Mixing point-and-click adventure with a variety of puzzle styles, this casual title thankfully hits more than it misses
While I know there aren’t a ton of more hard-line gamers out there who take more casual fare seriously, it’s important to note that just like in all other categories there are worthwhile games in the space. While people looking for only a specific type of puzzle, whether hidden items, jigsaw, or some other common choice, may not appreciate games that dabble a little all over the place for me, when executed generally well, they keep things fresh. Mixing together some of the above with an overarching narrative that feels more like a point-and-click adventure, The Others is pretty satisfying and doesn’t stay in any particular style for long before you switch to another. That isn’t to say you won’t return to certain puzzle types multiple times, but not dwelling too long with any before switching to another keeps things from getting quite so routine and stale. I will say that there are a few one-off games (looking at you in particular Whack-a-Mole) that aren’t implemented quite as well, but that’s the risk you take biting off a little too much. Regardless, for puzzle fans looking for some variety this delivers nicely.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.1]