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. Still, the game's narrative is strong enough to keep you engaged from beginning to end. Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
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. If so, then The Unfinished Swan is your ultimate in wish fulfilment; it allows the player to step into the pages of a whimsical children's story and into a world full of wonder and mystery.
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. From a simple clever prototype to a more "artsy" adventure, The Unfinished Swan clearly hopes to stand tall next to other downloadable curiosities such as Flower and Journey . It comes damn close, too.
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. Its story is about a boy coming to grips with the death of his mother by exploring one of her paintings.
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, interesting approaches to interactive entertainment. Are you in the this group…? If you are, read on.
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 engine in my living room anymore). In those five years, I’ve realized that Sony does some things really, really well with regards to the PS3.
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. I took a few minutes to play it while waiting for a bigger AAA game and it's designer to be available.