Saturday, 4 July 2015

Thomas was alone Review


This game isn't exactly ground breaking. That being said, it is a quirky and often intriquing experience.

You're given controll of Thomas, a little red rectangle, that is alone. After a while you meet other odd shapes with different powers. Chris seems just to be there to wind you up, as he is often useless, claire can float in water (that no other character can swim in), Laura you can use to bounce on, John jumps higher and Sarah has a double jump power.

Being a puzzler you'd expect it to become harder and harder. In truth it doesn't, you can complete the game in under 2hours. The only replay value is if you're an achievement hunter and you're finding missing collectibles. They tend to be in places that you may explore anyway and in others, you'll get them during your quest for other more 'basic' achievements.

These puzzles become more complex, but you won't be challenged enough to get stuck on one for a long time. The threadbare story though is where you'll find the most enjoyment. The narrator often takes the characters thoughts on, loke Chris' undying love of Laura or John's jealousy of the double jump queen, Sarah. The comical timing of the narrator is often spot on, without giving too much away they soon discover they are in a race against time.

It's a basic puzzler that will give you a lot of joy for 2 hours, but won't make you want to go back to it again and again. That is its downfall, you can't invest in it on an emotional level like 'Valiant Hearts' or an level of pure annoyance and determination like 'The Swapper'. There is, however, something for everyone and we can all get in to.

Written by SolaceConquest  (G2G)
Overal 5/10
Gameplay 4/10
Sound 5/10
Storyline 6/10
Reayability 3/10

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