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Tandem : A Tale of Shadows

Developer: Monochrome

Publisher: Hatinh Interactive

  • Price: $29.99
  • Release Date: Oct 21, 2021
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: E10+ [Everyone 10+]
  • There’s no doubt that, especially at this time of year, the darker and more funky art style of Tandem is able to catch the eye. Fortunately, beneath that look is at least a pretty decent puzzle game which will have you transitioning between the young girl Emma, who will generally be moving around freely, and either trying to block or cast light to create shadows, which then when you switch to Fenton the teddy bear you’ll be able to use as platforms to move around. Between the two you’ll need to work out increasingly complex puzzles, sometimes requiring some trial and error but typically just asking you to take a moment to think about the elements in front of you to devise your plan of attack. One complaint is that the camera isn’t always helpful, and on occasion feels like it’s actively trying to make it tougher to see simple cues in the environment like somewhat hidden passages you’ll need to enter to solve the room’s puzzles. Throw in that while the game’s visual style is pretty unique the nature of the puzzles themselves can feel a bit on the generic side and depending on your level of puzzle game exposure you may find it all a bit on the familiar side.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Good [7.0]

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