Cloud Garden is a puzzle game set after the apocalypse. Unlike most games set up after the apocalypse, the cloud garden doesn’t depend on how terrible zombies, monsters, or humans are, but how peaceful and quiet the world is after humans have left. Will be. The point of the cloud garden is to emphasize the resurrection of nature after we have done it and how quickly nature can take over man-made structures.
As the game begins, you’ll go straight to the first puzzle with seeds and a few bits of rubble. This is basically a way to approach individual puzzles, but as you progress through the game, you will have more weapons for both seeds and waste. The challenge arises from trying to fit everything in a given small space and at the same time achieving the goal of filling as much as possible in the life of the plant.
It’s certainly not the most challenging puzzle game, but it still does a good job of making you think, but it never stresses you. That is the charm of the cloud garden. If you feel as relaxed as you want and need to relax, it’s the perfect game to spend time after a long day. Everything is built for a mellow experience, even if it may not be exactly as accurate as what you are trying to do. As with nature in real life, the way plants grow is unpredictable.
The only criticism of this game could be that it’s on the switch. Each puzzle is fully rotatable and mobile, which is great for quality of life, but it’s quite annoying with this console. Item selection is not accurate. I often picked something and missed or misplaced it. What’s more, if you drop too many items quickly, the game will stop for a few seconds. Obviously a slow-paced puzzle game, it’s not supposed to drop a lot of things at once, but then Switch has a hard time catching up.
It’s such a disappointment because the cloud garden doesn’t work well in place because it’s the only thing that disappoints it. The simple art style is incredibly impactful and perfectly portrays the ideas of the desolate sky world that mankind has long left behind. The music is subtle, but it’s fun to listen through the 100 levels offered. For those who enjoy themselves and want to do more when the level is over, there is a creative mode that greatly increases the freedom of the player to act as a sandbox for the game.
Cloud Garden is a very good puzzle game that aims to calm places where many puzzle games can cause stress. There are some quality of life issues, but the ones offered are worth checking out for the puzzle fans out there. The strength of Cloud Garden is how peaceful and lonely it is, and it justifies the purchase for everyone.