Unbelievably Original & Beautiful *****
GAME COMPLETED SEVERAL TIMES
How Could I Have Forgotten This One? It makes every game we’ve been so excited about over the last year look staid and ordinary.
City Of Cyan is different on so many fronts, it’s hard to encompass them all, but every HOs and every puzzle is by far more inventive and unique than we’ve seen anywhere else.
Obviously, no competing developers have played this game or we’d have seen this sort of thing elsewhere by now. Two examples from early in the game:
- The list HOs have hot spots that trigger mini-HOs that are related to a past memory and ask for, say, “10 toys that match these pictures”. I’d LOVE to see this feature in a time travel game.
- A jigsaw style puzzle that is unlike anything I’ve seen, with pieces within pieces.
The graphics are really special too, even taking in the year’s worth of improvements. The inhabitants? Spirits? Survivors? are depicted beautifully and cleverly. There is a very high level of voiceover content, and again, there’s quality here as well as quantity. There is something shining and new at every turn. You get the idea.
The story is not entirely unfamiliar. We are called back to the town of our youth, where our parents ‘died’, only to discover maybe they didn’t die after all. There’s magic and dubious science involved, and more questions than answers. The end came abruptly, leaving me a little unsure how to interpret it, but I’ve learned to live with that.
Bottom line? If you don’t already own this game, put it on your must have list – you won’t be disappointed.I recommend this game!