Hue Review

Hue is a vibrant award winning puzzle platform game which tells the tale of a small boy (Hue) looking for his mother, does hue have all the colours in the rainbow? Read our review below to find out…

  • Developer: Fiddlesticks
  • Publisher: Curve Digital
  • Release Date: 29/08/16
  • PEGI Rating: 3
  • Players: 1
  • Download size: 492.3MB
  • Genre: Puzzle Platformer
  • Price: £11.99
  • Hue is a puzzle platformer in which the world around you is grey, you go on a journey to find colours to help you solve puzzles along the way, for example; At the start of the game you collect the Cyan colour, when walking through the caves to your first level you’ll come across cyan rocks blocking your path, you can select cyan on the colour wheel which will change the background of your game to cyan and render the rocks invisible, obviously this allows you to get past to enter your first level, throughout the game you’ll come across crates in a variation of colours, balloons and colourful falling rocks, all of these combined make for a mind exhausting puzzle adventure.

    As you can imagine, a monochrome background with a colour wheel in a puzzle game may be slightly difficult to control, your colour wheel is controlled with your right thumbstick controlling the colours; Cyan, Blue, Purple, Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow and Green.

    Hue 1

    If you jump and select a colour change time slows down, this can be extremely useful in the starting levels when you only have cyan and purple on your colour wheel, for example you can jump from a cyan crate whilst you have a purple background and change to a cyan background to land on the purple crate, the cyan crate would disappear due to the background being the same colour, you can also use this to your advantage to avoid being killed by stomping skull heads and lasers.

    Hue 2

    Hue’s Stark Silhouetted art style background proves easy on the eyes especially when it’s complemented with a sea of bright colours from your colour wheel. The exclusively composed audio tracks are a relaxing sound, all of this combined creates a relaxed gaming environment even with the difficult puzzles

    Hue 4

    A download code was provided for the purpose of this review
    Gameplay 8.5
    Graphics 8
    Audio 8
    Replay Value 7.5
    Value for Money 8.5

    Summary: Hues colour changing twist on the puzzle platform genre mixed with it’s relaxing audio and compelling storyline makes for an extremely addictive and unique game, Definitely worth checking out!

    • Unique colour changing gameplay
    • Addictive puzzles
    • Some collectables are extremely hard to find

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    Gaming since the early 90's enjoys playing platformers, survival and online co-op games.

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