Magnetic: Cage Closed Review

“Oh, you have another box. Now you just have to figure out what to do with it.”

Yes, disembodied voice of sociopathic scientist putting me through a series of sadistic test chambers, that pretty much sums up Magnetic: Cage Closed. If you’ve played Portal, you know exactly what this routine is about, and these puzzles and their simple push-and-pull mechanics will likely feel mundane in comparison to those built around the mind-bending Portal Gun. (If you haven’t played Portal, play Portal.) Magnetic apes Valve’s puzzle game without apology, to the point of starring a mute female protagonist who’s immune to fall damage. Worse, it’s without a novel idea to make it stand out as more than a shadow of a great game.

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