Paws and Soul
Developers: Arkuda Inc., ELECTROSTALIN ENTERTAINMENT
Publishers: Games Operators, PlayWay S.A.
Paws and Soul is a peaceful journey through the woods, filled with orb collecting and ghostly visions. You'll learn about David and his family along the way, and further exploration lets you learn about Michelle as well. The dialogue feels unrealistic and the gameplay can be repetitive, but the story keeps you going.
Paws and Soul may not be some triple-A action spectacle, but it is a beautiful and colourful display of what it may be like to explore and reflect on memories of a life long lived. It does so with aplomb as well, as it showcases wonderful and easy puzzle segments that never hurt the brain. The music helps to immerse you while the gameplay lets you embody the game's literal spirit. Paws and Soul successfully accomplishes what it is set out to be, a beautiful tale with ethereal ideologies to make it an experience worth enjoying.
Paws and Soul starts off with a big promise but doesn't really delivery it: There aren't that many secrets to unfold in the world and the story is, while being told solidly, really predictable and not exciting. The worlds are wonderful, yet the meditative experience is being thrown back by a nice, yet repetitive soundtrack. Some flaws in controls and gameplay also make the experience less enjoyable.
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Paws and Soul - trailer (4К, 2019)