Prepare yourself for a series of tests as you journey through the new logic puzzle game, The Guides. The game is jam packed with puzzles, and they all present varied challenges that truly will test you. The Guides isn’t easy, and the puzzles included will take time to get through, and will stump you at times. Everything needed to solve each puzzle is included, but it’s not always easy to find the clues on your hunt for a solution.
The Guides is reminiscent of Device 6 as it presents an overarching mysterious storyline that you proceed through by solving challenging logic puzzles. You will be faced with ciphers, hidden codes, messages in images, and much more. The Guides gives you a decoder that helps with Morse code, binary, shift ciphers, and more. As you proceed through the puzzles, you will pick up on subtle patterns that will help you identify what to look for in a given scene, and what tools you need to use. You have access to buily in hints, the decoder, a computer system, and more, but the game requires you to identify where to look, and which tool to use.
The best part of The Guides is the variation with each puzzle providing a relatively unique challenge. There will be nothing quick and easy, and you will have to use significant brain power to handle the variation, rather than just facing tougher versions of the same puzzle. The game always presents a fresh challenge, and that makes each solution that much more rewarding. It’s great when you identify the proper clues and piece them all together to find a solution. The overarching storyline presents a nice mystery that gives added incentive to continue through all of the included puzzles. If you do run into a wall, you can send in a support request for an added clue. The game keeps you actively engaged at all times, and the only caveat is that it will be an extreme challenge as the puzzle variation will make for everyone to be tested by specific styles.
The Guides ($0.99, Universal) delivers a thoroughly entertaining and rewarding puzzle experience that is a must have.