About Love, Hate and the other ones is a puzzle game, in which you influence your surroundings by the force of Hate and the power of Love.
They shouldnʻt have pushed the button! Life on the hill was just perfect for Love and Hate before that shiny red device appeared. Suddenly, they are trapped in a dark and spooky cave, far away from home.
Now it is up to you to control the opposing forces of Love and Hate. They will soon meet a lot of Other Ones, wondering how they might react when Loved, or when Hated. Find a way through caves and ice, castles and factories, all by the might of your puzzling! If you ever return to that hill, life will be sweet again...
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About Love, Hate and The Other Ones is a simple casual puzzle game, but its elegant design and attention to detail take it a step ahead of most games in its genre. While it was originally a mobile game, this PC port was well implemented and uses intuitive point-and-click controls. The player controls the personifications of Love and Hate as they find their way through each stage to a button that teleports both emotions to the next level. Helping or blocking them are a variety of Other Ones, which move closer or perk up when Love tells them "I love you," and do the opposite when Hate says "I hate you." Levels have a smooth difficulty curve and neatly teach each new mechanic with progressively more complex designs, so the player quickly gets the hang of shuffling the Others around to clear a path. The game is rendered in an attractive, smoothly animated cartoon style, with a couple of slick full-screen animations presenting the simple story. None of the 80 levels present a huge challenge, but sometimes it's nice to spend a few minutes on a puzzle that won't break your brain. I had some pleasant coffee breaks with ALHaTOO, and I hope you do too.
About Love is a charming little puzzler with attractive visuals and solid puzzles, but it is missing something to break the monotony of solving similar puzzles over and over. There are cute cut scenes between worlds, but no real point to them and no story to speak of. There is also no difference between finishing levels as Love or Hate - another missed opportunity to add a little depth. This is no World of Goo, but a good puzzle game nonetheless.
It's a nice, casual indie game to pass the time. I like to play this game in short bursts. You play as Love and Hate, who have different abilities. Love can bring others towards you and Hate can drive others away from you. The goal of the game is to clear a path and escape the level by using Love and Hate's powers to manipulate the level. which is less than a bag of chips or a soda. I recommend picking this game up if you like casual puzzle games.
The quaint drawings in the game, the environment, the sound effects and the general feel of the game puts you in mind of a European cartoon animation. The game has a pleasant and cozy aura, it is cute and sweet. The cut scenes and the ideas behind the game fit this slightly kitsch somewhat story time atmosphere. I quite enjoyed the puzzles, they are well designed and the difficulty curve is manageable and progresses gradually without hitting you with bricks out of nowhere, the mechanics in the game are very simple, you have a push and a pull and it's up to you to decide your moves to reach your goal. The game is simple and does not frustrate the player like many other small puzzlers out there by redundant loading screens, messages, or irritating unnecessary objects, interfaces and gaudy frills. All n all, a clean solid puzzler game, which is very pleasant to look at, and enjoyable to play. I would recommend it for anyone.
From the same devs that made the awesome game Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers, comes another wonderful puzzle game. The graphics are well designed and wonderful, making you want to keep on going to see more. The colour tone is nice too. The level design is good, clever at times, well thought out, and fits to the nice theme. The story is also nice, the cutscenes are cute, and the creatures are funny. The game mechanics are nice and it keeps you encouraging to play on and discover. It is, in all, a game worth your buck. I would say, 8.5/10, you should play this.
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