Excerpt: Stacking is one of the the most bizarre concepts for a game I’ve ever encountered. When I was asked to review a game about Russian nesting dolls, I was mentally torn in two directions. On one hand I thought, boy that sounds incredibly dull. On the other hand, such a crazy notion for a game developed by Double Fine must have some humor behind it...right? Obviously my curiosity got the better of me.
Conclusion: But the story is well written and ends nicely so you can't complain but you will find yourself craving for more. Overall Score: 8/10 A great game well presented and an enjoyable title, however unless you have spare points or are a diehard point'n'click or Double Fine fan at 1200 points you may want to wait until its in a deal of the week before picking up
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. After Brutal Legend's release Tim Schafer and the team went a different direction and implemented a system based on a brainstorming technique from Kar Wai Wong, the Japanese director who once wrote the scripts for two of his most...
Summary: If it had one or two more levels it could be really excellent, but, as it is, Stacking is still a wonderful reminder that there’s much more to gaming than waiting for the next FPS or sports iteration to arrive.
Excerpt: Matryoshka . That’s the way I always heard it from the woman in the cubicle next to me, who had been born and raised in Belarus. This strange doll she had on her cube’s top shelf was positioned in such a way that it seemed to stare down at me unrelentingly; a kind of small, wooden supervisor making sure I wasn’t goofing off. Its comically exaggerated eyes, handlebar mustache and misaligned overalls would have been quite amusing had it not been so creepy.
Excerpt: Stacking is a fresh new idea for a game that goes outside the box. It is creative in its style and story. In this new downloadable game for Xbox 360 and PS3, Double Fine has refined themselves and produced and pretty enjoyable game. Though it is cheap to download, it still offers hours of fun and puzzle solving.
Summary: Double Fine proves yet again that you can make a great video game out of just about anything. Stacking may be nothing more than a world of nesting dolls, but that didn't stop the developers from coming up with one of the most intriguing game concepts of 2011. The gameplay is a little stiff at times, but the personality of this micro world more than makes up for any minor gripes I have! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review.