This product was reviewed on a PlayStation 4 Pro, also available on Xbox One and Windows PC.
Energy Cycle is a puzzle game made by Sometimes You, also the creator of Energy Balance. The object of the game is to click on a colored cell in which it will change not only the color of the field you clicked on but all the fields in the horizontal and vertical axis of that field. You are wanting to make the entire field of play the same color and proceed to the next level of 28 total levels.
The gameplay can be rather addicting. Trying to figure out just how you are going to make it all work and come out the same color can be frustrating yet ultimately rewarding. The 28 levels increase in difficulty as you progress. There are also three different game modes depending on your tastes. First one is called “Puzzle”, this allows the user to work on predetermined puzzles without having a timer on each puzzle. The Second one is “Time Attack”, and as you may have guessed this is for those that want the timer and it also includes completely random puzzles. Lastly you have “Infinite Play” which is basically like Time Attack with the random puzzles and all but it comes without a timer and gives you infinite time to figure out each individual puzzle.
Well as you can see from the screenshots there really isn’t much to the graphics, nor does there need to be. This game is truly minimalist as possible. The fun in this game is the challenge. They didn’t need to spend a large amount of time and money trying to make this look as great as it could, instead they could focus on making the puzzles as challenging as they could which really is what this game is about.
The sounds in the game is some great background music. Really has that ability to keep you on your toes and keep the pressure on you to complete the task at hand. They really did a great job of pairing the right music with the game and it really created for a fun environment.
Overall, this game is definitely worth the price of admission. It was a great challenge and truly surprised me from what my preconceived notions were about this game. I rather enjoyed each and every puzzle and mode in the game and look to complete this as well on the Xbox One at a later time. Have you played this? Do you plan on picking it up? Let us know in the comments down below.