Some surprising depth and creative storytelling mechanics help this pixel adventure stand out
Overall, the tendency for more classically-styled and story-driven adventures on the Switch to be driven by humor, though some have handled more heavy subject matter with varied results. A Space for the Unbound tackles the tougher task of more serious issues, and while people who have their own problems with depression, etc may want to be cautious I will commend the developers for showing restraint and not simply using such struggles as convenient plot devices. In terms of the gameplay itself, it’s more on the slight side in terms of challenge, tending to be pretty straight-forward, though there are times when you’ll possibly get a bit annoyed simply having to walk back and forth a bit to get what you need to progress. That said, the interface and controls are nicely streamlined and easy to use. The length is a bit of an odd double-edged sword, lasting a bit longer than you’d assume (delivering some value), but at times getting there with what feels like padding. All said, this is a pretty engaging and creative adventure that will keep you engaged if you don’t mind the more serious overall tone.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.3]