It’s not easy… and that’s great 5/5
TL;DR: It’s great, with fantastic, though obtuse puzzles. It’s also fantastically difficult, so be prepared to have to step away at times. Play it blind.
The Guides Axiom is… interesting. That really sounds negative, but I mean in the best possible way. I suppose another way I can put it is thusly: this is one out of two puzzle games that has managed to keep me invested after an hour or so. The only other game to manage this has been Infinifactory.
Axiom is not easy. It requires much more brainpower than first meets the eye. The initial puzzles, as one would expect, are simple, but after only a few of them, the game begins to branch in the most fantastic way. The description does not lie: progress WILL be slow. Painfully slow, at times. Stepping back and doing something else is almost a requirement to get through to the lateral thinking the game can request at times. (It’s a shame iPhones aren’t waterproof: I’ve found solutions just standing in the shower while not even thinking about it.)
Axiom, as with any game, isn’t perfect. The game can be obtuse to a fault at times, though I believe that this was (quite obviously) intended, so as to keep the mystic of the whole thing. Controls can be slightly wonky at times, either not registering or registering where there was anything register (though, in full admission: this may be my phone, as it has done that to me before while I’m hovering my thumbs above the keyboard) though this doesn’t hamper the experience.
Finally, play this game without looking up answers. It’s better that way.
I love this game 5/5
This is amazing and takes a lot of thinking
Love it. 5/5
A very challenging but amazing and time consuming. Too bad I’m broke otherwise I’d buy it.
I’m stumped 5/5
It’s a great game and the only reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 is because I’m stumped and frustrated. I’m getting better at this
Good game but... 5/5
Will you update the novel Guide:Compendium in 2018?
I Hate Games Where I Don’t Know What It Wants 1/5
I know some people love that sort of stuff, like cryptic crosswords, where you’re expected to figure out not just the answer but the question.
And that’s fine.
I friggin’ hate them.
And thus I hate Axiom.
It would be one thing if the game asked you something really hard and you couldn’t solve it. This game constantly just stops, and expects you to figure out what it wants.
With respect, bugger that. I have better uses of my time.
If you’re up for a real challenge 4/5
Use this app then go have a try on the grand theft auto 5 mural mystery, there are tons of cryptography in gta5 and no one seems to want to give it a try. I bet the developers of this app could crack the mystery. I would love to hear their thoughts on the great chilliad mural mystery, and unlocking the greatest Easter egg in video games history.
Had to write after level 15 5/5
This is a well made puzzle game with creative and complex challenges. Unlike many other apps, solving a puzzle in this one feels like an accomplishment.
Fun + Challenging 5/5
Love a game that gets me thinking.
I love the challenge of this complex game. Every advancement that I make gives me a great sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. Thanks so much guys!
Great Game! 5/5
This game is great! It’s not your average run of the mill puzzle game that you end up going through in one sitting. This game constantly has me scratching at my head, trying to think of different ways to approach each level.
Love it! 5/5
I Remember this game in a pc-cd format, but this app version has taken this game to a whole new higher level by using all the advances found on a cell phone! Worth playing!!!
Enjoyably difficult 5/5
The game is harder then I anticipated but all around superb. It is unlike anything I’ve played to date
Solid puzzle game 4/5
By Finished player
This game is a wonderful set of pizzles with an interesting plot too, which is absolutely one of my favorite things about it. I juat wish that the gamw would be updated faster as I can't play anymore until it updates as far as I cam tell.
Love the challenge 5/5
Love trying to find a pattern and solving puzzles!
Amazing gameplay 5/5
The game is highly addictive and hours of fun to work on
What a game! 5/5
The Guides Axiom is one of the very few games that forces you to think in every way possible. From decoding binary to brute force, it makes the player try everything. The story is very vague, with the missing of so many parts, but in that way it reminds me of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe" moral of the story, it's not about the destination it's about the journey. I can't wait for all the content to come!
I love it 5/5
By Isa aleixo
BEST GAME EVER
Best code game maybe ever 5/5
Okay,first of of many the game is really challenging it makes your brain think differently to the devolpers guys keep it up I would love to see more! Thank you
An excellently, frustrating game! 5/5
This game is really good, it makes you feel like a genius with every puzzle you complete! ...or it’ll make you pull your hair out until finally you give up and use the hints... Well done and I can’t wait till there’s more! My only complaint is I wish there were twice to three times the number of puzzles so I could play more!
NOT WORKING CORRECTLY ON IPHONE 1/5
The little circles you see at the beginning are supposed to be like typewriter keys. They snap crisply as you search to decode the mysteries. Mine, on a 7+ iPhone, reject my touch. After leaving in frustration i returned to find the little keyboard at the bottom had activated while i was gone. Messed up mess. The programmers need to decode their screwups.
I'm just gonna sum this up in a couple of sentences. Personally I think that this game is good. I've always enjoyed brain teasers, puzzles, etc. and this handles it in an amazing way. I will leave my review there.
Fun and challenging 5/5
By Sandy Sanvich
I’m a big fan of puzzle games like this and I love the challenge
Excellent puzzle game 5/5
Very immersive, I couldn't stop playing for several hours after downloading it. Five stars.
Extremely fun, spent a whole afternoon doing these! more updates please!
By Shooter bow 2346
I love this game it finally gives a task to really use my brain
Interesting game 4/5
Not for the people who easily give up. This game will challenge you.
Feels good to have to think 4/5
So good to have to think for a bit!
Great game 5/5
By Johnathan Joestar
The game tests my problem solving skills and makes me actually think in ways I never had before
Great Game 5/5
So Clever! 5/5
I love this game so much!
I haven't gotten far in the game but I enjoy the whole feel of the game. I've always loved puzzle games and this one is no exception! Good job guys
I love it! 5/5
Great puzzles !
Amazing game 5/5
An actual puzzle. 5/5
Which is hard to find.
Best Puzzle/Hacking Game 5/5
By Sean ee boy 66
You won’t find anything like this. It really is worth your time
Really great! 5/5
Awesome puzzles: hard but intuitive, if you can't figure it out, it's never the puzzles fault for not giving enough information, y'know?
Amazing game 5/5
The time and effort that was put into this game is phenomenal. Great job devs!
Kinda hard, but hard is... good? 3/5
I dunno. Its hard... unless you know how to decipher code.
Which I don’t. And I’m guessing that most people playing this
Don’t, either. So, good... but a little hard. To hard. But I can’t ask you to fix it cause I guess that’s just the game. But otherwise, it’s amazing. I’ve been waiting for a game like this to come out. So, Overall, Good, but hard
Really challenging but still fun!
One of the best 5/5
By Lucca Reis
It's a very smart game! Congrats guys.
This Game is Great! 5/5
This is such a great game, especially for people who liked games such as The Room! I'm glad that VSauce brought this game to my attention.
I am loving this game and it’s so different and difficult I think it’s awesome and can’t wait to get to the end of everything
Love! Puzzle lover's Dream! 5/5
Had an absolutely amazing time with it, ended up resetting and completing the entire thing twice because I'm DESPERATE for another update. Can't wait!!!
Need More Puzzles 5/5
By x USAF ACE x
As insanely difficult as some of these are, it’s fun how everything is connected.
By 5CUBA D1V3R
Great brain teaser! I really enjoy the subtle hints.
A real Brain scratcher 5/5
Okay I love every bit of this game, from the title to the most annoying puzzles. But there is one issue that seriously needs to be fixed and that is there needs to be more. I may be the only one here to say this but I feel like there needs to be more then 100 puzzles. Other then that the game is great the gimmicks are fun and the hint system really makes you think.