Little Orpheus Review
Posted: 6 months ago.
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.
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.
Rated 4+ on Apple Arcade.
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