[Nintendo Switch] Bright Side: Riddles and Puzzles Review
Bright Side: Riddles and Puzzles from QubicGames and TheSoul Publishing is a quirky experience with unusual tales and problems to solve. Check our Bright Side: Riddles and Puzzles review!
Bright Side: Riddles and Puzzles from QubicGames and TheSoul Publishing is a quirky experience with unusual tales and problems to solve. You’ll be presented with different situations in which you’ll have a few seconds to react and choose what you think is the right answer. Some will be a button press away, while others will require you to move a cursor around the screen to try and choose the best answer possible.
Every single one of the mini-games features a narrator who will tell you more about each scenario while also relaying what each character has stated. Since this is a logic-based collection of mini-games, you will need to pay attention to not only what the narrator is saying – on his own or on behalf of someone else – but also pay attention to what is presented on the screen. There will usually be a clue or two you can pick up on to make the right choice. Each set of mini-games will let you know how much time you’ll need to complete it, which is a nice bonus.
This is a hard game to describe without spoiling the whole thing, so I’ll only talk about the first scenario in a pair of sets to give you a better idea of what to expect. The first one in the “Who’s lying?” set has someone arrive at their company only to find his favorite pair of slippers missing. After searching for them, he finds them on the roof. Furious, he questions his four employees to try and find who did it. One mentions she respects him too much to be able to do something like that. Another one says he doesn’t even know where the boss keeps the slippers in the first place. And then one says that he couldn’t have done it since he’s afraid of heights. Except that, he’s the one who took the slippers and put them on the roof! How would you know this? Because he has a picture on his desk of him skydiving!
Another set is called “Who’s not very smart?” As you can probably guess, it’s a set of scenarios in which one of the characters is doing something that, well, isn’t very smart! For this set, the first scenario presents to us two characters who are doing things that, at first glance, are certainly very dangerous. One of them is moving her hand over an open flame on the stove, while the other one is touching the bottom of an iron before ironing something. Which one do you think is not very smart? It turns out that she would be the one moving her hand over an open flame since she could end up with a very nasty burn! Why is the one touching the iron safe? Because the iron is not plugged in!
Bright Side: Riddles and Puzzles brings us a series of unusual tales as presented by a narrator. It’s a quirky experience with logic-based riddles and puzzles for which you’ll have to be quick if you want to earn as many points as possible. You’ll need to spot differences, notice who is and isn’t smart, decide who would survive in each of the deadly scenarios presented, figure out how something is even possible, and more.
Due to how each set of scenarios is presented, you won’t be playing through this game more than once, so it’s up to you to decide if you’ll be playing Bright Side: Riddles and Puzzles on your own or treat it as the party game it’s intended to be by taking on it with up to four players. The more the merrier, right? I mean, how else will you find out how to survive when you’re enjoying yourself at a water park and a villain takes you to the highest point and asks you to jump down a water slide that might take you into a pool full of acid? Bright Side is out on Nintendo Switch with a $7.99 asking price.
This Bright Side review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by QubicGames.