Upplagd: 25 juni
Intro & Summary
It's very easy to walk away from Kairo feeling as though it was just a game with a bunch of stuff happening for no reason, with unexplainable puzzle elements. Unless you are willing to make a degree of meaning for the game for yourself, interpret some of it as art, or spend the time unraveling the abstract references and hidden meaning, you'll probably have a boring time with an average 3D exploration puzzle game. But for those who spend time unraveling those clues, thinking about those references, and connecting the abstract together, there are layers of story and meaning.
As stated above, the main problems people have with Kairo, and the thing most people praise about Kairo probably stem from the same issue; the lack of direct or game-fed meaning, story and explanation. If you invest the time, Kairo becomes something much more, but it's always subtle.
* Extremely subtle designs in everything from lighting, shapes, distances and more add to the concept or image being conveyed for each section
* Particularly good on VR platforms, mainly the Oculus Rift, though there are problems here
Many people have a problem with Kairo, or don't see any value in it against other games in its genre. In the end, it comes down to whether traditional gameplay elements and story are required to make this game fun for you.
* The first sections have clearly been structured to convey tutorial elements while remaining non-obvious and ambiguous, but the problem many people have with this game is its lack of story, explanation or meaning and while that's not necessarily a mistake, it's subjective, and worth bearing in mind
* The difficulty and nature of puzzles is erratic, which is understandable, but it would've benefited the game to make, at least some puzzle elements, somewhat more fluid and understandable
* The bobby weaving motions when moving help add a subtle dreamlike feel, but may induce motion sickness or mild nausea and should've been given adjustable options
At just £3.99/4.99€/$4.99, Kairo is fairly priced and clocks in at 3-4 hours play time. Due to the mysterious or ambiguous nature of Kairo, some may find themselves spending much, much longer on this title, exploring the secrets or potential elements of meaning. Either way, it's definitely worth a buy for anyone looking for something with a different approach, and shouldn't be missed when on sale.
* A headset is recommended as it make the experience much stronger, a VR headset is even better
* There are some fantastic player interpretations of the story elements and reading them in itself is fun The Secret of Kairo[www.electrondance.com]
* Kairo (回路) is the Japanese word for "circuit" which lends to elements of the storyhttp://store.steampowered.com/app/233230