Duet on Steam

MSRP: $4.99

Platforms: Win, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android

Release: 8/3/15

Steam Rating: 97% positive

Well it’s been awhile since I’ve played a game that wasn’t a platformer that made me feel quite so clumsy.  Because I intellectually understand the hows of Duet. It’s an action pseudo-puzzler that’s really pretty easy in concept.  But my fingers keep refusing to do my bidding, and I keep splattering orb parts over every surface.


All those stains remind me of running back to a fight in a World of Warcraft raid and seeing a whole bunch of little skeletons scattered all over the floor.  There’s a splatter for each time I failed.  There’s splatters on the obstacles that have already passed, and a few even on those not on screen yet.  There were a lot of pretty visual reminders of my failure.  And this, friends, was on the very first story level.


You may have already guessed the concept.  You need to rotate the circle so that neither the red or blue balls touch any of the white obstacles. Yes, I know how simple that sounds.  It’s not simple. Well, it’s not simple for me at least.


I guess I just don’t have a circular state of mind.  I didn’t get far in Duet, but I’m intrigued, and I might watch the whole story in Let’s Plays.  Here’s the first chapter – Ignorance – played by someone with fingers much cleverer than mine.

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