Excerpt: Ultimately, Pid is really hard to recommend to people. There are a lot of interesting elements that work in this game, but they’re overshadowed by some flaws that push the player away. However, if you’re in the market for a difficult platformer, give Pid a shot.
Conclusion: Pid does a lot well, but also falls short in a few key areas, resulting in a game that, while fun, ultimately fails to live up to its potential. As a mere expression of art, of conveying mood through beautiful tone, sound, and visuals, the experience is a great success.
Excerpt: Oh Pid . Oh piddy paddy piddly Pid . You had it all. Looks. Style. Grace. You looked like you could go all the way, and you tripped a few feet from the finish line. Worse still, you built me up only to kick the step ladder out from under me. Seriously, that wasn’t cool. What’s that?
Conclusion: Pid is rated E-10 with an ESRB descriptor of Cartoon Violence. If your character gets hit, he’ll just fall over and the screen turns black. Most enemies are robots that just break apart when defeated. Reading skill is helpful for the text instructions.
Excerpt: Pid is an interesting collection of opposites. Its vision is equally futuristic and nostalgic. Its music is electronic yet organic. And its gameplay hook is brilliant but woefully bungled. The storyline is high concept in the classic sense.
Pros: Absolutely amazing aesthetic. Sound design is equally fantastic. Very nice gameplay ideas...
Cons: ...that are badly executed. This causes a domino effect that puts a dent in the entire experience.
Excerpt: Pid tells the story of Kurt, a small boy who must make his way back home after he gets separated from his classmates and ends up on an unknown planet. What he doesn’t realize is that the planet is in distress and finding its salvation is his only means home.
Pros: Inventive puzzles and level design, Moving narrative, Powerful and clever soundtrack
Cons: Strenuous difficulty, Frustrating health system, Lack of drop-in/drop-out co-op
Excerpt: Pid arrives from developer Might & Delight as something of a surprise - a debut title that has been relatively unknown and unheard of released simultaneously on Xbox, Playstation, PC and Mac. Might & Delight pride themselves on "playful, retro" style and Pid shows it.