The Unfinished Swan
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
The game sees you feeling your way through an intimidatingly sparse world, flicking specks of black paint to lend form and depth to your brilliant white surroundings. A brilliantly delivered story featuring the vocal talents of Terry Gilliam rounds things off.
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But this time Lane has added a proper career mode with some compelling light RPG mechanics. It’s a more fleshed out, complete game, with an exuberantly cheeky sense of humour. And we love it.
Crux: A Climbing Game
Genre: Simulation, Sports
Crux turns the methodical sport into a kind of puzzle game, as you plot out where to position each of your limbs in order to traverse the next perilous gap. You can even design your own routes to share with your fellow players.
As you drive around its levels, you’ll add a growing tail of trailers that need to be corralled and hopped over. The game then gives you a bunch of entertainingly random tasks to fulfil. Mad.
But the scope and variety that the developer draws out of this sparse use of language is quite something to behold. It’s not always massively cohesive or satisfying, but Ord’s experimental freewheeling nature keeps dragging you back for another run.
There’s a sense of physicality to Truberbrook’s claymation world that you simply don’t get with most games. It serves to ground you in its tale like nothing else.