Well, I hate puzzle games, so I often stay away from them, mostly because I'm not too bright, and some stuff people find extremely easy takes me a LOOONG while to solve. Yep, math and puzzles are not my best.
But, this game is different. Sure, it does take a lot of thinking, so after a long while of moving around aimlessly, I said "Well, why not checking a walkthrough? ♥♥♥♥ it, I'll do it, I really wanna finish this game, but my head hurts and I don't wanna end up killing myself."
And...Jesus. This game.
I freaking love the simplistic design of it, sometimes it looks as if somebody was just drawing lines on a piece of white paper with a pencil. Sure, that looks....Bland at times. But what really shines in here, is when you are suddenly walking in pitch black rooms with bright colors, bright colors in white rooms that look like splattered ink, stuff like that. This game does really make you feel like you are trapped alone in some kind of weird ever changing place like in that movie, The Cube. The M.C Escher like geometry in here is awesome, too.
Control wise, it's the bare basics of a first person game, nothing too great about this one, but it isn't bad, neither.
Sound....Well....there is silence, silence, the ocassional ambient sounds, and look! Silence. It really builds up the atmosphere of loneliness, creepy at times, too, like in a certain pitch black tunnel.
You will frequently get lost, cry, and more often than not, you will say to yourself "Where the ♥♥♥♥ am I?"
Also, another one of the things I love so much about this game.
This game is full of signs with simple white drawings on a black background. When you click each one, you will get a phrase. All of those phrases are perfect for your everyday life, for succeeding, and for when you are truly down and depressed.
"Failing to succeed does not mean failing to progress."
"A dead end will only stop you if you don't try to move through it."
"When you've hit rock bottom, the only way is up."
"If you never stop trying, you will get there eventually."
"Falling down teaches us how to get up and try again"
"We can appreciate the entire journey by looking back at how far we have come."
There is 120 of those, and jeez, it's definitely one of my favorite points about this game.
All in all, definitely try it, if you love a challenge and thinking outside of the box, here you go! If you are like me, who wants to see the game and read the signs, then, there are also walkthroughs you can follow, so don't sweat it.
BTW......The ending.....Wtf. I'm speechless.