TOHU Review

Explore a cute and whimsical world to save the inhabitants of the fish planets in TOHU!

Format: PC via Steam
First playthrough time: 4 hours
Cost: 14.99 USD

TOHU game screenshot.

Released Jan 28th, 2021 by Fireart Games | The Irregular Corporation

Advertisements

Quick Overview

Major Pros:
  • Cute whimsical world
  • Lots of different puzzle types
Major Cons:
  • None
Minor Pros:
  • Good difficulty
Minor Cons:
  • Sometimes unclear what you can interact with
  • Jumping up or climbing down is slow with awkward trigger boxes
TOHU game screenshot.

The fish planets

Finding this review helpful? Consider following to see more!

In-Depth Review

TOHU is a point-and-click adventure game set in a whimsical world where the characters living on flying fish and other aquatic animals. Players take on the role of The Girl and her companion Cubis to set out in search of help when a mysterious stranger damages the sacred engine keeping their fish planet alive. To do so, they have to convince a number of odd neighbors to help them, doing everything from participating in a magic show to turning a lizard into a dragon.

TOHU game screenshot.

An arrangement puzzle

The puzzles in TOHU usually focus on being presented with a single screen of interactable parts and trying to determine what interactions will yield results. There are some puzzles that require finding hints elsewhere or finding a key item, but most focus on the player’s ability to figure out what needs to be done. A fair number of puzzles do require a decent reaction time, and a small reaction time puzzle is required to unlock the hint sheet for each area.

TOHU game screenshot.

Reaction puzzle to unlock hint sheet

One thing I found a little troublesome was how often it was unclear what the player could interact with. This was particularly annoying in one section with a guard where failing to identify the task and execute it with quick reaction time would force the player to have to start over. Interactable locations to jump up or climb down terrain were also finicky and often not in the spot I expected.

TOHU game screenshot.

I had to restart this section so many times I lost track

Advertisements

Recommendation

Overall, I found TOHU to be a cute and whimsical point-and-click adventure game. The puzzles were interesting and of good difficulty. I did have some issues with interacting with objects, particularly what could be interacted with and where to find the interaction zones to climb objects. I recommend TOHU to players attracted to its world and character design, that are looking for more freeform puzzles.

Found this review helpful? Consider following to see more!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.