Summary: Ilo and Milo are two best friends who meet every day at the park for tea. One day, however, they find that either the park has been rearranged or that their memories have become jumbled. They're not sure which it is, but what they are sure of is that they need to find each other. Thus goes the sentimental, twee, mawkish story of the sentimental, twee, mawkish Ilomilo .
Conclusion: ilomilo is gorgeous, but flawed. Great ideas are quickly stretched out until they are barely recognisable anymore, and the gameplay moves from being interesting to an almighty slogfest. If you're looking to inject an abundance of charm into your gaming, you'd be hard-pushed to find better that this - however, there are much better puzzle games available on Xbox Live Arcade.
Conclusion: While it’s easy to dismiss the game based on it visuals as a simple kids game, it masks some brilliant puzzles and addictive collectibles offering even more perplexing challenges. It’s cute and sweet and ultimately incredibly fun to play – so much so in fact that I challenge anyone to play the game without cracking a smile!
Excerpt: ilomilo is quite the deceptive little game. It lures you into a false sense of security with a vibrant, eye-catching art style full of patchwork construction, delivers tutorials with some quirky humor, and gives you a seemingly simple task of reuniting two friends named Ilo and Milo who are on opposite ends of the stage.
Excerpt: Officially released today, this was previously only available via a download code from a website. Once you’d acquired a code and downloaded the demo, you could then pay for the full version. No XBLA advertising. Undetectable in the Arcade menu. You’d be right to think there’s reason why ilomilo’s was hidden. There was – its great word-of-mouth advertising and discovering this hidden gem felt like a reward in itself.
Summary: Explore the visually lush dream world of ilomilo. Challenge yourself with exciting puzzles as you dive deeper and deeper into the story. Play along with a friend or family member and share the journey. The puzzles are easy to learn, but challenging and deeply rewarding to find all the hidden surprises.