Almightree: The Last Dreamer has been in development for quite some time, something unusual for a mobile game. Still, the long development time was justified by the fact that the team wanted to create a 3D puzzler with elements taken from The Legend Of Zelda series. Over time, however, the Zelda inspired gameplay features have been removed, making the game a bit different than originally envisioned. Not a bad thing at all, considering how good Almightree: The Last Dreamer turned out in the end.
In Almightree: The Last Dreamer you will be controlling the titular Last Dreamer as he tries to save the world following a dream vision where the Almightree tasked him with saving its saplings and prevent the fall of the world. Other small snippets of story are told through photos shown during the game but the game actually never goes in-depth with the story.
Even though the Almightree: The Last Dreamer story is pretty light, it’s perfectly integrated with the gameplay experience. The Last Dreamer will be able to move on a 3D plane, move blocks around so that the sapling can be reached and saved. Controlling the character is incredibly easy, with the controls being really responsive and precise. This also makes creating portals with taps incredibly convenient, as you will hardly miss a beat due to the controls.
Moving blocks around in Almightree: The Last Dreamer is done by the already mentioned portals. Tapping the screen on empty space will open a portal while tapping on a block will make it go through the portal. The best thing about Almightree: The Last Dreamer is that there’s plenty of freedom in solving the puzzles, as there are multiple ways to do so and none are the right one. Sure, some ways are definitely faster than others, but there’s no real penalty in taking more time to complete a stage, if the extra time is still within the time limit included in each and every stage.
Almightree: The Last Dreamer also does a great job in easing the player into its gameplay experience. The first puzzles are quite simple but soon enough you will have to deal with different block types that behave differently that the regular ones like the thorn blocks that cannot be jumped over, the steel blocks that cannot be transported and more.
As if the great gameplay experience wasn’t enough, Almightree: The Last Dreamer also delivers on graphics and sound, which are crafted so that they fit into the overall premise nicely.