So I had just wrapped up The Unfinished Swan, and I gotta say that I wish all games told stories this well. Granted it's short, sweet, and looks to be for a slightly younger audience, but it's still fairly engrossing. Also, the game is simple in a good way. You simply walk, jump, and throw globs of paint, or water to interact with the environment and progress through each level. What gets thrown changes from level to level giving each area it's own mechanics without really changing the game feel. My only real complaint with the PS3 exclusive is the $15 price for something as short as it is. It took me around 2-3 hours, and the replay value isn't fantastic. At the same time, you could argue that the price is justified with the amount of polish in this game. It's incredibly well designed.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 01/19/2013 at 11:37pm

Is this a download game or on a disc? Looks awesome though but yeah 2-3 hours for $15? Thats kind of steep.

Its this a pretty story driven game?

vdogmr25   Post Author wrote on 01/19/2013 at 11:59pm

It's a downloadable title, and the game is like a child's story book in story, styling, and overall ease of play. The main character goes through the game chasing a swan through these different landscapes, and as he goes, the charter learns the story of the places he explores. There's more to it than that, but I'll start going into spoilers if I say more. It's simple, but done very well, and sadly, just a bit expensive for what it is.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 01/20/2013 at 05:17pm

That sounds pretty cool but yeah, a bit much for the time. I am not really sure PSN has pricing options at $5 even if the game creator wanted that price point. Steam it ain't.

SignalWarden wrote on 01/22/2013 at 06:59pm

I actually wasn't a fan of this game. As fresh and well executed as the concept was I had a problem with the fact that it had such a story book style narration. The demographics of the game falls heavily into the adult crowd and yet the game feels like a golden book. That in itself turned me off to what should have been a really wonderful experience.

vdogmr25   Post Author wrote on 01/25/2013 at 03:58pm

Fair enough. I'll admit that the storybook style kinda puts the game in a small niche.

On another note, however, I wish to make a footnote on my point of "$15 is too steep." My lady-friend gave it a shot and absolutely loved it. So now that she entered the mix, the game magically became worth every penny.

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