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It's pretty obvious how much of an influence Sierra and Lucas Art adventure games inspired this (in fact, make sure to keep looking at the tentacles...). It clearly tries to be as notoriously difficult as those games, but in some ways that doesn't work in its favor. Often times though, it does. The puzzles can be pretty esoteric, but none worse than some of those games. The controls are clunky. Not "clunky at times" just flat out clunky. But, they get the job done. I really do like this game. The aesthetic is perfect, and while I don't like the controls, I like the general idea and most of its execution. I want more first person "infinite pockets, use every item on everything" adventure games, and I think this a great place to start from.Story is good and simple like those games as well, fits the atmosphere entirely.Honestly, if you think you might like it, you probably will.
I wonder if the developers of this game tried to do too many things at once, it's a shooter, it's a puzzle game, it's horror-ish, it's like some sort of game stew. Unfortunately just like with stew, it's either great, or non descriptor, and this game is a bit more or the latter. In theory the idea is nice, but they are trying to do way too many things in 1 game. I have to say the Engine is interesting, the visuals aren't bad, and the game works, it's just clunky and a little all over the place, but kudos for being adventurous enough to try.
So this game is in Early Access, but it's still quite playable (besides crashing twice the first time I tried to run it). This game has a few puzzles, some that are quite easy and some that are stupidly hard. Fortunately, there is a strange tool-light thing that can give you hints as to what to do. The UI can be quite strange, and even when you are familiar with it, can be quite slow. The game features some of the strangest graphics I have seen in a modern shooter, with a retro look to them. All in all, it's a promising game, but I would wait and look at some gameplay videos later to see if it is your cup of tea.
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