Thursday, October 23, 2014

Video Game Pick of the Week: Contrast

The official description from the game's website: "CONTRAST is a charming 2D/3D puzzle platformer where you can shift from a fantastic 3D world to a mysterious shadowy universe in 2D in the blink of an eye. Initially scheduled to release on PC, Contrast will also be available on the PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade in late 2013.In CONTRAST, you will explore a dreamlike, vaudevillian world of the 1920s. In this universe, where the boundaries between showmanship, magic, intrigue and deception are blurred, you play as Dawn, the imaginary friend of a young girl named Didi."

A friend first turned me on to this game on the Xbox 360. The second it loaded, I was completely blown away by everything about it. "Contrast" is a stunning visual treat with a completely immersive environment. The world is rich with some of the most beautiful artwork I have ever seen in a video game and the score is hauntingly beautiful, adding to the environment without being intrusive. The game is challenging and fun as you're forced to come up with new and different ways to traverse the city and complete Didi's tasks.

My only complaint is that "Contrast" is only single-player. Should Compulsion Games decide to put out a sequel, I would love to see it be single-player or co-op. A game this beautiful deserves to be shared with friends!

Check it out on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One!

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