What makes a puzzle game a good puzzle game?

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#1  Edited By CollocGame
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I wrote an article about my puzzle game colloc, but i still wonder about what other people think what makes a puzzle game good, or bad.

happy to hear some suggestions form you guys.Link: https://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/EimanTan/20190513/342476/A_new_type_puzzle_game_COLLOC_Dev_Blog_1.php

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#2 outworld222
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It has to offer something unique. Like proffesor layton did for example. Tetris did it back in the day. Look at what pushmo or picross did. Very revolutionary.

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#3 henrythefifth
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For me, fascinating locations are more important than the quality of puzzles.

Syberia is a good example of this.

Or the cheap 'find items' PC games. I like playing them if they have evocative locations in which the items are hidden.

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#5 Peasly
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Complexity or quality of puzzle. Loved Prof Layton on Nintendo DS. Also loved the Broken Sword series on iPad..

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#7 Drakensson
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Beatable and logic puzzles that also require lateral thinking. Portal 2 is the best example I have played