Lily in Puzzle World (XSX) Review with stream

Another single screen puzzle platformer published by EastAsiaSoft, Lily in Puzzle World is as casual and easy going as they come. The lack of challenge is great for Achievement hunters, as I was able to pop all 1,000 gamerscore in 20 minutes, but more serious players will be left feeling a little bored.

The goal is to guide Lily to the exit point, avoiding the occasional hazard (there is no attacking ability), like stereotypical spikes and arrows, along the way. As its main gameplay gimmick, Lily’s pill shape can be reduced to a ball to allow passage through smaller spaces. Being smaller also makes Lily move a little faster and keys need to be collected to unlock doors. Each stage has an optional coin to collect which can be spent to unlock hats which only slightly changes cosmetic appearance; they do not grant additional powers.

Visually, the game has as sketchbook style and the one music track that loops is pleasant, but it would have been nice if a couple more where included.

Honestly, there isn’t much to say about Lily in Puzzle World because there isn’t much happening. You make a couple of easy jumps, grab the key, collide with the goal, and repeat. Figuring out each puzzle only takes a couple seconds at most so there is no need for a built-in hint system or referencing an online guide. Even with the annoying screen transitions and unnecessary “cleared” message that pops up when reaching the exit point, this puzzle platformer is best recommend for in-experienced players or Achievement hunters. It is fine and it plays well, there just isn’t much here and without challenge.

SCORE: 6/10

Not As Good As: Sir Lovelot

On Par With: other single screen platformers published by EastAsiaSoft

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By: Zachary Gasiorowski, Editor in Chief

Twitter: @ZackGaz

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