Maquette Review

Mar 12, 2021

Stepping inside the dome for the first time, you enter a place that feels both real and imagined; affixed in reality, and made of memories. This dreamlike sense of grounded surrealism sets the stage for your journey through Maquette’s story, in which you unravel the narrative by solving environmental puzzles entwined with the exaggerated locales and features of Maquette’s chapters. It’s a tale of love and loss interwoven with the game’s artwork and environments, in ways that are sometimes novel and others less so. While the primary draw of the game from the outside is its art and its puzzle design, it it is clear from moment one that the game’s true emphasis is on it’s love story, and it bets everything on the successful marriage of these elements.