For a game with such simplistic graphics it really was able to convey the overall theme to the game extraordinarily well. The puzzles were fun and challenging but not too hard where you just wanted to be done with the game. The interactive kill scene between movie episodes kept getting bored during loading screens at a bare minimum. All in all this is one title I would definitely recommend picking up even if you aren’t a horror fan. The puzzle aspect is one where any level of experience is welcomed and encouraged.
This game is one that has a very touching story. One that most people with kids or when they were kids themselves can relate to. Being based on a children’s book you can expect that the game isn’t very long. They usually are short to keep the child’s attention for the duration of the book. I had my 22 month old sit in my lap the entire play through and it very well kept her attention. She was particularly fond of the mini games where you could feed the seagulls and where you played catch with Mr. Percival.
Overall this game definitely delivers the experience it set out to bring. For the price it is literally a no brainer if you are a fan of horror and VR. The game offers the gamer a chance to experience the deep immersion that only VR allows and shows them that yes it is ok to get the shit scared out of you. Plus it’s an excellent way to get to see your wife/husband/friend/neighbor crap themselves as well all the while showing what the unit can do.
Overall, from the experience I was given playing this game I would say that this game definitely stands out among the rest of the puzzle games PSVR has to offer. The rooms also offer an eeriness to them providing that nice horror feeling to the game as well. For the puzzler adventurers out there or ones that just like a game with almost complete immersion, this is a game you are not going to want to miss out on. For the price, the game offers and delivers a complete package.
In short, this game is something I think people can really enjoy. It's not a graphical powerhouse but what it lacks in the graphics department it definitely makes up for in the mechanics and gameplay. The overall difficulty to the game does tend to lend itself to the gamers looking for a challenge as it starts out feeling quite on the easier side building up to sometimes the frustratingly hard side of things (but truly in a fun way). Too many games with difficulty like this get a stigma about them. I find that when you beat a level that you've been trying multiple times to get past, one of the most rewarding feelings in gaming. Without this difficulty type, that feeling of accomplishment really isn't possible.
The developers really took the time and care with this little game. It's not that long of a game but definitely had some effort behind the few hours it takes to complete. They tell a story of an undying love and devotion of a husband mourning the loss of his beloved wife. They really portray the lengths one will go to get that one last moment with their special someone. The artwork and lighting in this game is really beautiful and stands out among the other games I've played as something unique. This title was really a refreshing and moving one.
The use of advanced AI is what really makes this game stand out to me. In most cases, it seems this game would have been created and the AI would have been rather dumb. Making beating the levels all that much easier and causing the game to have little to zero replay ability and allow the person to beat the game in a short amount of time. That to me is the defining characteristic of this game. If you enjoy challenging yourself, and with the AI it quite literally could end up you actually challenging yourself, then this game is for you. There isn't the shooting or the great deep narrative just you and the neighbor trying to outwit one another. This game will definitely be one that I continue to play and to replay once beaten to see how fast I can get at each level and how long it takes before the AI really catches on to me.
While this game is a treat to play. It is even more of a therapeutic experience for the player. During the time playing this, I personally lost someone and laid them to rest which brought the story home tenfold. The game's usage of visual metaphors from the narration to the game going full circle and placing the player as the narrator at the end of the game. It was a clever end to a deeply personal story. One that I will not soon forget. This is one of those games that you can play today and write the review 10 years later and still have the details so vividly in your mind. I can tell you right now that David Wehle is going to go places. It's not a question of if, but when. Do yourself a favor that you will not likely forget, click the link below and experience this masterpiece for yourself.
This is a title that I really wasn't fond of initially but one that grew on me over the course of playing it. I really enjoy putting puzzles together and just didn't know how that would translate over to a video game. Though it doesn't give you the exact same feeling of accomplishment it definitely makes up for the fact you don't have to clutter up your house just to find room. This will definitely be a game for any puzzle lovers out there that like me, simply do not have the room nor the ability to put a puzzle together the traditional way.
With so much being lost in today's gaming landscape from years ago, this is definitely a title you will want to experience. It takes everything we loved about gaming from the 90s and improves on each and every item but still sticking to its true core of a platformer. This game has something to enjoy for any lover of the platforming genre. From a very unique protagonist to and even more unique antagonist this game is definitely one you will want to add to your library.