“There is nothing to dislike about Quell; the game is the very embodiment of relaxation.”
10/10 – [No Dpad]
“Quell is a beautifully relaxing puzzle title to delve into.”
8/10 – [AppSpy]
8/10 – [Eurogamer]
Quell is an enchanting puzzle game of logic and relaxation
The game-play is simple: slide a little water droplet around a window-pane, avoid the spikes and collect the pearls. Easy, right? Absolutely, but the beauty of Quell is in the perfectly pitched difficulty curve - it's just taxing enough to test your powers of logic, but never so much so that it stops being fun. The gentle music (by acclaimed composer Steven Cravis) and ambience create the perfect setting to allow your brain to engage fully with these ingenious puzzles. If you're willing to dig deeper still, there's a side narrative which tells a touching story of love, loss and nostalgia. Either way, Quell is a haunting experience that will stay with you long after you've finished it.
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The game works you through a serious of 4 puzzles in sets of 3 teaching you how to solve the tougher puzzles as you go. Using friction-less mechanics moving in four directions and not stopping until you hit something as well as rotating through the sides when there lacks a wall. Eventually you'll have to use that brain power to figure out how to complete the puzzles in perfect moves and sometimes even less. There are also hidden jewels on each level that add another challenge to the game to try and find them all. The music helps keep you relaxed while having to try a puzzle over and over again. The undo move feature was a good idea to implement as that soon becomes your best friend. Every level is uniquely designed to give a new experience, never leaving you with a dull moment. The game is also available for mobile and touch devices so, if you would rather play this game on the go, that is an option as well.
Relaxing and not too challenging is probably the best way to describe this game. It's not the hardest puzzle game you will ever play, and yet there are certainly some levels that do require quite a bit of trial and error to finally figure them out (especially if you are going after 100% completion). The background music adds a lot to the relaxing quality of this game. If you are looking for a nice diversion to pass some time, this game is highly recommended
Quell is a fun little puzzler with beautiful artwork and layout. The type of game it is (slide it, and it goes as far as it can before being stopped, goal is to reach all objects/the end) isn't unheard of, and you could find some other puzzle games with the same mechanics. But what sets quell apart is the finished game feel of the aesthetic aspects, with fluid mechanics, and as said previously, the art of the game. 6/10 originality, 8/10 execution.
This is basically a puzzle game, but it is highly logical and so relaxing that is is fun to play. The graphics are nice and visually appealing. The music is nice too, and immersive. The game is easy to play, and you won't get bored easily. It is stable and there are no bugs. The interface is simple and user friendly. All in all, 9/10, great game!
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