|a game by||Michael Rfdshir|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Puzzle Games, Point-and-Click Quests|
It is not an exaggeration to say that Ultra Strangeness may be the most stylish game to be released this year! This is a very quirky and interesting indie game that is ticking all the boxes for what makes a great experience. This at its heart is a point-and-click style adventure game and one that I am sure is going to pick up a ton of awards at the end of the year. It is not going to be a super long experience, but I would wager it is going to be an experience that will stick with you for a very long time.
Living In A Box, Living In A Cardboard Box
The whole premise and story of the game is very interesting. The “star” of the Ultra Strangeness is this what is being described as a creative entity that awakens inside the confines of a box. The goal of the game is to oppose these monstrous titans that have the land under their control and shape the land as you see fit. The story the game tells you unfolds organically with no text or speech. It is pretty cool and I am very excited to see how it all plays out.
Don’t You Open That Trap Door
Chances are the only people who get that reference are going to be from the UK. Anyway, this is a game that is made with a Claymation style and it is absolutely gorgeous. I cannot think of another game that has been released in 2021 that has a style to match what Ultra Strangeness is offering. The stop motion animation that the game has is as good as you will see in a movie!
Even though there is no dialogue in the game, the whole thing has a ton of personality and this is what drives the whole story of the game. If this game does not appear on game of the year lists for the way it looks then what on Earth is going on in the world of gaming journalism?
Short, But Most Certainly Sweet
They flat out tell you that you are looking at about two hours of gameplay here in Ultra Strangeness. While that may sound quite alarming to some people, I think that the way they try to make this be both style and substance is quite clever, and padding the game out just for the sake of it would not work.
The game is a point-and-click adventure game that mostly revolves around you solving puzzles and figuring out what interacts with what.
I have to say that style wise, Ultra Strangeness is one of the most exciting games to be released this year. I get that the point-and-click style of gameplay is not everyone's cup of tea, but I think that we can all agree that this is a truly beautiful looking game. It is more like a work of art than it is a video game and as there is a demo for this, you have no excuse not to check it out to see if it is for you.
- The Claymation is amazing
- It features some fantastic stop motion animation
- I really like the whole premise of the game
- It is a point-and-click adventure game
- Games in this genre can be a tad on the cryptic side
- Some people might not be able to get over how short it is
Download Ultra Strangeness
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP