Excerpt: Pid is nearly everything one could ask for it to be. An artful indie platformer, it arrives as something characteristically different from the standard indie fare. It trades in the typical existential dread for a bashful and altogether hopeful approach to the puzzle platformer. It’s a unique thing and released independently over XBLA, may never truly command the attention it deserves. What’s special about Pid ’s design is the central mechanic.
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. Such is the case with Pid , an undeniably charming and clearly lovingly crafted puzzle platformer from developer Might and Delight.
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. My Rating: 7/10 – good.
Conclusion: Concept: Infuse a devilishly tough platformer with a cutie-pie presentation
Graphics: Striking, stylized visuals are a high point; it’s too bad Kurt is a hazy little blob in an otherwise impressive world
Sound: Pid has one the best soundtracks of the year, spanning a variety of genres and instrumentation — including a clever tune centered on sounds from a restaurant kitchen
Playability: The concept has promise, but you see everything Kurt’s gravity-altering ability has...