|a game by||Julian Fokin|
|Editor Rating:||5/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Puzzle Games, Best Casual Games, Walking Simulator Games|
In the early days of gaming, the action and fast-moving elements were the center stages for every game. The faster and more colorful the game, the better it sold. And while the selling part is still a little similar, indeed, games have also become an artistic expression, and now more chilled but artistic games also become really popular Raccoon Arrival is an indie game with a focus on being just the opposite of full action games. This is not to say it's a strategy or tabletop game.
This is a pretty obscure game, and you won't find much about it around, still, we believe it could be worth taking a look. But let's talk about the game, so you can see if it fits what you're looking for in an experience right now. So, let's get started.
About the game
Raccoon Arrival is mostly a walking simulator about an adventurer Raccoon on a self-discovery journey. In this journey, he's going to face situations that will challenge his intuition, and puzzles to solve if he wants to continue his journey.
It's a self-discovery adventure and a journey exploring all kinds of environments. There's not much for action or even tough challenges in here, but it's more about the experience and the story it tells without saying.
The term walking simulator gets thrown around a lot these days, especially after the release of the much-expected game Death Stranding, which literally turned out to be a walking simulator for the most part. Most games in this style use the genre as a medium to tell a story about a personal or spiritual journey.
Games like Journey are pretty much walking simulators, using beautiful art and masterpieces of a soundtrack to follow a deep self-discovery journey. One of the most interesting things about these games is that they rarely ever need any dialogue at all to tell a story. It is all told through the experience. That's why the visual element has such a heavyweight to carry in this genre. It's one of the best examples of the visual storytelling principle: Show, don't tell.
We've talked about the importance of beautiful visuals and art in this genre of games, and while Raccoon Arrival does look pretty, the animations don't look good, and in a walking simulator, this breaks the experience. But not just that, it's that the game is pretty boring, and there's not much to it.
Thanks to the choppy gameplay and animations, the visuals only really look good as screenshots, but it all falls apart when you're playing the game itself. The slow pace of the game doesn't help at all either, whereas, in games like Journey you get moments of tension that serve for the storytelling, the moments of tension here look choppy and soft.
Most of the real credit this game has comes from its pretty visuals and nice art direction. Play this game only if that’s exactly what you’re looking for.
- Nice Visuals
- Good art direction
- Slow Paced
- Bad animations
Download Raccoon Arrival
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP