Not The Smoothest Run, But It Styx The Landing
HIGH Playing an old-school stealth game in 2017.
LOW Clumsy controls and counterintuitive UI.
WTF How does Unreal Engine 4 still have texture pop-in?.
Prologue Games’ Knee Deep is a twisted tale of treachery, murder, and journalistic intrigue. Although similar, it diverges from Telltale’s tried-and-true formula to provide a stage production-like experience, and interviewer Elijah Beahm enjoyed his journey through the corrupt Florida town of Cypruss Knee for the review. He also got the chance to sit down with the writer behind this wild mystery, Wes Platt, and dug into the mysteries behind the game.
Candleman was released on the Xbox One earlier this year on February 1st, and quickly garnered attention as a moody, curious work that added a bit of platforming into what might otherwise have been a small-scale walking simulator. Our own Corey Motley reviewed the game quite favorably here, and after finishing it myself, was quite struck by the themes revealed over the course of the adventure — specifically, the shocking ending.
I reached out to the developers behind the game, Spotlightor, and wanted to know more. Here’s what they said.