I and Me: Demo Review

I and Me is an obscure puzzle game for which I could find very little information.  You control two cats who move in unison with each other, and the goal is to figure out how to get both of them into these…boxes?  Picture frames?  Playing demos has exposed me to games of a wide range of quality, from impressive games from both indie and large companies alike to games whose best feature is the fact that I didn’t actually pay for them.  Unfortunately, I and Me falls into that latter category.

The game boasts 90 levels and stages that take place across all four seasons in font that is very difficult to read and costs $9.99, but I wouldn’t recommend paying more than a dollar for this one.  Although the demo only lasted a couple minutes, the whole experience was quite dull in more ways than one.  The graphics are very simple and aren’t particularly interesting to look at, and the puzzles weren’t terribly fun to complete, either.  I couldn’t really imagine playing 90 levels of this!

I don’t want to be completely negative, so I suppose I can point out a few positives.  The music is pleasant and relaxing, and the puzzles weren’t terrible.  Some of them took at least a little bit of thought to complete, while also remaining easy enough that you’re unlikely to feel too frustrated.  I also heard rumor that the game was made by one person, and if this is actually true (again, info on the game was quite sparse), then I can at least admit that this game is better than what I could create if left to my own devices.

Video from YouTube User: Virtual Bastion

Nevertheless, that doesn’t change the fact that there are plenty of better games out there upon which to spend your hard earned cash.  For example, Shady Part of Me is another obscure puzzle game where you control two characters that is far more inspired than this one.

This post was originally published on Virtual Bastion on March 14, 2023.


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