XON is a puzzle adventure game inspired by games like Myst and Riven.
Explore a unique world and reveal its mysteries...
Ratings and Reviews
Short but promising
I loved this game. The scenery was beautiful and the puzzle was somewhat challenging while not being ridiculously recondite. My only nearly negative comment isn't really negative. It's just to recognize that, with only one puzzle to solve, the game was very short. The reason this isn't really a complaint is that it was free. I think it is being given away as a sample of what the series has to offer: what the developers are capable of, like a hint at good things to come. I think I'll buy the second episode (it's listed now for only $1.99). If that proves to be equally brief (the first took me about 30-minutes to solve), then I might have to reconsider my praises. But I've seen enough here to make it seem worthwhile to invest further.
Very short, not very interesting
There are some truly great games like this out there, so I have to consider that when rating this just 2 stars. This is essentially just one puzzle. The puzzle is not as challenging as the controls, it's essentially like you are a rat in a maze and performing one rote action after another. Very limited interaction with the environment. There is a rope hanging from a wall that is really out of place in this stark environment - you can't climb it or anything. I mention it because there are so few items in the environment that it is odd to have this random rope. Maybe it is part of the next installment? Annoying part: It is possible to get into the pen by falling off a ledge, but once in you cannot get out unless you have previously opened the door from the outside, so you must start a new game in order to continue. The game took me 10 minutes after I restarted. This would be a fine part of a larger game, but it does need more interest and more interactive potential.I thank all game designers in this type of game. I appreciate the effort.
This game hit the spot for me as I like point-and-clicks with 360* real-time navigation. They just feel more immersive to me, though there are plenty of other high-quality ones that are certainly worth playing (and I do). It was short and not too difficult, but worked great as an intro to pull you into the rest of the series. I understand from some of the other reviews that the second (and I assume subsequent) ones are longer and more complex, so I’ll likely invest a couple bucks per to continue this enjoyable adventure.
P.S. Would really like to see more games of this genre, as they seem to be conspicuously scarce on the App Store. Just a thought.
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