The Bridge is a colourless, drab, bleak affair. It's also engaging, addictive and fantastic.
If you haven't heard of The Bridge before, don't worry; it's a puzzle-platformer that was quietly released on Steam in 2013, then later ported to Xbox 360 that same year. The game opens on the nameless main character sitting underneath an apple tree. No instructions are given, nor are there ever any tutorials. It lends The Bridge a seamless feel reminiscent of games like The Vanishing of Ethan Carter or even the original Zelda on the NES, albeit in a much different art style. The Bridge eschews colour in favour of grayscale. The environments and character are both hand drawn, and have a sketch-like unfinished feel that has its own kind of eerie charm.