A perfect puzzle game
I blow through games on my phone like no one's business. Usually, I'll keep one for a few days before I get bored of it. Most games on the app store follow the same game design with the same monetization strategy.
I love hue is a beautiful game that is designed to be fun and challenging, rather than pull every dime out of your wallet. There are SO many puzzles. I was very pleased with the game when I thought it had only one page of puzzles, but it has three pages, each with several sets that contain at least ten each, usually twenty five though. All of this is free. It's amazing.
There's nothing in this that pushes you to buy the in app purchases, which is a major plus for me. You use prisms to play, but you are given more than enough daily to pay a few rounds, and if you need more without wanting to pay, there's an option to watch ads for a very good amount of prisms in return. It's a refreshing change.
The puzzles themselves are beautiful. I love the gradients used for them. There's no time limit to complete them, and while there is a statistic showing you how many moved it took you to complete a puzzle as compared to the world average, you can turn that off if you desire.
This game really is worth your time. Honestly, if you do get it, I'd consider throwing a few dollars towards the developers (I have, and doing so also turns off ads in the game). They really worked hard on this and deserve the support.
I love this app. I’ve had it downloaded for less than a half hour, and I love it! I can’t get past level 10 though.. =(. I’m rarely happy and I’m always looking for something to make me happy, and this app is good, except for the fact that I’ll always stress out if I cant finish something. There is so many levels, it would take someone ages to complete this game. I don’t normally like level games, because once I complete the ten levels the game has to offer, I’m just like: Now what? But I know if I ever finish this game, (which I probably won’t), I would just replay the levels. That’s how fun it is. So download the app. It’s free. And if you don’t like it, you can just delete it. But try it. And that other review about the prisms and money, don’t worry about it, you get 60, and then 12 if you watch a video. I mean, maybe worry about it, possibly, but, for the first 10 you don’t have to.
EDIT: I passed level 10. I also beat the world average on the 1st puzzle of the 2nd stage, which was 71, and I got 19. Yay!!!
EDIT II: The world average doesn’t feel pressuring to me. I got one where it was 20 more than the average, and it still said wondrous.
EDIT III: You can turn in-game scores off too, if you do get pressured by that kind of thing. So don’t worry. Still download it. Please?
EDIT IV: I think it would be really cool if you could enable a feature that made it so the correct ones would pin themselves down or you could buy hints with prisms.
When I saw this in the App Store I couldn’t imagine how it would be either challenging or rewarding. Boy was I wrong. Right now I’m working through the third set of the second stage (“The Dream”), and they really do get tough — I can only imagine what the final stage looks like. And it is incredibly rewarding when you get something in the perfect place and know it.
Normally I find it distasteful when apps offer in app purchases, as it often heads towards a “pay to win” mechanic. But this app’s scheme doesn’t bother me at all — it just limits you to 4 puzzles a day, and you can pay or watch ads to do more. Frankly, the system just keeps you from having unhealthy habits and sinking too much time into the game.
Altogether an amazing game for all ages (seriously, I’m a dude in college and still find this incredibly enjoyable). Try it out, you may find it greatly exceeds your expectations.
The best game i've ever downloaded
I'm rarely satisfied with games, i usually download a few and delete them a couple months later. This game however, I don't think I'll ever delete. I've already beaten all the levels and i even went back to beat the world average on the levels i didn't the first time. This game really helped me get through stressful times and I'm so so so in love with it.
To all the people who say it takes too long to get prisms, here's my suggestion: when watching TV or doing something else you don't necessarily need your phone for, watch a bunch of ads. I did this and got my prism count to around...700. Then you can basically play every puzzle there is, without having to wait around.
This really is my favorite game I've ever downloaded on my phone since, although it's the same idea - make a gradient - every puzzle is a new challenge.
Pleasing to the eye & very relaxing
This game is very nice. The colors are well chosen to be pleasant and blend with interesting tones. When you put the tiles into the correct slots and you can see the blending of colors and shades line up it is strangely pleasing. I find myself smiling often while playing this game.
