Adventure Gamers: The Void Feature

Some adventures begin with awakening from a nightmare, others by setting out to become a pirate; many start with searching for long lost treasure in some exotic locale, while others have you combing a crime scene for clues. Few games start with the death of the playable character, and fewer still feature a bizarre afterlife filled to the brim with obscure, sibylline entities. In fact, perhaps only The Void fits this description, which may or may not be a good thing.

This radical new experimental game from Ice-Pick Lodge, the Russian developers responsible for the controversial but fascinating Pathologic, tries hard to be original and artistically surreal, but once you scratch the shiny, polished surface, it comes off more as a pretentious, besotted mess that mistakes flimsy plot and tacky writing for art.

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