Originally posted by Smertnik:Depends on what you mean by 'pretentious'. This word seems to get thrown around a lot these days, more often than not whenever there's even the slightest bit of artistic value involved.What I can say is that the game has a really sweet story with a surprising amount of characterisation, considering its simplistic nature, which is also directly related to gameplay, as partly shown by TB. It's not like Braid, where the story telling and the gameplay are clearly separated and are even hardly related. The characters' personalities and their relation to each other are always accentuated by their in-game abilities and level design. As far as the actual gameplay goes the complexity gradually increases as more and more characters with different abilities and shortcomings are introduced. It never gets really difficult, though, the solution to the puzzles is more often than not rather obvious. But it nevertheless never gets boring, because of puzzle variety and the context provided by the narration.Another thing worth noting is the wonderful soundtrack which attributes greatly to setting the mood.I think it's fair to say that it's one of the games you play 'for the story' but unlike in many other cases the gameplay actually aids the story telling instead of being a hindrance.
Originally posted by zetsubou (i'm back):reconsoldier, people are here giving you their opinion on the game and you just dismiss it right away. Why even ask the question, already sounds like you got your mind made up