Thomas Was Alone Review

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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Control different-coloured rectangles in this simple running, jumping and puzzle solving platform game. It sounds boring and derivative but each of the distinctly coloured shapes comes to life in the game as a character embroiled in this escape story about friendship, curiosity and sacrifice. Like any platform game, you jump, run and use special abilities to complete levels. As you do so, you get to know each shape’s personalities through the storytelling of the quipping narrator.

The simplicity of design makes this an ideal first platform game, while the novel narration makes it a good introduction to how games make you care deeply about even the simplest of characters.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+

Release Date: 18/04/2013, updated in 2014

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One.

Genres: Action, Narrative and Platform.

 

TipsTips

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 3 and a half hours and 6 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

This game is free with PlayStation Now.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

PEGI 12 with strong language. The examiner's report expands this rating with the following: Mild language includes ‘damn’ and ‘hell’.

ESRB: EVERYONE with mild fantasy, violence, mild language.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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