Steeped in quite a bit of cultural lore, The Rewinder has a unique appeal amongst its point-and-click peers
While it’s true that it is a challenge to find new ideas in a genre as old and well-explored as the point-and-click adventure, The Rewinder proves that even sticking to the norm you can throw in novelty to change things up. In this case it’s with a dose of Chinese folklore, throwing in enough culture that’s unfamiliar to give everything a unique feel even if mechanically it plays pretty traditionally. Your ability to move back and forth in time helps to also give the experience its own feel, and the hook ends up being your ability to discover more about this village and its people, helping to put you on the road to learning more about yourself in the process. It may be a bit tough to get into since not everything is translated in an ideal way and the story and clues can be tough to follow well at times, but it at least manages to stand out from the pack with a story and general identity all its own.
Justin Nation, Score: