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Thomas Was Alone | Review (Only Single Player)

"Can rectangles make you cry?

Prior to playing Mike Bithell’s independent puzzle platformer Thomas Was Alone, I’d never had to ask myself that question. Of course they couldn’t, I’d probably have scoffed in response. How could mere shapes, flat and boringly symmetrical ones at that, ever be able to evoke such a heartfelt reaction?

However, after actually playing Thomas, and being exposed to a delightful and heartwarming tale of scattered, unique individuals putting aside their differences and finding solace in a newfound friendship, I’m no longer so sure. Even now, as I stare at the white fuzz and sharp corners of my computer screen, I’m having trouble expressing exactly how transfixed and overjoyed I felt while playing.

One thing, however, is for certain. The answer to a certain other question, one by the name of “are games art?”, has become easier to answer." (Michael Urban, OnlySP.com)

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B_Rian891127d ago

this game is a bit boring to me. The reviews have been good for it so I'm hoping it gets better once I get farther in the story.

PirateThom1127d ago

Same. It's, thus far, been a pretty uninteresting puzzle/platform thing.... it's very dull.

I hope it's not one of these games that one person praised and then everyone jumps on board praising for indie cred points.

Why o why1127d ago

I've been surprised by the narrative so far to be fair. The platforming seems tight. I scooped this title off ps plus for free having no prior knowledge so I had zero idea what it was. Because of this I had no expectations for this title to live up to or dispel. Seems I had better finish it and see for myself.

PirateThom1127d ago

I actually think the narrative is really good, it's the only thing that's kept me playing.

spok221127d ago (Edited 1127d ago )

ya it is kind of boring and about 80 levels in out of the hundred. difficulty ups a bit but not too much. enjoying the characters also lol.