BT:Nevertheless, I admire Proteus a great deal. Other than walk and look, there aren't any mechanics to speak of. That, coupled with the basic, pixellated graphics, may lead you to think that this is an empty experience, another example of pseudo-arty froth, like Journey. But no. Proteus is a smart and demanding game that asks searching questions about players and videogame storytelling. It may test your patience but I think that's the point.