Antenna Review
Antenna Review
A free, short, atmospheric puzzle game.
Posted: 10/19/16 | Category: Review | Developer: LWNA | Publisher: LWNA | Platform: Windows

Genre: Puzzle, Casual
Release date: April 7, 2016

“A machine ponders its loneliness. It scans the radio spectrum for an answer to its question.”

Antenna is a short puzzle game by LWNA. You move a little robot around and re-activate the antennae which dot the landscape.

The puzzles are simple and the keys used to solve each one are displayed with the puzzle. Note, some of the puzzles are sound-based so you must have the sound turned up and you'll have to be able to tell if one pitch is higher or lower than another. You won't need perfect pitch, but if you're totally tone deaf you may have problems.

The game is nice and relaxing – there's no pressure and you can take your time.

It's short; I completed it within half an hour, but it is free.

The only difficulty I had was actually starting the game. It comes up with a dark landscape and there's a small white box with the letter X in it. “Great,” I thought, “an image failed to load.”  And I couldn't do anything. The mouse did nothing. The arrow keys did nothing. The WASD keys did nothing. Comments on Steam showed other people having the same problem.

It took me awhile, but I finally figured out that the small white box was telling me to press the “X” key on the keyboard  Look at the screenshots and you'll see how the game tells you what keys to use in each puzzle. Hey, I may be slow but at least I'm not too swift.

Once I figured that out, the game went smoothly and it was a delightful experience. I hope LWNA comes out with another game.

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Grade: B
 
Simple puzzle game
+ Atmospheric graphics
+ Casual, relaxing
+ It's FREE
 
- It's Short
- User interface different for every puzzle
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System Requirements
 
MINIMUM PC:
OS: Windows 7
Processor: 2 GHz dual core
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 300 MB available space
Sound Card: Any but ideally Creative Sound Blaster or equivalent
Additional Notes: Requires Sound on to play
 
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