Glyph Review (Steam)

Our Glyph Review takes on this gameplay that combines aerial maneuvers with tranquil exploration in a stunning 3D platforming experience. Add a mesmerizing original soundscape, and Glyph is lifting you up and whisking you away.

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Glyph Review Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 1.29GB Download size.
  • Full controller support.
  • Graphics – full screen, resolution, anti-aliasing, shadow quality, shadow distance, and depth of field.
  • Can rebind controls for both keyboard and the controller.
  • Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • In-game cutscenes.
  • Puzzle platformer gameplay.
  • Full camera control.
  • Tutorial levels.
  • Tight controls.
  • Very accessible.
  • Levels will have coins, keys, and Collectibles in them and you can see your progress.
  • Movement is a kind of slowed-down affair that makes timing jumps and air control easier.
  • Energy can be in rings or flooring and will charge moves like double jump etc.
  • Momentum plays a big part.
  • Unlock new abilities like flight and wall climbing.
  • Hard to put down.
  • Cosmetics – avatars and trails.
  • Fast loading times.
  • The difficulty is 1 to 5 stars.
  • Coins and gems are used to unlock new levels.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Clever level design.
  • Get hints to the whereabouts of the harder-to-find artifact Collectibles.
  • Unlock time trial events.

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Glyph Review Cons:

  • Barebones graphic settings.
  • Doesn’t have any Steam achievements.
  • Air control takes some getting used to.
  • No checkpoints.
  • The camera is not always ideal.
  • Levels are timed but it has no leaderboards.

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Glyph:

Official website.

Developer: Bolverk Games

Publisher: Bolverk Games

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Steam

Nintendo

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.2/10

Summary

Glyph is a truly joyous game. It has such a whimsical happy atmosphere to it all. You roll around levels, navigating obstacles and flying or double jumping the landscape. It’s a game that is a platformer but also a bit of a puzzle game. You unlock levels and build up the overall world by collecting gems, coins and artifacts. I just love accessible and fun it is to play, I had occasional issues with the camera and judging the distances but it’s OK as the game just emits happiness even when it’s straight up kicking your ass. You can easily lose hours as you climb, explore and generally have fun. Glyph is one of the better games that no one is talking about.

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!

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