Although I was ultimately bested by the game’s brutal difficulty, I can still recognize the excellent design philosophy at work here.
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DESYNC requires a special blend of patience and precision. It’s a raw power buried way in your guts that this game just might awaken in you anew.
the core mechanics are identical from world to world. Navigate, murder, collect the loot.
If I didn’t have access to a map, I would have no sense of where I left, or where I ended up, or if I’d been there already.
The monsters are vibrant and suffused with poisoned grace
Anoxemia’s intended atmosphere is one of horror, yet I mostly felt annoyed.
“The graphics have a cartoonish flair that perfectly complements the physics at play.
Making me wander over to the shop to purchase a stat upgrade already behind a progression gate is so pointless.
The beautiful, hand-crafted game worlds are a single error away from being awash with your blood.
If you consider yourself a narrative gaming connoisseur, you'll find some real value here. If that genre doesn't resonate with you, though, you may want to think twice before picking up Path of Whispers.