Yayınlanma: 17 Nisan
THE KEY TO WORLD DOMINATION IS... UNDERWEAR?
That's right! You know those ugly undies that your grandpa wears -- and that you probably wore when you were a kid? You should value them more, because they hold a power beyond imagination! On Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers
you take control over Tiny, a young inventor on a quest to recover the pants passed down by his grandfather, which were stolen by Big. The plot seems extremely silly and childish, but T&B is truly a work of art with an eloquent sense of humor perfectly captured on the cartoonish art style and the indie-folk soundtrack.
The gameplay is based on a sandbox variation that lets you modify the world around you, but don't think that sounds promising if you're a construction sandbox fan!. At first it might seem like you'll be able to have lots of fun cutting things and changing the scenery, but the false sense of freedom soon falls flat and if you were expecting a true sandbox, you'll be disappointed. If you can cope with the fact that you'll only get things out of the way and eventually modify the world only to walk around, then the core mechanic becomes enjoyable, seemingly fresh and different. Aligned to how linear the levels are, this is the game's biggest weakness as well as its strength, considering how the puzzle difficulty escalates (not challenging, yet enjoyable).
Story-wise the title delivers an enjoyable and unforgettable experience, but there was probably more room for development. The characters and the world around them are interesting, but the journey is just too short and linear, leaving us thirsty. With all my failures, it took me only three hours to beat the story. Be it a sequel, a DLC or a comic book, T&B's world and characters are sure worth more content!
Considering how linear and relatively easy the game is, would've been beneficial if the developers had come up with a more simple modding tool (the existing one available at ModDB) and made use of Steam Workshop. If that had happened, T&B's could've been one of the best indie games of its generation with a large fanbase -- considering players could contribute lore-wise, expanding this amazing experience.Pros:
- Beautiful polished cartoonish art style
- An amazing indie-folk soundtrack ranging from different artists/bands
- Easy to catch gameplay
- Comic value (not for everyone, though)
- Unforgettable cast and lore
- Extremely short (around 3h, less if you don't mess up)
- False sense of freedom
- No replay value
- No "invert X axis" option
- Can't change camera sensibility for controllers
- A lot of wasted potential (although the game is still great and worth the full price, it still had a lot of potential)
Worth the full price, worth on discounts and the soundtrack edition is a must have for indie-folk fans! Despite its short length and no replay value, the experience doesn't disappoint if you can understand its quirky art style and humor!