Panoramical: An hour in a prog rock wonderland


"I did not expect to get stuck on Panoramical. Panoramical isn't the kind of game anybody gets stuck on, right? It's a sort of prog rock album cover generator: you dial your way through strobing, warping, flickering environments looking for something you like the look of, and then you linger, soundtrack (by David Kanaga, the composer of Proteus) colliding with landscape. You can advance between templates - although templates is completely the wrong word; I should have said vistas - at the touch of a button, and you can zip back and forth using a level select screen - level is also the wrong word - that has a neat radial twist to it. There's no objective, so how could you possibly get stuck?"

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