Excerpt: The past year has seen the release of a number of downloadable titles from Tim Schafer's studio Double Fine. They are a product of Schafer's "Amnesia fortnights" which began during the team's war of attrition that saw the release of their last major console title Brutal Legend.
Excerpt: For those of you clamouring for a game that lets you live out your dream of crawling inside dolls and wearing them like a pelt: you're in luck. Stacking is the latest game to be born out of Double Fine Production's recent development strategy.
Summary: For most studios, the idea of a game where you control living Matryoshka dolls and nestle them to leverage unique abilities would sound utterly bizarre. When said game comes from Double Fine, however, the idea seems somewhat tame.
Conclusion: Stacking is an essential purchase that will leave a smile on your face for days to come. It needed a little more content and variety, sure, but we'll tell you one thing - we're definitely looking forward to what Double Fine has for us next.
Summary: Stacking is one of the best puzzle games I’ve ever played. It’s the only game I can think of that pits Matryoshka against the backdrop of the industrial revolution where you have to stop the practice of child labour in order to save your family from evil industrialists.
Excerpt: Players assume the role of Charlie Blackmore, the smallest doll in a family of dolls that has just been forced into labor by the evil Baron, who uses child labor to further his own socialist agenda.
Excerpt: The concept of Russian dolls is something that always had the potential to work as a component within a game, although, try as I might, I just couldn’t think of many games that employ their use.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is At first glance, Stacking looks like a very peculiar game. The concept of running around hopping in and out of dolls may not sound appealing, but you’d be surprised just how much fun it is.