Posted: July 2
+ Beautiful visuals and sound
+ Excellent writing
+ Original concept
+ Thoughtful and poignant
- Slow moving 'walking simulator' (depending on who you are, not necisarily a con)
This game shows off everything that a game can be in terms of creating atmosphere and emotion. With a strong script, and great voice acting from Nigel Carrington, the ideas and concepts of loss and life are effortlessly conveyed in a subtle and poignant way. For the first time, it is obvious that the video game can hold its own against films, tv, books and theatre as a powerful medium for conveying a slow moving and emotional story in this way.
This game, however, is not for everyone. And I don't say that in a condesending way, as many have in various corners of the internet. It is slow moving to a fault, with no action, or much of anything fast-paced, to entice a wider fan base. For those who don't find long walks in the Hebrides an exciting prospect, move on to something else, but for those who do, a rewarding, peaceful and powerful experience awaits.