Duet

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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