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For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...
Drawing its inspiration from the trending and addictive 'Slide to Merge' mechanic of 'Threes!', 'Hello! Lovebirds' turns the player into a matchmaker who has to pair colorful birds with complementary heart pieces to create whole hearts. Hearts can be merged to level up or strategically sacrificed to alter the heart pieces in the neighbourhood. The player's goal is to create the highest level heart possible before the game board is filled. Part puzzle, part strategy, 'Hello! Lovebirds' is a breath of fresh air that redefines addictiveness and feel-good experience.