Review: Glass Masquerade (PlayStation 4)

Welcome to Glass Masquerade – an artistic puzzle game inspired by Art Deco & stained glass artisans of the 20th century. You need to combine hidden glass pieces to unveil clocks and themes exhibited by various cultures of the world at the ‘International Times Exhibition’ – an interactive electronic show.

Pros:

  • Stained glass looking graphics.
  • 216MB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Jigsaw gameplay.
  • Timed puzzles.
  • 25 puzzles.
  • Glass Masquerade has an easy platinum.
  • Hint fragments-on/off. This highlights 6 pieces and shows roughly where they go.
  • Each puzzle has its own difficulty rating on a 5-star system.
  • World map level select.
  • Chilled atmosphere.
  • Glass Masquerade is so satisfying when pieces click into place.
  • Beautiful artwork.
  • You cant see the images or rotation. on the pieces, Just the shape.
  • Pieces once selected rotate to the correct position. You don’t need to spin them.

Cons:

  • No leaderboards.
  • Lacks replayability.
  • No preview image.
  • Glass Masquerade has clunky controls.
  • No co/op multiplayer.
  • Glass Masquerade has no tutorial.
  • DLC puzzles cam out on the Steam version but couldn’t see them here.
  • Only one control layout and even then you don’t get told them.

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.6/10

Summary

Glass Masquerade is a lush jigsaw game. Its so relaxing coupled with some truly great art images. Its got everything intact from the Steam version except its missing the DLC stuff. I didn’t like how cold it felt first going in. No basic overview or even a control layout screen, It was just not very nice. Over that though, The game is one of those lazy Sunday games, Trophies are for completing a puzzle in each country so that’s an easy Platinum! For me, the pieces felt weird? Like they were just a tad too big and my brain couldn’t match them up properly? It was definitely a thing that happened a fair few times. Ok so Glass Masquerade is a game for trophy hunters and gamers who just want a chilled experience and this game needs more puzzles!

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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