Dyad: The Kotaku Review

To say that Shawn McGrath's Dyad is intense is an understatement. The game may technically count as a mind-altering drug, and believe me, that's a good thing.


In my video review, above, I break down not only the experience of playing Dyad but also where it's roots lay and why it goes above and beyond them.

Try not to turn into a Star Child watching it.

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WHY: It's addictive, psychedelic, intense and unique.


Developer: Shawn McGrath
Platforms: PS3
Released: July 17, 2012

Type of game: Psychedelic Puzzle-Racer

What I played: The entire game, plus 5 hours trying to beat my own scores.

I Loved

  • The intense, meditative mental state that the game put me in.
  • The beautiful, shifting colors.

I Hated

  • The dry eyes I got from not blinking for so long.

Made-to-Order Back-of-Box Quotes

  • "Dyad may technically constitute a Schedule I psychotropic substance. Consult local law enforcement before taking Dyad." - Chris Person, Kotaku.com
  • "Dyad is F-Zero, Tempest, Rez and Polybius shoved into a blender set to Arthur C. Clarke." - Chris Person, Kotaku.com



The real question should be:

"Should I pay my own money to play this game?"

Than answer is NO.

More game journalists need to pretend they are paying their own money for the games they review.