Lovely puzzle video games with temporary, Kleenex-required storytelling appear to be all over the place lately. In some way all of them discover their manner into my gaming library a technique or one other. This time round, it’s the Swap model of Behind the Body: The Most interesting Surroundings. It’s the story of two aspiring artists and the threads that join them.
Entranced by Behind the Body‘s sturdy Studio Ghibli inspirations, I questioned if the sport’s trailer was really consultant of the sport itself. Just some minutes in and my jaw dropped. The transition from anime scenes to the inside of our artist’s condominium is flawless. Each transfer has an actual sense of residing inside a Miyazaki masterpiece. From the mushy colour palette to the in-game paintings our mysterious lady is creating, it reinforces the truth that video video games are certainly artwork.
Beginning off with simply a few paints for our canvas, we have to discover the lacking colours with a view to end our items. Notes and clues are hidden inside our room. Due to the fluid 360 diploma motion within the condominium, there’s none of that push button to maneuver nonsense that breaks the immersion. And if you do step into the kitchen to make eggs and toast for the third time or sit down to color, it’s not jarring. The identical goes for the change again to cutscenes from gameplay in Behind the Body: The Most interesting Surroundings. I don’t know that I’ve performed a recreation that moved so properly between video and gameplay in a very long time.
A lot of the puzzles you’re going to come across in Behind the Body require a eager eye and reminiscence. However you don’t want to fret an excessive amount of; clues are available to reference out of your pocket book. Letters, sketches, and different notes that you’ve got learn all find yourself in right here. The work are my favourite puzzles. Most likely because of the manner my unattractive blobs of paint magically rework into lovely completed items. Some puzzles just like the sunflower one above have a few steps. When you find all the scraps and put the sketch again collectively, it reveals the reply to a locked field in your room.
I dare say that not taking part in Behind the Body till now has been a blessing in disguise for 2 causes. First being that with the Nintendo Swap model, you should utilize the touchscreen to color, sketch, and work together with gadgets across the condominium. Sketching and writing is extra of a rubbing-type state of affairs however it feels rather more satisfying than utilizing an analog stick. Secondly, the console launch additionally marked a free chapter replace for the sport on all platforms. Full recreation experiences are finally a time and stress-saver in my guide.
Behind the Body is such a stunning expertise, one which when you’ve got a couple of hours and are in search of a brand new puzzle recreation is properly value it.
Behind the Body: The Most interesting Surroundings is accessible now for PC, Nintendo Swap, PlayStation 4, and cellular gadgets.