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Octahedron: Transfixed Edition (Switch) Review

Feb 04, 2019

Imagine spending a quiet evening in your small cabin in the middle of the woods, going out for a nighttime walk, touching a spinning inter-dimensional octahedron which consumes your corporeal being, spirits you away to flatland and imbues you with the untold power to manifest blocks beneath your feet. It’s a tale as old as time, really. This is the premise for the neon fever dream that is Octahedron’s world, in which you will work through levels collecting gems, lighting bulbs, plucking flowers, and ensorcelling transient platforms beneath your feet to climb your way to the exit point at the top. As with any fish out of water tale, there is a sense of needing to find your way back “home,” but also that of escaping something sinister not far behind, and as such progression through the levels feels like casual exploration and compulsory survival in equal measure.