APPLE ARCADE GAME OF THE YEAR
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Rev up for a mind-blowing ride.
Hopeful, gorgeous and boundlessly creative, Sayonara Wild Hearts is pure interactive poetry – the kind that gets your adrenaline pumping and makes your spirit soar.
When it’s humming – and you’re chasing deer through glowing forests or dodging aircraft across twilight cityscapes – Sayonara Wild Hearts electrifies the senses.
The goal: heal your broken heart. To achieve that, the story (voiced by Queen Latifah) takes you into a fantasy world, where obstacles to inner peace manifest as acrobatic clashes with masked motorcyclists and high-speed scuffles with a laser-blasting Cerberus. Battle past symbols of your self-doubt without crashing as levels shift around you.
You can experience Sayonara Wild Hearts in your own way: rocket ahead to the beat of the soundtrack’s charging drums. Or embrace your goal-oriented side, replaying levels to memorise their intricacies and boost your scores ever higher.
Even when the journey ends, Sayonara Wild Hearts stays with you; its snaking rivers of violet light, sinuous electronica and soaring vocals reverberate. If you enter this intensely emotional game with an open mind, you may just leave with a full – and healed – heart.