The Secret of Gorogoa‘s Success

Posited: Great puzzle games share two primary characteristics. One’s seemingly coincidental, the other’s mechanical. 1) Great puzzle games have one-word titles. Think about it: Myst. Portal. Braid. Machinarium. Limbo. Fez. Room and its sequels. The Witness. (Okay, fine, this one has a definite article. I blame Lucas Haas.) One day, maybe, Miegakure. Before you point out your favorite exception to the rule, consider whether it’s actually …