[PlayStation 5] Harmony’s Odyssey Review
Harmony’s Odyssey from We Dig Games is a 3D puzzle game with cozy dioramas to solve. Learn more in our Harmony’s Odyssey review!
Harmony’s Odyssey from We Dig Games is a 3D puzzle game with cozy dioramas to solve. Your journey begins when the titular character is taking care of her plants. Unknown to her, some creatures enter her house and start to make a mess. They end up breaking some of her magic wands, which end up breaking up the room into different pieces while also mixing them up. You’ll have to dive into the Campaign to fix things as you get to meet new creatures and visit new locations.
The game’s controls are simple since you’ll only be using the left analog stick to select a piece with the X button to then select which piece it should be exchanged with. But as you progress further, a new puzzle type is introduced. For this one, you’ll have to move a cursor around the screen as you try to find the differences between the area on the left side of the screen and the area on the right side of the screen. You will also be able to rotate the camera as needed in order to get a better view of things.
Keep going, and you’ll reach the city, where a new puzzle type will be thrown into the mix. For this one, you’ll have to move pieces to be able to trap a character so that it doesn’t manage to catch up with your cat… who stole a hot dog from his barbeque party! There will be more puzzle types introduced later on, which act as mini-games that will help to change the pace as you work on completing different objectives.
As you complete each level in the main Campaign, you’ll unlock bonus mini-games you can take on by visiting the Arcade section from the main menu. These mini-games will take the content from the Campaign and remix things to use new puzzle types for you to do things a bit differently. What used to be a regular puzzle that had you completing a scene will now require you to find what’s different when comparing two images. You might even be asked to look at a location for a few seconds and then remember its general layout so that you can point out what’s different!
And now, let’s talk about trophies! Harmony’s Odyssey features a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy waiting for you. And since this one is a Cross-Buy title, if you own a PlayStation 5 console, you’ll be able to download both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game at no extra cost, and each version will have its own trophy list for you to work on. Each list has 21 Bronze trophies, 11 Silver trophies, and 4 Gold trophies for you to work on. Most of the trophies will pop as you complete the Campaign. There are also trophies tied to completing all levels in Arcade. There’s a trophy for completing a level after spending 25 minutes in it. Oh, and you need to complete all levels while playing in the Hard difficulty setting.
Harmony’s Odyssey is, at its core, a 3D sliding puzzle game with cozy dioramas to solve. Some new puzzle types – and mini-games! – will also be introduced along the way to keep the whole experience feeling fresh, and you’ll unlock bonus puzzles to solve for the Arcade Mode as you take on the Campaign. Harmony’s Odyssey is available as a Cross-Buy title, so your $14.99 purchase will allow you to download both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game at no extra cost. There’s also a Harmony’s Odyssey Deluxe Version available with a $19.99 price tag, which, along with the main game, has this to offer.
– Exclusive SOUNDTRACK available only on PlayStation
– 3 Exclusive Avatars
– Exclusive Dynamic Theme (available only on PS4)
This Harmony’s Odyssey review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by We Dig Games.