Ok, so I’ve been playing this game for a few evenings now and it took me a while to make some meaningful progress, because oh my god the controls are so weird.
It kind of presents itself as a typical point & click adventure game, but it doesn’t play like one at all. In the end I just gave up pointing & clicking and used the keyboard to walk around. That seems to work a lot better. There are a bunch of icons at the top for various verbs (talk, take, use, look). But instead of clicking them and then pointing at something (you know, point & click) it just immediately applies the verb to whatever you’re standing next to.
There are no hotspots, but instead sometimes there’s a dotted line from the player to something on the screen, to guide your attention towards it. But not always, so you still need to walk around and try to look, which might or might not work.
It’s really quite rough for me to play this, not just because of the awkward controls, but also because of how the dialogues are timed. There’s both speech and text, but they’re not synced, so often the speech will be way further than the on-screen text is. If you want to advance it you can press enter or right-click, but it sometimes skips sections if you do this and you will have missed a piece of information.
It’s a real shame, because the graphics are great and the story is fairly interesting too. It took me a while to get into it, but I’ve now made it to day 2 and things are starting to unfold. I’m determined to power through, but I might grab a walkthrough or something, because often I don’t really understand what the game wants me to do.
So yeah… it’s not great haha. But it’s not uninteresting either! And it looks good, so there’s that.