Mechanica Review

Review

Mechanica is a game with some amazing things going on: the brilliant puzzle piece mechanic, the clever box insert, the superb art and design of everything in the game. The rules are light and streamlined, and the strategy is deeper than you'd first imagine.

However, on your first play, it's too swingy, and on subsequent plays there is very little joy of discovery. That puts the game into a strange spot for me. If you want to hear more of my thoughts, check out my Mechanica review. Thanks for checking it out.

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Supporter6 months ago

I really like some of the ideas and I really like the art. Not sure I want the game, but I feel like you did a good job reviewing it. 

6 months ago

Yeah, I really was torn about not having more positive things to say about the game, but it really is excellent in some ways.

Supporter6 months ago

I think you did well. 

6 months ago

I second that, was a really interesting read. It is always very useful to know why certain games don't quite work. Would you keep this game if there were more/better upgrades?

6 months ago

Yeah, I honestly think that would be enough to fix this game.

6 months ago

Hmm, it is interesting that just one aspect of a game takes it from being fun to a bit of a drag.

Supporter6 months ago

Nice review!  I hadn’t heard of this game before and it doesn’t really look like my thing.  But your review was well written and kept me interested until the end.  Thanks!

6 months ago

I'm glad you liked it!