Excerpt: Pid was a beautiful yet recognizable experience. This indie game is yet another 2-D puzzle-platformer game, which involves well-timed jumps, precise strategies and a critical thinking in order to successfully beat this game. Pid is not some groundbreaking game, but it is good at what it does.
Conclusion: Pid is pretty frustrating once you get to a boss. I have quit the game in anger each time I’ve come close to defeating a boss. I would fail due to falling onto an enemy or simply missing a chance of giving a direct hit then getting destroyed by the boss.
Summary: Elegant, sophisticated, and erudite are normally not words I would use to describe a videogame. Most videogames push extra hard to be the exact opposite of those words - mainly because there is no elegant, sophisticated, or erudite way to explode an enemy’s head like a melon when a bullet passes...
Review: Pid is a beautiful yet underwhelming puzzle platformer that's easy to adore and difficult to enjoy
25 November 2012
Excerpt: Love-hate relationships are a tricky thing when it comes to video games. On the one hand, it’s very easy to become enamored with a game due to its surrealist art style and good ideas. On the other hand, sometimes it’s hard to really enjoy a game when it doesn’t deliver on all of its potential.
Conclusion: If it wasn't for these frustrating moments, Pid would be a lovely mix of puzzles and platforming, making you challenge and engage your brain. Missing the bus should be the most frustrating thing you experience, but unfortunately it's not, meaning Pid is just one stop short of something great.
Conclusion: Might and Delight ’s Pid is one of the best indie platformers in recent memory and is arguably this year’s best, depending on how you define the term ‘indie platformer’. It may not rival the tactile platforming of a game like Super Meat Boy or match the ingenious puzzle design of a game such as...
Conclusion: Pid is a beautiful game, and it’s incredible on paper, but a relatively minor flaw holds it back from being the best game in recent memory. It is fabulous for platforming fans, but it’s unlikely to convert anyone due to a small flaw that undermines the game’s otherwise compelling gameplay.
Summary: The next time your grandfather tries to shame you with all that talk about how he once had to trudge through 10 miles of snow just to get home from school, you could try countering him with the tale of poor little Kurt from Pid.
Pros: Gravity-based beam mechanic allows for creative puzzles, Charming art style and eclectic soundtrack, Secret rooms and discoverable tools encourage exploration
Cons: Excessively brutal difficulty, particularly in boss fights, Cooperative mode prevents drop-in, drop-out gameplay