Opus Magnum hurts my brain

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Opus Magnum - Hangover Cure (2017-10-29-11-04-26)

My experience with puzzle games is normally as follows:

  1. Load them up
  2. Fail to immediately understand them
  3. Close them
  4. Never play them again

Which speaks volumes about my embarrassing impatience and worsening attention span. While Opus Magnum left me bewildered for a few frustrating minutes at the start, for some reason I found it within myself to press through this most meager of barriers – and thank god I did, because it’s terrific.

It’s about yoldy-worldy alchemy and chemical bonds and stuff, and while I have literally skipped through every second of the ‘narrative’, I find the mechanics of the puzzles themselves to be really quite delightful. It’s tremendously open-ended, letting you be as wasteful or as efficient as you like. I like my machines to look pwetty.

It lets you save gifs of your solutions at the end too, which is great.

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