I got this game through a cheap bundle. I feel a bit guilty about that.
This is a platform puzzle game with a bit of a twist. Your character, a little white creature called Gomez, lives a happy, if not limited life, in a flat 2D world. Then something happens, and he's granted the ability to see the world from new perspectives. The world is actually a 3D world, and Gomez can flip the perspective around. Paper Mario comes to mind here. But it doesn't stop there. Not only is there puzzles that require you to change perspective in clever ways, but there are codes and clues to solve. This is a game that calls for a pen and some paper. Some of these puzzles are so hard to figure out that you just may have to cheat by checking the internet.
While the puzzles themselves makes the game interesting, it's the atmosphere that draws you in. Right off the bat I was absolutely charmed by the game. The funny character Gomez, the living world around him and that sense of mystery and curiosity. The visuals are just so well done. It really does seem to live, down to small animals jumping around and playing in the grass. And, the music. Ah, it's just a wonderful match. At times I've found myself lingering just to listen to that music and feel the tranquility, and a couple of times it sent chills down my spine.
Take heed, fellow gamer. This might look like a common retro game, but you are mistaken. True, the graphics are a tribute to gaming past, and there are some hints at inspirations from games like The Legend of Zelda. But, this is something completely original, and it's so well thought-out and sown together. It is simply a masterpiece. This is art!
Needless to say, I can warmly recommend this game. I'd even go as far as saying that you really should play this game. It is indie gaming at its finest, and fine it is!http://youtu.be/st4-Q2yzhTI
Update 1: There is one thing that would make this game even better; Modability and Workshop support!
Update 2: If you play through the game a couple of times you unlock the ability to play the game in stereoscopic mode (requires goggles with red and cyan glasses). The experience is quite a delight, as it breaks the 2D illusion. I haven't seen this in gaming before, and it fits this game perfectly. I almost wish I had this option right from the start because it's so cool!