The messages between games are almost ridiculously positive: “You multicolored rainbow! You beat the world average!” And then others such as “Superb!” I suppose it’s nice that the messages are positive, but I hardly notice them.
Any purchase removes the between puzzle ads, so you can remove ads for 1.99. I like this, as you can try the game free. The ads are a bit too often, and I enjoyed the game so I bought prisms to remove the ads. The game gives free prisms daily and you can watch ads to get extra. I’ve played a few ads while doing other things to stock up some prisms- it seems you can play at least five per day, possibly more. All in all, the amount of prisms per ad watched and the amount per round seem fair. (Obviously, I’d prefer no prisms, but I understand that isn’t how games often work).
Overall: I recommend the game (unless you’re colorblind- sorry, Tim). I find it extremely pleasing and relaxing. Free to try and 1.99 to remove occasional ads is very reasonable. 5/5
Totally hooked on this game!- ad update removed a star
Still love this game! Any chance more levels soon?
So I still love this game and I am glad I got rid of the constant ads but occasionally I will hit the watch ad button to get more pyramids. (Which is a nice feature totally willing to occasionally watch an ad for extra pyramids) HOWEVER some of the ads have very loud sound that starts automatically even if you have sound turned off on the app. Please fix this!!! Sound off should mean sound off.
My daughter just showed me this one last night and it is great! Only thing less great is the insane number of ads that start after the first set. I did buy the smallest amount of pyramids just to get rid of the video ads that played after every single level. But really love the game otherwise so far!
A day in, and I’m hooked
This is an amazing color shaded/toned memory matching game! I am only a day into it, but I am determined to complete every level.
Each level is a complete work of art. I am blown away at the transition of each color tile from blue, to green, yellow, red, and purple. I also enjoy the different varieties of difficulties and styles of the color shades throughout each level. If you can’t tell, I am a color freak and love using them in my everyday life. This is finally a game where I can relive my stress through this moving game of art. I am impressed of the thought and time this must have taken to make this masterpiece, and I can’t seem to find a way to make this any better!
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is an artist, a color freak (me), or is just a person who likes memory matching games!
Simple, beautiful, and addicting
I have been looking for a simple, non competitive game to play on my morning and afternoon commutes to and from work and I have finally found it. I love this game. Back when I was in college studying color theory was one of my favorites, so seeing this game in the App Store was a delight. Playing it was even better — not even a day in I purchased a pack of gems to support the developer and remove the advertisements. It’s THAT good. I love it. You can do the puzzles at your own pace not having to worry about timers, and enjoy the music. I especially love that the game picks up where you left off if you start a puzzle and close the app for later. Seeing the pieces of the puzzles fit together always brings me joy. Something about finally making sense of the color chaos.
Fun and different
This game is more fun and challenging than I expected. There’s no music in the background for me like other reviews mentioned enjoying. I don’t know why I don’t have the music (yes, I have the sound on and volume up).
I don’t like that there is no option to quit a layout if you get stuck; you have to solve it to get out. They definitely get harder as you progress.
I can’t say I find it “relaxing” because the puzzles are challenging, but it’s great that there’s no timer, no hints, no maximum number of moves, so there’s no pressure like some games have. You can take your time. I paid the $1.99 to get rid of the ads between puzzles - its certainly worth two dollars! I’ve already spent several hours playing and I’m almost through the third level. It is kind of addictive, and nice to try a new kind of puzzle game.
Color theory that’s fun!
By Vermont Lippy Lady
I took color theory as part of a BA degree in art, and a few refresher classes following that. I’m currently in a class that focuses on hue, value, and saturation. It is sometimes difficult to see the subtle differences that create those classifications. This game helps train the eye to see that. Especially if you use it in that way be staying aware of what is happening in the gradients. That being said, you can also just work the puzzles for enjoyment. The music and beautiful colors are easy on the ears and eyes, and therefore very relaxing. Plus, I enjoy being called a “shining rainbow”, and “beautiful unicorn” (or close to that), when I beat the world average for number of moves made. So, play this for education, relaxation, fun, and/or a challenge, it provides them all!!