The Wanderer: Frankenstein's Creature
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If you're a fan of literature, games with meaning, or unique art styles, then you won't regret playing The Wanderer: Frankenstein's Creature. A calm, sorrowful, and beautiful adventure awaits you, with poignant storytelling from the very Creature you control. The landscape will splay out around you in vibrant watercolors, and the music will guide your emotions. There is no thrill, no fast-paced adventure, no strategy, so if that's your cup of tea you may want to look elsewhere. Otherwise, this game is a beautiful book come to life, and is absolutely worth the play.
Whilst artistically stunning, The Wanderer: Frankentein's Creature's port to Switch is riddled with bugs, rendering it unplayable in parts.
The Wanderer: Frankenstein's Creature is an ode to Mary Shelley, beautiful to see, a pain to play.
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From the sweeping visual appeal, to the emotive and often soothing audio. The story will guide you through the ups and downs of a creature experiencing a world they cannot fully understand. Something I imagine many of us might be feeling at this moment in time. As such I can heartily recommend The Wanderer, not as a game, but as an experience. One to savour and enjoy with a warm cup of tea and a flickering candle at one’s side. Mary Shelley would be proud.
Those that are obsessed with Shelley’s original novel will find this a worthy supplement. Those that aren’t will still find the experience enjoyable in its artistry.
The Wanderer leaves me wanting so much more. There is no difficulty in traversing the world of the game which doesn't work for my playstyle. That said, for those looking for a haunting story set to beautiful art The Wanderer: Frankenstein's Creature is for you.
Unfortunately in the end I just can’t recommend this. It’s beautiful, and with a bit more polish I would call it a fine way to experience a classic tale. As it stands at the moment, though, the bugs are an active detriment and the actual gameplay, the stuff that differentiates this from just reading a book or watching a movie, feel like they detract from the story more than add to it.