linux, with a ten% launch low cost making the worth a mere £1.52/€1.43/$1.79 till the sixth of July. A free demo is up on that Steam web page. Hook 2 can also be out there for Apple and Android pocket telephones.
It is made by Maciej Targoni, who additionally made the stunning Klocki and different minimalist puzzlers.