Game Review: Enigmo

If you’re sick of getting the old washed up games, expect nothing new from this week’s Xbox Live game.

Overall Score: 3/5

While the lasting value is decently strong, the gameplay and visuals are outdated.

Gameplay: 3/5

The version of Enigmo that we got on WP7 is the original, compared to the newer Enigmo 2 found on the iOS platform. That means we don’t get any of the exciting 3D or other new challenges that the newest version of the game includes. If you want a very challenging puzzle game, Enigmo is a fantastic choice, but it’s hard to be satisfied with it when you know that you’re playing something that’s three years old while the iPhone has the new version. However, the controls work perfectly, unlike what some of the reviews in the Marketplace say. Maybe different WP7 devices have worse touchscreen controls, but on the HD7 the controls were spot on. Overall the game is very challenging which is perfect for a puzzle game, but it would be better if we got the current version of the game.

Presentation: 3/5

The game does have 3D visuals, but you can’t move around in the 3D world like you can in Enigmo 2. Overall, the visuals are good but they would be better if the game was Enigmo 2. Also, there are some occasional frame rate lags that I encountered. The sound effects work, but can get very repetitive quickly. The game does load and resume quickly, but it looses all of your current progress in a level and restarts the level if you have to resume the game, which is really disappointing.

Lasting Value: 4/5

Depending on how good you are at the game, you could probably finish it in 2 and a half hours. However, I believe the average lasting value will be 4 hours. Lasting value would receive a 5 if you could select which level you wanted to replay, but since you have to replay the entire game from the beginning, the lasting value isn’t as great.


Title: Enigmo
Price: $2.99
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

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