Monday, 3 November 2014

Beeswing - PC

Last year, I wrote about Jack King-Spooner's beautiful looking adventure Beeswing. It's a game set in rural Scotland with a stong focus on story-driven narrative and was created thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign.

It's not out yet, but Jack assures us it's almost complete. He's ironing out a few minor bugs and finishing the score for the game, which is already sounding rather lovely.

To whet our appettites, he's just released a trailer for the game which lifted the Monday morning blues earlier today. It's looking like it will be something special and I'm very much looking forward to playing through the adventure and finding out more about the town and its residents.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - PC

Over the last week I've been playing The Vanishing of Ethan Carter on PC. Just wrapped it up and thought it was a thoroughly entertaining experience.

It's a first-person mystery adventure with a heavy emphasis on exploration and puzzle solving. Each section can be tackled in any order and a huge part of the game's appeal was I was free to wander off the beaten path and look for interesting points in the landscape.

I wasn't hoping to discover secrets or side-quests - I was looking for the best angles to fully appreciate the game's stunning scenery. It really is a beautiful game with a selection of jaw-dropping vistas to gawp at. I took a bunch of screenshots during my eight-hour adventure - and they look great thanks to the fact the game has no HUD cluttering up the screen.

The story left me a bit puzzled and I can't say it particularly grabbed me, while the puzzles ranged from immediately obvious to completely obscure. It's only available on PC at the moment but a PS4 version is on the way. Definitely worth a closer look.