In what turned out to be the longest First Play livestream I've ever done, Filament took me by surprise! I don't usually play puzzle games, but this one had a certain charm and a level of challenge that captured me.
I usually find puzzle games to get repetitive very quickly. It's fair to say that Filament does have a very strong element of repetition to it, but somehow it didn't bother me. The charming 3D environment and the subtle story telling gave it something that a lot of puzzle games lack, intrigue.
Filament managed to give me a reason to want to keep playing. Even though I was massively frustrated by some of the levels, I wanted more.
The game offers no tutorial, but you don't need it. Entering the first level, I hesitated for a second, then instinctively knew what the level wanted from me. The controls were intuitive, and anything that wasn't obvious was explained at the moment I needed it.
All in all, Filament delivered in a way I didn't expect. I'm glad I gave it a go, and I do want to go back for more. I give it a 7.5/10, but purely because I'm not a big fan of puzzle games.
Filament is available on the Humble Store if you want to check it out!