A game that, from presentation to play, simply does its own thing…
The trick to it is whether or not you’re down for a title that clearly has some interesting ideas and a unique way of presenting itself, but that has been compromised quite a bit by its move to consoles from the PC. The result is a study in contrasts. Reasonably smart puzzles (though they can be obtuse at times with the best in the genre), a pretty fascinating story, and a sense of freshness in the experience are stacked up on one side. Controls that simply aren’t very intuitive or effective, sizing issues that make handheld play far from ideal (and for some possibly not doable), and conversion pains stacked on the other. If you’re a genre fan and someone who likes to be taken on trips that simply feel a bit different this is an excellent choice, as it does deliver that. Just if you aren’t a die hard fan and are looking for something more accessible and sensible than creative and different you’re going to want to go with many other stronger options in the space.
Justin Nation, Score: