Conclusion: If I was to criticise the game though, I would have to admit that it is a little to easy and a little too short. While the puzzles are doubtlessly imaginative spectacles, I was able to complete the game in a single sitting. While I definitely recommend it, it is not a game which you can spend an extended period of time with; it feels more like a brief fling than an extended romance.
Pros: Every puzzle is a beautiful, well deigned, spectacle., The narrative is, for the most part, deep and involving., The character direction is something more writers should look at.
Cons: The game is short, found myself wanting more., Some of the puzzles are too easy.
Conclusion: Contrast works as a bite size game, and Compulsion Games were clever enough to realise that. It's a neat little puzzle platformer with a very interesting premise. It doesn't amaze, but it does satisfy. If you've got a couple of hours to spare and looking for something a little taxing but won't strain your brain tissue too much.
Excerpt: , I was instantly hooked. As a fan of film noir, I thought it looked absolutely stunning and showed a lot of promise. After finally getting my hands on it, though, what I originally pegged as a potential game of the year candidate is now high on my list of the same period’s biggest disappointments.
Excerpt: When I fired up Contrast before my last session with it, my heart grew heavy. Soulful, somber notes blared from my speakers, reminding me just how lovely the game can be. Realizing that, my heart grew heavier, and continued to gain in weight as I entered the game's world and took in its breathtaking sights. The protagonist Dawn stood amidst a quiet Depression-era town, built of earthy tones and shaded alleyways.
Summary: There aren't many games out there that deal with children and their struggle to cope with situations that we take for granted every day. While there are some stories out there like Papo & Yo , the market isn't exactly filled with them, leaving a rather sizable gap for others to take their place. Here to answer the call on the launch of the PlayStation 4 comes Contrast , the adventure of a young girl named Didi and her imaginary shadow friend Dawn.
Conclusion: Contrast has a bold premise, but its execution disappoints in quite a few ways, from the different bugs in terms of platforming, to overall glitches, complicated puzzles, or the story that fails to offer an incentive to actually help Didi and her parents.
Conclusion: I really wanted Contrast to be a surprise hit and turn out to be one of the games of the year. The foundations are there and the premise is one of the most original we have seen in recent times, but it’s just not quite fleshed out enough. I would still recommend playing it to see the clever ways in which you can interact with the environments, and the story is good enough to keep you interested throughout.
Pros: Great style and soundtrack, with some unique gameplay mechanics.
Cons: A little short, and the platforming isn't tight enough.
Excerpt: In one of several twists of fate affecting the PlayStation 4 launch lineup, the indie-developed Contrast will replace the delayed Driveclub as one of the free games available to PlayStation Plus members at the system’s launch. This casts a strong spotlight on a game that’s flown well under the radar for many, making it clear that the beauty exhibited by this pretty platformer runs more than just skin deep.