A game that comes full circle… lovers of Nintendo to making games for Nintendo!
Perception – Nintendo Switch – Released: 10/31/17 – $14.99
Short Review (Review copy provided by Developer)
I really love this icon:
Story of Perception and Deep End Games
This is the simple but interesting part which I hope they push on in a future game. The game uses the cane as your main source of navigating, this was the big appeal to me when the Kickstarter first launched. The idea of using the cane is very unique and your cell phone is the other item you will be using from time to time. You will move from room to room or area to area to find clues as to what is going on in the mansion. Collect trinkets that Cassie will talk more in-depth with you and figure out simple puzzles. I found this game to be more like watching a movie and you are in the roller coaster always moving forward. The game takes some pretty nice aspects such as your phone is able to translate what is on a piece of paper. Seeing that the first time made me google if something like that was a real thing, yes, an app like this does exist but I don’t think it really is for the blind. You will also solve puzzles and depending on which Cassie you have chosen will result in her always telling you the answer or you having to remember what to do. The game does have a what to do next button if you want to use it that will make what you have to do next glow.
Running through the game was something I knew I wanted to do from the start no matter how long it took but playing it twice gave me a better understanding of what was going on. The game does a great job explaining itself but having the option to have a talkative Cassie, medium talking, and barely any talking was great. Hearing every thought and comment from Cassie was great since it made me understand her better and make me like her more as a character. The game barely meet my ratio of dollar to hour but the unique game play and story was something that pulled me in enough that I would recommend it to anyone that wants something different. Also, follow them on Twitter surprisingly they are very interesting people outside of the gaming world that post constantly.
I would say go for it if this sounds and looks interesting to you already. If not wait until it hits $10, I found it incredibly enjoyable and worth the money. I will gladly support Deep End Games with any future titles and hopefully some are on Kickstarter where I love to throw money at indie developer that have console launches. I am excited to see what they do next and hopefully this game is doing well for them since they deserve it.
I would give this game an 8 out of 10!
My Gameplay Footage:
Trailer: (Couldn’t find the trailer for the Switch)
Really wish I got this review out earlier! I had beaten it by release by got swamped by other reviews and wanted to run through the game again on the harder mode. Really check out my YouTube channel, I post game play every day, started a Let’s Play for Disgaea 5 Complete and will be starting another series called “Journey to 100 Hours” that will cover the bulk of my time playing these games for hours on end.