Another month passes by, another set of games I’m planning revisit along with the list I’ve mentioned in yesterday’s post. This month, the three games has one thing in common … No Dialogue. The story plays out as the game progresses and the player is left to chain the story through whatever hints appear around, mostly the music.
A Bird Story (2014)
My first choice is one of my favorite games, if you loved To The Moon you should definitely check this game. The game is driven by only graphics and music with no dialogue at all, beautifully portrayed just like To The Moon.
A Bird Story is a short video-game in which the player controls an imaginative young boy who is ignored by the majority of the other characters and throughout the whole game; all characters except the boy and a few others have ghost-like bodies. When the boy finds an injured bird, he becomes happier and begins to notice more people, and his introversion lowers. The map is as though the game is a recollection of memories, instead of being in real time.
I absolutely love the imagination in this game and it was perfectly stitched with the music, the game is really short and can be finished in an hour and something but it’s worth to try. I highly recommend trying it out.
I was torn between this game and the newest one Inside which is by the same developer but I chose Limbo because I think the monochrome effect of this game is incredibly amazing and I love how the black and white tones shape the game as well.
The primary character in Limbo is a nameless boy, who awakens in the middle of a forest on the “edge of hell” (the game’s title is taken from the Latin limbus, meaning “edge”). While seeking his missing younger sister, he encounters only a few human characters who either attack him, run away, or are dead.
The game is on the puzzle genre and honestly it made me feel quite stupid at times but I managed to beat it after cursing the water and ball puzzle for hours. I wouldn’t say I like it more than Inside because I felt that game had a deeper meaning I suppose but it definitely worth to check out.
Journey has a special place in my heart mostly because of the music but I would probably say the story driven by it as well.
Journey’s story is told wordlessly throughout gameplay and using cutscenes. The player’s character begins on a sand dune in a seemingly endless desert. In the far distance looms a large, foreboding mountain with a glowing crevice that splits its peak. As the character approaches the mountain, they find remnants of a once-thriving civilization, eroded by sand over time. Scattered throughout the ruins at the end of each area are stones at which the traveler rests; these stones give the traveler the vision of meeting a larger, white-robed figure in a circular room, with art on the walls describing the rise and fall of the civilization mirroring the player’s journey. The player must also contend with the ancient automatons left over from a war which ended the civilization, and which still roam the city looking for intruders.
I can’t really describe how beautiful this game is, the whole time it left me in awe. The graphics and music flow together quite well. The game just like the previous ones I mentioned in this post is short as well but it will make you want to replay it.
Anyway I hope you enjoyed this little post of my recommendation of games to try each month. I would love to hear your opinion about them or you can always recommend your favorite games to me I love to try them out.
Have a great day.