Maybe I’m just a bit of a sucker for games where their core premise deviates from the norm of their genre but I enjoy an experience that doesn’t feel like it’s all on well-trodden ground. With that fact in mind 7th Sector scratches the itch for something different, offering up what’s ultimately a puzzle game but that has you operating initially from the unexpected perspective of a spark of electricity. Progress is your consistent goal and that will involve jumping between cables when you have the opportunity, manipulating junction boxes and other elements that stand in your way, and pretty regularly needing to face new obstacles or things to physically control to be conquered. Of course as you do this there’s a sort of story playing out around you, the usual sort of dystopian future where things have gone quite wrong, but this is all more for atmosphere than conveying a clear narrative. While there are times where the puzzles or the controls can get a bit funky and frustrating to get through as a whole this is a smart and engaging puzzler that overall manages to at least be different, which is appreciated.
Justin Nation, Score: