Pneuma: Breath of Life is almost a perfect embodiment of that particular gaming pleasure... briefly. It's way too short, and the story goes deep into pretentious and annoying territory, but it offers a thoroughly fulfilling gameplay experience (while it lasts, anyway).
|You can tell it's a puzzle game from the glowing eyes!|
It adds an interesting element to the problem solving necessary to move forward - not only do you have to figure out the solution to each puzzle, you also have to spend time playing with it to learn how it works.
In some cases, the solution may be clear, but the way you manipulate the puzzle may not be. Other times, the situation is reversed, and you'll find yourself struggling more to find the right path to the answer.
|More eyes! But this one's in a little maze...|
|It wouldn't be a puzzle game of the modern era without a light beam puzzle.|
My Rating: 5/10 - ok.