[email protected] writes, "In a way, Toren reminds me of Zeno Clash, with its extreme colors and surreal idea of a fantasy world and how you move through it (mostly with your fists). But Toren isn’t an overtly violent game, and that’s when it recalls its more obvious influence: Sony’s revered puzzle-platformer Ico.
... So much mystery is contained within Toren’s few hours. While its wonder seems boundless, its limitations are very real. Toren looks like a PlayStation 2 game, with a PS2 game’s graphical problems. The undeniable influence of Ico only emphasizes how dated it appears."