If you’re looking for something with a slower pace and a story with some somber notes and rough spots a good murder mystery may be your jam. Set in a bit of an odd small town where everyone seems to have an eye on each other’s business, Rainswept digs a bit deeper than just the mystery at hand. You’ll be digging around in the closets of quite a few of the townsfolk who have a variety of skeletons and bits of trauma to uncover along the way, giving the experience some real flavor. Outside of the storytelling, which is compelling, the gameplay itself is a bit on the minimalist and lacking side, sprinkling in some verbal jousting and a few puzzles but mostly involving a fair amount of wandering around in search of your next encounter. If you keep your expectations in check and are looking for something a bit more mentally stimulating than exciting this gloomy murder mystery may be a good match.
Justin Nation, Score: