This is one of those titles where I end up having mixed feelings but unfortunately most of it trends towards the negative in this case. I love the post-Apocalyptic setting, that always makes for something more dire, and there are some set piece moments that get a bit grisly within the confines of the more limited art style. The problem is just that the experience trends heavily towards clunky more often than not. It seems to be going for a style ala the likes of Prince of Persia or Out of This World but where those titles may have been frustrating in places you could feel much more polish. There’s a trial and error messiness to this that doesn’t always feel intuitive and it sort of pulls you out of the moment, undermining the tension and suspense. Throw in occasional deaths that feel dumb and frustrations over it not being clear that the game wants you to try to do and there are more satisfying games in the Apocalypse out there.
Justin Nation, Score: