Verfasst: 21. September 2014
What a boring game. No plot, no purpose, no puzzles, nothing interesting at all.
It's like Exile but without the puzzles or inventory.
It's like Limbo but without the atmosphere, sound effects or puzzles.
It's like a 2D version of Kairo but without the puzzles.
You wander round and round and round this huge map with no clue as to where you're going or what you're supposed to be doing, occasionally picking up collectables. But you're not told what they're for or how many you have to collect, or even if you have to. Some give you new abilities, but you're not told what they are, so every time you pick something up, you have to stand and press every key on your keyboard to see if anything different happens.
And it's S...L....O....W.... your character walks like he's wading through treacle, even after you pick up the "run" powerup (which I wasn't aware I'd even done until I read on a forum about it) and you can just hold an arrow key down for minutes at a time as your character crosses the barren map.
Also, the developer couldn't be bothered to put in an options screen. You can't change the resolution, or adjust the controls, or alter the volume without manually editing the config file. Many people only found out by accident that pressing 'F' makes the game go fullscreen.
I left the character underwater for ten minutes hoping he would drown, but not even that relieved the tedium as absolutely nothing happened.
The game has achievements? That's a joke, right? Surely the only one it needs is "Put up with this drivel for ten minutes."
Please don't tell me that I didn't "get" the game, or that I obviously only like FPSs. If you'd check my profile you'd see that I'm a great fan of both indie puzzle/platform games and 'arty' games - I have Kairo, Braid, The Path, Dear Esther, The Graveyard, They Breathe, LIMBO, Thomas Was Alone, Botanicula and Gone Home. Many of them have been commented on as being 'Arty' or 'Not really games', but they're all far better than this tripe.
Got the trading cards, then sold them and uninstalled.