Tin Hearts on PS5 – The DVDfever Review – A new puzzle game

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Tin Hearts is a new game which is like the opposite of Lemmings, in that you have a series of tin soldiers who have to be safely guided along an obstacle course, which you need to semi-create.

I say ‘semi-create’ because the locations show a workshop with tables, side tables, bookcases etc, and you have to find a way to get from the box of toys to the door in the wall, somewhere across the room.

It’s entertaining to play for a while, but after going through the Prologue and part of Act I, while it’s nice to see various secrets revealed within some levels – as you’ll see from the gameplay – it’s fun for a while, but soon gets way too samey to make me want to stick at it, at length.

I can see from the stats on PS5, that it shows very few people have completed Act 2, let alone Act I, and even less for III and IV. Oddly, while there are tons of levels to complete, the Acts are of very arbitrary lengths, so the Prologue I has 6 levels, Act I has 11 levels, and so on.

Tin Hearts also does get a bit frustrating that there’s only so many blocks given to you to use, per level, so you’ll run out of ways to set out obstacles, and need to quickly rearrange them.

However, if you are inclined to stick with it, it is a beautiful game, and when you use the option to follow the soldiers, it’s achingly cute, with the one you’re following always in focus, and others just out of focus, as if it was a movie.

Thanks to our friends at Wired Productions for the review code for this game.

Tin Hearts is out now on several formats including PS4.

Tin Hearts – Gameplay (PS5, 4K UHD 60fps) – DVDfeverGames

Important info:

  • Developer: Rogue Sun
  • Publisher: Wired Productions
  • Players: single-player