Friday, April 8, 2016
CAPSULE REVIEW: Thomas Was Alone
Thomas Was Alone
You can get Thomas Was Alone at http://www.mikebithellgames.com/thomaswasalone/
Thomas Was Alone is a 2D puzzle platformer with strong characterization that creates a lot of empathy, despite the cast consisting entirely of colored rectangles. This feat is accomplished through quite good narration of pretty decent writing, paired with evocative visuals and an incredible soundtrack. Some of the mechanics support the narration, though they never really reveal anything beyond it, and mostly just present competent puzzle platforming. Creator's commentary is also included and quite interesting, justifying playing the game a second time to hear it in context. Though be advised: the DLC is worth neither your money nor your time.