[PS4/PS5 Double Review] Gaps By POWGI Review

by ThaRaven403

Gaps is the latest entry in the POWGI series by Lightwood Games, this time challenging you to find the missing letters in words. Check our Gaps by POWGI review!

This is a double review for Gaps By POWGI on PlayStation. ThaRaven403 played on PlayStation 5, and EdEN played the game on PlayStation 4, and this review presents what they both had to say.

Upon starting a puzzle, you’ll be presented with numbered square tiles ranging from 5 to 8 numbers. Below them are 5 to 8 words, also numbered, that fit with the blank tiles above them. Each of those words is missing one letter. To the right of this, you have the alphabet to choose from, and your goal is to pick each numbered tile and then select a letter that completes the word. Although sometimes multiple letters could fill in the gap, only one is actually valid.

The game has 150 of these puzzles to complete. There is no hint system in place, which means that if you’re making a mistake, your only two options are to clear a selection by pressing the Square button or pressing the L1 and R1 buttons at the same time so that you can then fix any mistakes you might have made. The game also has the same traditional look we’ve come to expect from other POWGI releases, with a Dark Mode available and the same soundtrack that by now you either love or hate.

It had been a while since I played a POWGI game, so I was glad to jump into this one. I really liked the fact that it was extremely easy to get into the game, with a simple concept that can still have you thinking for a few seconds as you try to figure out the word you’re trying to build. On the other hand, though, the gameplay loop can feel a bit repetitive since you’ll be doing the same thing over and over again – something that could be said of pretty much every other puzzle game out there.

And then, there are the trophies. The good news for this one is that you don’t require to complete all 150 puzzles in the game. You’ll have to complete at least 50 out of the 150 puzzles. After this, there are some trophies tied to completing words that are contained in specific puzzles, which might require you to check a trophy guide to speed things up. Since the game is cross-buy, you’ll get the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions with a single purchase, so you can get twice as many trophies and two Platinum trophies if you play this one on both platforms.

It’s time for a new release from Lightwood Games! For Gaps by POWGI, you’ll be taking on a new puzzle game in which you must complete the words on the screen that are each missing a letter, hence the name of the game since, well, you have to fill up the missing gaps! To do this, you’ll select from the numbers on the top left corner of the screen that represent each of the incomplete words. Once you click on a number, you’ll then select a letter to add it to the gap.

The twist is that the solution to each of the 150 puzzles that you’ll be taking on will form a word, so you’ll have to pay attention to the words on the screen and find out which word can allow you to fill all missing letters. For example, the solution to the puzzle on the image above will be Touch – which is easy to see since there’s only one word that’s still missing a letter. The further you progress in the game, the more difficult the puzzles will get, featuring longer words as their answers or words that might not be part of your daily vocabulary.

GAPS BY POWGI Trophy Guide & Roadmap

Trophy-wise, since this one is from Lightwood Games, that means we can expect a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy, and that’s the case for Gaps by POWGI. On top of this, it’s a cross-buy game, so you’ll get two separate trophy lists with two Platinum trophies to add to your collection. If you’re a trophy hunter who wants to speed up the process, you could use this trophy guide to get each Platinum in around 30 minutes or so, which means you could have two Platinum trophies in less than an hour!

If you’re looking for a new cross-buy puzzle game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 with easy-to-understand gameplay mechanics and a ton of puzzles to solve, then Gaps by POWGI is a good option. It can end up feeling a bit repetitive, but it’s something that can be said of most puzzle games. Gaps by POWGI is out on PS4 and PS5 with a $7.99 asking price.

This Gaps By POWGI review is based on PlayStation copies provided by Lightwood Games.

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