Music was rather nice and the gimmick was actually pretty cool, and the controls were rather responsive and worked well.
Solid game, I give it 5/5.
478.3 seconds on my first try.
Ah, Shift. A game series I have fond memories of. But how does the original hold up? Well, it's still a great flash puzzle game, but there are clear signs of it being a first installment - most notably the length, which is paltry both in terms of the series, and as a standalone puzzle platformer.
That being said, the puzzles whilst simple are fun enough, and the writing (what little there is) never failed to bring at least a chuckle - although the Portal references do date it a bit. Luckily I like Portal a lot ;) Continuing the positive notes, the controls are tight (if a bit stiff at times) and the background music, although repetitive, is enjoyable given the short duration.
Overall, I recommend Shift, particularly to newcomers of the series, as it's an excellent showcase of the main premise behind the games. Just be aware of its length, and the relative simplicity compared to later games. It's not a game I'll come back to often myself, but it's got its place as a foundation for greatness.
This is a really good review. I agree with it. Though it's not aged great.
The concept of the game is amazing, but the controllers are a little clunky, and the music gets REALLY repetitive.
The game has a fun concept and smooth jazz in the background works. I like it.