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A Little To The Left Impressions

If you’ve ever found yourself inexplicably drawn to straightening crooked pictures or meticulously arranging your bookshelves, then A Little to the Left on Xbox might just be your new favorite game. This quirky and charming puzzle game from Max Inferno is more than just a series of brainteasers; it’s a celebration of order amidst the delightful chaos of everyday life, all wrapped up in a visually stunning and surprisingly heartwarming package.

A Little to the Left revolves around a simple yet satisfying core mechanic: organizing household objects. From mismatched cutlery sets to precariously balanced teacups, each level presents a cluttered scene that needs your meticulous touch. Using the intuitive drag-and-drop controls, you’ll sort, stack, and arrange the objects until they achieve a state of perfect (or at least, “a little to the left”) harmony.


While the core gameplay loop might seem straightforward, A Little to the Left masterfully introduces new mechanics and challenges that keep things fresh. Some puzzles will have you fitting oddly shaped objects into specific spaces, while others might require balancing objects on precarious platforms or manipulating them according to specific weight distributions. The game throws a delightful curveball at every turn, ensuring that you’re constantly engaged and eager to see what organizational mayhem awaits you next.

The world of A Little to the Left is a visual treat. The hand-drawn art style is bursting with personality, with each household object meticulously detailed and bursting with charm. The calming color palette and playful animations further enhance the game’s relaxing atmosphere. But don’t be fooled by the serene visuals – a mischievous cat lurks around the house, occasionally causing playful havoc by rearranging your carefully crafted order. This playful tension between order and chaos perfectly encapsulates the game’s core theme.

A Little to the Left offers a surprising amount of content for a puzzle game. The “Daily Tidy Delivery” ensures you have a fresh puzzle to tackle each day, keeping the experience constantly evolving. Additionally, the game allows you to choose the difficulty of each level, making it accessible to both casual puzzlers and seasoned logic masters. Feeling overwhelmed? The handy “Let It Be” option lets you skip a puzzle and come back to it later, ensuring a frustration-free experience.


A Little to the Left is a game that thrives on simplicity. There are no complex narratives, no time limits, and no pressure to perform. It’s a game that lets you unwind, take your time, and enjoy the simple satisfaction of putting things in order. Whether you’re looking for a quick mental break after work or a relaxing activity to unwind on the weekend, A Little to the Left is the perfect companion.

While A Little to the Left excels in its core gameplay, it’s not without its minor shortcomings. The later levels, while introducing new mechanics, can begin to feel a bit repetitive after a while. Additionally, the lack of any real story or objectives beyond pure organization might leave some players wanting a bit more depth.

Despite these minor drawbacks, A Little to the Left is a delightful and addictive puzzle experience that will leave you feeling strangely satisfied and oddly compelled to straighten up your own surroundings. With its charming visuals, relaxing atmosphere, and innovative take on the puzzle genre, A Little to the Left is a must-play for anyone who appreciates a touch of order in their life (or at least enjoys the satisfaction of putting things “a little to the left”). So, grab your Xbox controller, settle in for a session of delightful organization, and discover the joy of a perfectly imperfect world, I mean it even got me to buy the DLC after I was done.


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blank Kevin Austin has been in gaming journalism in one way or another since the launch of the Nintendo Gamecube. Married and father of 3 children he has been gaming since the ripe age of 6 when he got his first NES system and over 30 years later he is still gaming almost daily. Kevin is also co-founder of the Play Some Video Games (PSVG) Podcast network which was founded over five years ago and is still going strong. Some of his favorite gaming series includes Fallout and Far Cry, he is a sucker for single player adventure games (hence his big reviews for Playstation), and can frequently be found getting down in one battle royale or another. If it's an oddball game, odds are he's all about it.

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