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All in all, The Touryst is a fun little game, with a lot going for it. If you have the spare money to pick this up, and want something quick and fun to get through the weekend, I would recommend the game, just don’t expect too a large game, and some areas may be frustrating. You will get a few laughs and a gorgeous looking game out of it.
Is there a better way to start a New year than taking a holiday on a tropical island? The Touryst is all about going on a relaxing holiday. Well it was, until the unnamed protagonist wearing his Hawaiian shirt steps on to the sunny sands of the Touryst Island and speaks to a sunbathing blocky NPC and discovers there is more to the his holiday island than he was expecting.
The Touryst is a secret indie gem that I really hope will gradually make some waves.
The Touryst is what I have always wanted from an indie game; everything just meshes together so well to make the players feel like they're on vacation, giving a feeling I've never felt from games before, and for that, I highly recommend The Touryst to players looking for a fun summer getaway without even having to leave the couch!
The Touryst feels like a tiny game at first - but it reveals a lot of depth and freedom in the end. Especially fascinating is the super smooth gameplay and performance. The only thing I was missing in the end was a kind of bigger narrative to support the overall atmosphere.
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Overall, The Touryst on Xbox Series X is a fun and engaging game that makes use of the next-generation console’s power by super-sampling for a super clear image and near instantaneous load times.
If you enjoy variety in your indies then The Touryst will certainly impress with its consistently enjoyable and imaginative game world.
The Touryst is a wonderful slice of adventure gaming paradise, but it features some tough platforming and challenges that can be a little frustrating. Ultimately, though, these concerns are minor when compared to the visual splendour and dream-like atmosphere of the various islands and environments.
[i]The Touryst[i] may sport minimalistic visual designs, but make no mistake, it truly is a technical showcase for the Nintendo Switch with all the effects it throws around at the same time, all at a locked 1080p60 while docked. Shin'en strikes again then, and the adventure itself is pleasing and gripping throughout. Its only shortcoming is that, in the hands of capable riddle solvers, it is on the short side of things and feels like it is over a bit too quickly.