This is a case where you have a game with a very cool sense of style, a compelling set of main characters who have some great interactions, and a sometimes pitch-black sense of humor… mixed with puzzle platforming that ranges from inspired to merely ordinary. The bulk of your journey will be spent visiting different times and places, and usually being able to warp between two realities which will tend to be very different indeed. Somewhat normal in one version, post-Apocalyptic horror show in another as a for-instance. The nature of the puzzles will tend to require some degree of ingenuity and sometimes dexterity to allow you to make progress as you quickly change which you're in, adding or removing platforms, walls, or other impediments. In my mind the big decider may be the game’s sometimes pretty morbid sense of humor, letting the people or places you encounter tell their own stories on either side of reality as you’re merely trying to pass through and progress. The more you’re inclined to stop, take it all in, and have a laugh at some of the twisted things they’ve put in place, the more mileage you’re likely to get out of the experience.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]