Sunday, 15 January 2012

100 Word Review - #T8 - Cogs

Looks like those people at NASA have been at the sauce again.

Genre – Casual, Indie


DeveloperLazy 8 Studios

Other Games by Developer – N/A

Tom's Current Playtime – 1.1 hours

'Cogs' is deceptively difficult, hiding under the disguise of a simple sliding tile puzzle lies a “casual” game whose complexity in its later levels is rivalled only by my earlier reviewed 'SpaceChem'. While this kind of puzzle may not seem interesting enough to carry an entire game, 'Cogs' keeps things fresh by integrating this central mechanic into a variety of machines which helps breaks up the monotony. While the game won't punish you for taking too long on a level, there are awards for doing well and some puzzles provide a real satisfaction when the solution is finally reached.

Tom's Score – 7/10


  1. Underrated by your review methinks. Well, a litte bit. The game can get tough that's for sure, but no where near as tough as other higher rated games on your blog. The fact is that you get used to the difficulty, which is rarely excessive anyway. Once you do, there are several other modes to try, which are all very interesting. Give this one a chance puzzle fans.