Don't Touch This Button! | PS5 Review
Updated: Nov 19
Don’t Touch This Button! is a first-person minimalist puzzle game, developed by 9 Eyes Game Studio and published by Ratalaika Games. It is currently available on Windows PC, PlayStation, XBox, and Nintendo Switch. For the purpose of this review I was playing Don't Touch This Button! on the PlayStation 5.
There’s no real storyline to Don’t Touch This Button! but the main objective is to unlock the door to the next room. There are prompts given within each room but they're generally a complete troll and you should usually do the opposite of the prompt and to open the door you have to gain access to a button. There isn’t really space or need for a story as the game simply progresses on its own steam.
Don’t Touch This Button! was a decent length with over 60 puzzles and can easily be completed in one sitting. I really liked that all the puzzles basically flowed into each other as you opened each door so there was no loading screens or downtime between puzzles so before I knew it I had spent quite some time on the game and had flown through twenty puzzles. I feel like the visuals were very much reminiscent of the Portal games with the clean and simple yet futuristic back-drop.
There was a fairly decent variety of puzzles initially and the difficulty ramped up ever so slightly as I progressed. however a larger variety would have been nice and maybe would have provided more scope for more levels. I really appreciated the slight humour that was found throughout where the game was essentially trolling you by the prompts and it was always fun to read the prompts and immediately know what NOT to do.
Overall, I did really enjoy my time with Don’t Touch This Button! and for trophy hunters it is a very easy platinum because the trophies simply correspond with each level. However there are a few that are level specific but there’s a handy level select so you can easily go back and clean up the last few trophies that you need for platinum. Generally the game worked well and felt smooth and didn’t cause me any issues and for the very agreeable price of £3.99 I would say that it's a fun little puzzle game to spend a few hours on without feeling like you’ve lost out or wasted your time.
Lj’s Rating: 3 green buttons out of 5.
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Many thanks to Ratalaika Games for the Review Key.