Summary: The Unfinished Swan hasn't changed much since its PlayStation 3 release, but don't let that keep you from experiencing this incredibly moving story. Unfortunately, many will find the game too easy and blow through the game in a couple or hours.
Excerpt: As a child did you ever want to step into your favourite story book and explore the strange worlds locked within? To jump down the rabbit hole in to Alice's Wonderland, perhaps. Or to follow Jamie and Wordsworth down the helter skelter into Cuckoo Land.
Summary: The Unfinished Swan has come a long way since it was first revealed in 2008 as "that weird game where you chuck paint at white walls." It still is that weird game where you chuck paint at white walls, but there's a lot more to it than that.
Innovative and poetic game with an uplifting life message.
Common Sense Media
20 November 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that The Unfinished Swan is a first-person adventure without any combat, though players may occasionally be attacked by monsters in the dark that leave claw marks on the screen.
Excerpt: for precisely what it is, or you will always be looking for something that doesn’t – and perhaps shouldn’t – exist. This intriguing, innovative adventure from Giant Sparrow is subtle to the point of minimalism, simple but not necessarily simplistic, and rewarding for those who often smile at unique,...
Excerpt: For just over five years now, I’ve been madly in love with my PlayStation 3. Of course, with hardware being what it has been this console generation, I’m on my third machine (one bricking, replaced with a refurb, since sold to a friend for a whisper-quiet Slim model because I couldn’t handle the 747...
Excerpt: It was just earlier this year when I was introduced to Giant Sparrow's The Unfinished Swan at E3. In the midst of the flashing lights and loud thumps of the dubstep, the game sat in an unassuming section of Sony's booth.
Excerpt: There's a danger in becoming enamoured with any game that eschews the grit and grunt of Triple-A gaming and emphasises beauty, calm and serenity. Perhaps it's a sign of gamer's malaise, perhaps the quality of Sony's recent PSN pseudo-indie releases, but I wanted to love The Unfinished Swan.