This mesmerizing adventure in black and white is both accessible and brilliant for sharing with a friend or tackling solo
There’s no doubt that the Switch has been a great system for enjoying games with family and friends, whether competitively or cooperatively. That said, there can often be a skill floor that can make playing with your kids or less capable non-gamer acquaintances problematic. That is one area where Blanc absolutely delivers, keeping its focus more on puzzle-solving and less on action-based execution. There are spots where mechanically things can be a bit of a struggle (looking at you, little ducks in the wind) at times, but on the whole it’s more of a mental challenge and not so much a dexterous one. This overall simplicity also makes it viable to play Solo if you don’t have someone to play with locally (or someone to link up with online), the challenge will just be to coordinate your right and left brain since each character is controlled by the stick and shoulder buttons on their respective side. Visually distinctive, incredibly inviting, and wonderfully approachable by gamers of all skill levels, it’s a fantastic journey well worth taking, especially if you have someone to play it with.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [9.1]