Conclusion: Even players who may not be into puzzle games should be able to find something within this game to enjoy. The atmosphere, story, music and puzzles all bring The Swapper to be a great game and experience for anyone to enjoy.
Excerpt: It's hard to dislike The Swapper . It's from a small developer, it has a unique visual style that feels alien and unsettling, it's got an interesting sci-fi premise that asks questions about existence, and bravely, it features no combat at all.
Pros: A non-violent, thought-provoking title is always welcome.
Cons: The puzzles feel noticeably disconnected from the world.
Conclusion: No game is perfect, but The Swapper is as close to it as I’ve played in a long time. A score of “10” denotes that despite any dismissively minuscule flaws, the game is one that can and should be enjoyed by anyone and raises the bar in its genre. Therefore, I have no reservations awarding it here.
Finnish Developer Provokes in Unique, Atmospheric Puzzler | The Swapper Review
New Gamer Nation
10 July 2013
Excerpt: The puzzle-platformer genre is one that a lot of independent game developers have fallen in love with over the last few years. From Braid to Pid to Limbo to Fez , there’s something about creating a game that involves puzzle solving on a two-dimensional plane that really appeals to independent game...
Summary: Super Metroid. There, I said it. It’s one of the greatest games of all time. It may be THE greatest game of all time. And The Swapper is a bit like it. It has a sliver of Metroid’s brilliance, but even a sliver is enough to make it shine brighter than almost every other game you could play.
Excerpt: The nameless protagonist of The Swapper has four people with her, but she's all alone. Her companions are clones, mindless and seemingly soulless. She can swap her consciousness freely between the five bodies, but she still won't have anyone to talk to until she finds the person—or people —who...
Pros: Figuring out how to get the last orb in Planet Survey.
Cons: Getting stuck on a puzzle for 15 minutes because I forgot it's possible to merge oppositely-oriented clones.
Excerpt: The first scene in The Swapper shows your nameless character screaming and pounding on the glass as a tin-can rocket blasts off into space. Wherever the rocket is headed, this lonely traveler does not want to go there.