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  • Summary: Gris is a hopeful young girl lost in her own world, dealing with a painful experience in her life. Her journey through sorrow is manifested in her dress, which grants new abilities to better navigate her faded reality.

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Gris: 20 Minutes Of Beautiful, Colorful Platforming Gameplay
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. 100
    GRIS is not only a perfectly designed puzzle-platformer, it's a title that whisks the player away on a journey of colorful catharsis. Surprises are waiting around every corner of this ever-evolving world, and its stride remains strong, from the onset until the very end.
  2. Dec 20, 2018
    100
    GRIS is best experienced as single-sitting five-hour adventure and after that there's nothing more to do really do with the game. The puzzles are a lot less engaging on repeat and the world is very linear. In every other aspect though GRIS is a masterpiece in visualization and atmospheric storytelling.
  3. Dec 13, 2018
    90
    We’re very careful when we use this word, but Gris is a masterpiece. Its jaw-dropping visual style and heart-wrenching score combine for one of the most emotional pieces of interactive art you’ll ever play. It may be too short for some, its puzzles may be on the simple side and the lack of any real challenge may not be to everyone’s taste, but this is a game focused more on fragility than ability and as long as you’re willing to go along for the ride, it’s one that will stick with you for a very long time indeed.
  4. Dec 17, 2018
    90
    A beautifully designed platform adventure with quite a few surprises and good ideas, making this a playable artwork that will not leave you untouched.
  5. Dec 13, 2018
    83
    Among these sorts of games (see Pinstripe and Forgotten Anne), GRIS is perhaps the least developed in terms of gameplay and its more ambiguous approach to storytelling might turn off those of you who prefer a more concrete story. However, it also happens to be incredibly gorgeous and features a fantastic soundtrack that helps sell the emotional weight of its wordless narrative. So, personally, I found GRIS to be a worthwhile experience but I can also fully understand those who won’t see the appeal.
  6. Dec 13, 2018
    80
    In its 3-4 hour playtime, GRIS won’t change the way you think about platformers, but with such a beautiful hand-painted art style and haunting score, it’s an exquisite mini masterpiece that heals the soul.
  7. Dec 13, 2018
    60
    Gris plays to your aural and optical senses by delivering something exquisite in that area, but lacks a compelling story to prop itself up alongside equivalents.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Jan 1, 2019
    10
    Gris is a beautifully surreal work of art. The prime example of wordless story telling with intuitive game-play and puzzles. You can reallyGris is a beautifully surreal work of art. The prime example of wordless story telling with intuitive game-play and puzzles. You can really tell the thought that went into level design with subtle movements in the environment that lead you across the incredibly well animated world. I feel this shouldn't need to be a great achievement but everything shown on screen has a purpose. If you are shown something that catches your eye it has a reason. Truly a great way to end of 2018. Expand
  2. Dec 13, 2018
    10
    Es un juego precioso en todos los aspectos, una hermosa pintura de acuarela en movimiento, a diferencia de muchos juegos del estilo que puedenEs un juego precioso en todos los aspectos, una hermosa pintura de acuarela en movimiento, a diferencia de muchos juegos del estilo que pueden carecer de mensaje y trasfondo, Gris pone sus cartas sobre la mesa siendo una orquesta perfecta entre apartado artístico, musical y jugable, es simple pero a la vez elegante y precioso.
    En el aspecto mecánico no se queda atrás, y aunque Gris no sea de lo mas complejo en cuanto a plataformas se refiera, las mecánicas y poderes que se desbloquean a medida de la aventura le dan un valor y variedad a la forma en la que se juega y se avanza, la exploración se siente orgánica, siendo algunos puzzles bastante intrincados y una maravilla del diseño, la dedicación y el minimalismo, mas que como un juego, Gris se siente y se vende como una experiencia, como un grato paseo, un viaje de descubrimiento... Todos los elementos audiovisuales se complementan a la perfección para enternecer, relajar y meter al jugador dentro de su atmósfera, aspiración que el juego tiene y que cumple sin ninguna falta, pocos son los puntos malos que le puedo ver a esta obra, ya que cumple todas mis expectativas, es inmersivo, bonito, evocador, y es todo lo que esperaba de una experiencia como esta, el apartado jugable podría haber sido mas elaborado, pero la verdad que no tengo queja, un 10 absoluto y un orgullo para la industria española
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  3. Dec 13, 2018
    10
    Настоящий представитель игры как искусство. Оргазм для глаз и ушей. Самая красивая игра на моей памяти, при том что она очень минималистичная,Настоящий представитель игры как искусство. Оргазм для глаз и ушей. Самая красивая игра на моей памяти, при том что она очень минималистичная, не как та же Ори. Эстетический оргазм каждую секунду. Многие сравнивают её с Journey, но мне не нравилась она за то что она была ОЧЕНЬ короткой, ты буквально не успевал ею насладится. GRIS в этом плане раза в 4 дольше Путешествия, что не даёт ни наскучить (ибо игровой процесс сам по себе простой) но и не обрывается через 40 минут, как Journey. Expand
  4. Dec 17, 2018
    10
    GRIS is an incredible journey surrounded by astonishing landscapes, whith a suberb music and a smooth gameplay.
    The detail in every little
    GRIS is an incredible journey surrounded by astonishing landscapes, whith a suberb music and a smooth gameplay.
    The detail in every little thing shows that they have made it with love to what they were doing. It is almost impossible to finish it without droping a tear. Congratulations to all the team!
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  5. Dec 14, 2018
    10
    This game is for the Nintendo Switch, what "Journey" was for the PS3.

    It is an artistic and musical masterpiece, and it doesn't cheapen out
    This game is for the Nintendo Switch, what "Journey" was for the PS3.

    It is an artistic and musical masterpiece, and it doesn't cheapen out on the side of puzzles either.

    By comparison, I had a lot more fun with this 2D work of art than I did with either Journey, Abzu, or even Rime.

    That being said, I understand it is not for everyone. But this is not to be confused with a walking-sim. There are puzzles in here and things to discover. And there is a story behind it all with a very lengthy extended metaphor which, by the look of some of the lower critic reviews, they did not seem to get. Like I said, this game isn't for everyone, even if that person is a critic. Which makes one wonder: why do some critics even bother reviewing genres they don't like to play? (Oh yeah... a paycheck).

    Anyway, if you love these kinds of games, buy at full price and support the studio (it is a debut game after all). And if you're on the fence about these things... then wait till it's $10 or something.
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  6. Jan 10, 2019
    9
    A watercolor piece of art! Obviously inspired by the game Journey, it's an amazing game that tells a simple 'strugle' story about theA watercolor piece of art! Obviously inspired by the game Journey, it's an amazing game that tells a simple 'strugle' story about the protagonist all this wrapped by a world without colors and your 'mission' is bring them back. Expand
  7. Dec 22, 2018
    4
    Игра на старте стоила 392 рубля (как и в Steam), а как только она возглавила топ игр в eshop, цену на нее сделали 1189. Очень некрасивыйИгра на старте стоила 392 рубля (как и в Steam), а как только она возглавила топ игр в eshop, цену на нее сделали 1189. Очень некрасивый поступок и заслуживает отражения и порицания здесь. Expand

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