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Bright Paw: Definitive Edition

Publisher: Rogue Games

  • Price: $12.99
  • Release Date: Oct 16, 2020
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • While it has a slick look and strangely compelling story the elements don't quite come together

    For me this is just a thoroughly odd title. Partly telling the story of a cat and the quest to understand what has happened to his owners who’ve apparently been hiding some massive secrets, partly presenting you with bite-sized stages that will at least mildly challenge your puzzle skills to move through each one safely, and partly a “find the things to click on in every room” hunt and seek it’s an odd bird. Truly, the switching to using pointer controls to find what are almost always random and generally worthless objects that simply have basic descriptions and typically do nothing to improve your situation or provide added insight into the story are a mystery to me. Well, aside from just being a feature to check off a list, but the way it’s implemented this feels like a massive missed opportunity for adding depth. That leaves you with the mix of the story which is odd but moves quite slowly, and what are (more often than not) pretty simple puzzles with you determining how to use a series of specific movements in the right order to get from the entrance to the exit. The result isn’t bad but doesn’t really rise to being great either, two puzzle pieces that you can sort of force together but that never really feel cohesive either. Just an odd bird, though there’s some quality here if you don’t mind the disconnect.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Fair [6.8]

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