Stacking – Review (PS3)

The PSN being down meant that I had a bit more single player game time than usual. So I turned my attention to a few PSN download games I already owned but had not played.

Stacking is one such game. From Double Fine Productions, who were behind the entertaining but flawed Brutal Legend, it tells the story of Charlie Blackmore – the smallest in a set of matryoshka dolls (Russian dolls that fit one inside the other).

Each member of his family is kidnapped as slaves by the evil Baron and it is up to Charlie to get them back.

The genius of the game is that you can jump into various other matryoshka dolls (as long as they are the next size up to your current doll) and use their unique skills, such as belching, screaming and even breakdancing, to solve puzzles and free your family.

The puzzles are fairly simple but it’s the amount of ways to solve them that impresses, with lots of different matryoshka doll skills available to work things out.

Double Fine have crafted a charming game here and while I am not a fan of puzzle based games usually, Stacking is a title that deserves to be played by as big an audience as possible.

It’s not perfect, occasionally it was difficult to track down the dolls needed but overall it’s a great game and well worth a look, especially at a fairly low price point compared to usual retail games.

Rating: 8/10

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4 Comments

  1. Great review – I really loved this game – the art style alone had me sold! It was a bit samey towards the end but well worth playing.

  2. I need to pick this back up. I think I was on the third level and got sidetracked with another game. That’s not the fault of the game itself, as I really liked it and thought the Russian doll aspect was unique. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it as well.

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