Cloud Gardens Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For this Cloud Gardens Review, we must harness the power of nature to overgrow lo-fi scenes of urban decay and manufactured landscapes. By planting seeds in the right places, they’re able to create small overgrown dioramas of brutalism and beauty, salvaging and repurposing hundreds of discarded objects to create unique structures for nature to reclaim.

Cloud Gardens

Cloud Gardens Review Pros:

  • Nice pixel art graphics.
  • 691MB Download size.
  • Puzzle gameplay.
  • Opening tutorial pop-ups.
  • Gimmick-you find plants and vegetation on a level and grow it to hide the ugly broken down landscape like signs and walls.
  • Clear easy to understand the cog at the bottom that fills up as you cover the landscape, fill it to pass the level.
  • I can ns and circles will appear on-screen to help with placement.
  • Full 3D camera control.
  • Charming and calming atmosphere.
  • You have total freedom as to where you want to plant your vegetation.
  • Photo mode.
  • You can move the landscape and spin it around.
  • Can click on the birds to shoo them away.
  • Find bits of the signage and other items and connect them to the world in order to let the vegetation growing over it.
  • A very unique experience.
  • Creative mode allows you to create your own levels and puzzles.
  • Controller settings – Invert axis and sensitivity sliders along with seperate settings for photo mode.
  • Scene (level) select.
  • Unlock new interactions and abilities like collecting petals from the growths and making more vegetation bundles with them.
  • You unlock new props and signage for sandbox mode by playing the normal mode.
  • Save/load when you want.
  • Can skip levels.
  • Soothing soundtrack.
  • The Overworld acts like a map and allows you to select and replay levels.

Cloud Gardens

Cloud Gardens Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • No touchscreen support which seems an insane choice.
  • Slow the get going.
  • Little replay value.
  • You cannot share or upload/download created levels.

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Cloud Gardens

Cloud Gardens:

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Developer: noio

Publisher: noio

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.4/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!