[Beyond PlayStation] Energy Cycle Edge Review

by Tracey

Sometimes You are back with a new game in the Energy series. Are you ready for the challenge? Learn more in our Energy Cycle Edge review!

You may remember Energy Cycle, Energy Invasion and Energy Balance, and now we are getting Energy Cycle Edge. All of these games have one thing in common: they are fun puzzle games that will give your brain a decent workout. Despite all three games being puzzlers, they all had different gameplay mechanics, but this time around Energy Cycle Edge is actually the follow up game to Energy Cycle. Because of this, you will feel a familiar vibe going on as you play Energy Cycle Edge on Nintendo Switch.

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The objective of the game is really easy to understand. A pattern will appear as you start the game, and all you need to do is pick a node for which you want to change its color, and you can then cycle through a choice of three colors. Whichever color you choose will change the color of adjacent nodes, be that horizontally or vertically, so you’ll need to pay attention and act accordingly. Once you manage to turn all nodes in the level to the same color, you will have solved the puzzle and will get to move on to the next one.

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Unlike the original game which had a tutorial to show you how to play the game, that option is not available this time around, and the most likely reason for that is that the basics of the game, the rules per se, are no different to the original Energy Cycle release. So if you haven’t played the first game, you should definitely go and grab it since it’s available for a very affordable $2.99 on Nintendo Switch, and it’s a fun puzzle game, and it will prepare you for what Energy Cycle Edge is going to throw at you as you play it at home or on the go.

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Energy Cycle Edge has over 40 brain teasing levels for you to solve, and while they might seem to be a bit too difficult at first, once you get the basics in you will enter a Zen zone of puzzle solving goodness. The element that separates Energy Cycle Edge from its prequel is that while, yes, you’re working on 2D puzzles most of the time, you will soon need to think in three dimensions since you will have to rotate the puzzle to take a closer look as to how your moves end up affecting other sides of the puzzle at hand.

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Energy Cycle Edge is a fun puzzle game with a good challenge. The length of the game will depend on your skill level since if you want to 100% the game, you will need to complete several levels in three dimensions, with your actions on one side also affecting what happens in another one. And if you feel like the challenge the game throws at you is not high enough, you can double down and have the starting color distribution randomized by the game so that even stages you have already completed gain a new level of difficulty!

This Energy Cycle Edge review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Sometimes You.

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