Bemusing game of exploration and play
I’ve seen many reviews complaining about the lack of instructions or guidance in the game. And they’re correct, there is very little...but this is why I enjoyed it. I felt like the little character in the story, not sure what I’m supposed to be doing yet intrigued by the odd characters and awed by the new worlds. And willing to jump in and just see what happens.
I like discovering how a game is played, especially since I’m one who enjoys poking, prodding, and pulling any button, lever, bug, leaf, asteroid, crater, etc. there is...just to see what happens.
The story and humor are whimsical and silly. I can see parents playing it with their younger kids and giggles spilling out from both.
The art and music are rich and colorful, full of fun. They’re the stars of this game.
So if you’re a gamer that needs more depth to a story and prefers more structure and guidance in a game, this isn’t for you. But if you enjoy meandering across quirky worlds, and stopping to smell the alien flowers, then Samorost 3 will charm you.
Beautiful game, slightly unclear gameplay
This was a truly beautiful and ultimately enjoyable game. I wish there were some more subtle hints on what you should be doing in each level, so you didn’t have to resort to the hint book which tells you how to do the whole level.
It was also a little shorter than I expected, which I guess is why they leave the gameplay unclear (to make the game last longer).
This was actually a very engaging little game. It was kind of short, but that's okay; it worked for the story. The puzzles were always at the right difficulty level, and if they were too hard, you could always look in the red book in your opinions menu. In the book it would tell you how to solve it, but in a vague enough way that it was almost a puzzle in itself. That's why I don't understand all the complaints about difficulty and puzzles being too obscure. Firstly, when u think about it, all the puzzles were perfectly logical. And secondly, am I the only person who ever figured out to use the red book?! Seriously though. This is a really amazing game on so many levels. Buy it. And wear headphones.
samorost 3 feels like a lovely, yet strange, dream that—for some reason you just can’t put a finger on—sticks with you for the rest of your life. the, at first baffling, style of clue giving and vague instructions are ridiculously powerful, and in a way that draws on childlike nostalgia and necessitates an intense love of solving puzzles and cracking codes—exactly what’s expected of a game revolving around an adorable gnome exploring an alien universe via steampunk mushroom spaceship. every character, planet, and niche experience within the game is a wonder in itself, making this game an absolutely priceless treasure trove of heartwarming and ethereal moment— and graciously priced at $4.99, its worth every single penny. 🌿🚀🍄
One of my favourite games!
by K Razy
I picked this up at work recently (campus librarians get a lot of downtime) and beat it in a day. The art is gorgeous, every character and creature is adorable, the ability to interact with almost everything had me showing the game to all of my friends and touting how absolutely precious the entire game is. The puzzles can be a bit difficult and require some explanation, but honestly, it's rather in flavour for the game, as you're going through alien worlds anyway, so why not make everything alien? Really glad I picked this up, and will definitely be getting more games from this developer!
Glitch in game, no autosave of previous levels. Basically have to start over...forget it!
I am so frustrated with this game right now. Like a previous reviewer, my game glitched in the underground cave where you add an ingredient to a pot to create a bomb. I did what was required...but no bomb. Black creatures just kept singing and singing. I exited game and went to 'saved worlds' screen to reenter and all icons were of the scene at the very beginning of the game - identical. Not sure what would happen, I clicked on the highest numbered one, hoping it would return me to my most recent location. Nope. Back to the very first world. EVERY saved world icon brought me back to the first world. I don't feel like going through all those puzzles again! I loved Botanicula and Machinarium. I would really like a refund for this game. So disappointed.
I love Samorost so much
by Heliades Flora
Weird & wonderful! The sound & visuals are luscious, engrossing & bizarre. I played it very slowly so I could draw it out, I just wanted to stay in Samorost 3's magical, mysterious, psychedelic universe forever. It's an odd & beautiful game, and I highly recommend playing Samorost 1 & 2 first - 1 is free online, 2 is only available for desktop but don't let that stop you. Heck, while you're at it, get Machinarium & Botanicula. The gameplay in Samorost 3 is the most abstract of all Amanita's brilliant games so far, so warming up with their other games is a good idea, not to mention incredibly fun.
Terrific game I love it.
I am one of those that cannot spend time playing a game because I get bored or tired of it pretty easily, however this game, as well as Machinarium have gotten my attention and believe me I can’t put them down. They both are so interesting, and engaging. Also, this type of games makes you use your brain, pay attention to details and use logic. I really recommend both games. If you like puzzles, gaming and also looking for entertainment buy these one, you will not regret it.
Best Game Ever
This game has almost ruined all games for me because I can't find one that can hold up to this one. I've played all the games they've put out and have really enjoyed them all but this one is by far my favorite! The puzzles, imagery, characters, everything is brilliantly thought out! It's a masterpiece, LOVED the game! I can't say enough wonderful things about it, I was so sad when it ended. I keep checking back to see if the developers have put any new games out.
Take time to enjoy it.
Become immersed in a world of unique music, amazing color, texture and a cast of unusual characters and settings. The last thing I wanted was to barrel through it. It’s an adventure so take your time, enjoy the visual artistry while you discover. Sure, I found myself stuck here and there, but that’s part of it, it’s a game. It’s different and that’s what makes it even more interesting and special. It may not appeal to everyone, but I absolutely love it. Thanks Amanita.