GAME OF THE DAY

It's mind over matter in this sci-fi thriller

Enter a post-apocalyptic world of telekinesis in Peregrin.

Peregrin

The mythical story puzzle game

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This is a different kind of apocalypse. There is no shortage of games set after some great catastrophe, but Peregrin defies a lot of those clichés to present a world with an atmosphere of its own.

It is most evocative in the quiet moments between the game’s battles, puzzles and storytelling. As you move from area to area, the camera frames the beautiful landscapes with real artistry; you’re barely a speck on the screen sometimes, but it all adds to the sense of scale.

You get a real sense of your tiny scale within this huge world.

Those battle and puzzle sections are executed with finesse, too. As Abi, your main ability is to possess the other beings on screen and direct them about the place or prompt them to attack each other.

So, in the puzzle sections, get within range and you can guide a hulking bear-like beast to lift a boulder out of your path, or command a strange headless ostrich thing to use his tongue to lasso a lever.

For the fights against the enemy Guardians, time pauses. These battles are also puzzles in themselves, as you have to take down these foes in just the right order, using both your powers of possession to set them against each other or your trusty sword. Fail to figure out the right strategy, and you’ll perish.

Possessing other creatures is all part of the puzzle solving.

    Peregrin

    The mythical story puzzle game

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