Like Braid, Closure is a game I compulsively played while gnashing my teeth, only to regret that I didn’t take my time and savor the brilliant puzzles while they lasted.
Closure isn't exactly a revolution, but its ingenious concept and smart design make it more than a tribute to the indie puzzle gods. It is an early effort from a developer who may one day stand up there with the rest, being rained upon by Kickstarter cash, Gamasutra interviews, and gorgeous Norwegian models whom Notch passed on.
Closure (PlayStation Network)
But that’s the fun of a game like this: it demands that you be smarter than you thought you were an hour ago, and it leaves you feeling like you really accomplished something great by its end.
THE VERDICT - Closure
Reviewed by Allistair Pinsof
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