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Little Orpheus Review

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Posted: 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Little Orpheus is a running and jumping game set in 1962 where you play Ivan Ivanovich as he explores lost civilisations, undersea kingdoms and prehistoric jungles. The game is played in retrospect as you explain your adventures to a general suspicious of your loss of the atomic power source from your shuttle.

Inspired by classic movies like Flash Gordon, Sinbad and The Land that Time Forgot, you play through eight bite-size episodes as you try and escape to your craft (the Little Orpheus). Interactions are designed with a touch screen in mind, and keep things simple while still requiring good timing. Adding a bluetooth controller extends the experience with more precision.

Along with the puzzles and platform the game works hard at the narrative and voice acting. It's unusual because it commits to the its cold war setting -- both the absurdity and humanity of it. Novelty is extended by pitting us as the Russian explorer who is suspected of defecting. As you work to clear your name, you can't help but connect with Ivan.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Rating:

Release Date: 12/06/2020

Platforms: Mac and iOS Apple Arcade

Genres: Narrative, Platform and Puzzle

Developer: @ChineseRoom

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 4 hours and 5 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. A free additional (ninth) episode was added after launch. Ivan is travelling back to the surface of the Earth through the magical sky city of Perun, but something is not right in this once idyllic land.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3+.


This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated ESRB EVERYONE.

 

Rated 4+ on Apple Arcade.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.



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