Developer: Spiral Circus Games
Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X (Reviewed)|S
Publisher: Fireshine Games
I was lucky to play the fantastic Silt demo of Silt a few months back; it was intriguing. I was looking forward to the whole game, and here it is!
Silt has this beautiful film Noir feel to it. The monochrome look and feel give a wonderful underwater world to explore. The lack of colours highlights the sense of mystery and discovery throughout. An air of mystery permeates throughout the game.
You assume the role of this diver in the depths of the sea; you must navigate the abyss and an array of puzzles to proceed deeper into the endless sea. Every level has its nuances to figure out; the game does encourage the player to discover puzzles and figure them out. You are given just the right amount of directions; the game lets you explore the puzzles and levels in your own time. I love the lack of direction and the sense of exploration. The game uses a few buttons, so it’s straightforward to pick up and play.
The diver can possess creatures and assume their powers; each creature you encounter has its unique abilities. Each creature has its unique ability that you will use to solve the puzzles. The dark nature of the game makes every creature stand this accented by the brilliant use of light in the game. The creatures are beautifully animated.
I loved the art style and the art direction of the game. The film noir feel does give the game a wonderfully dark and mysterious atmosphere. The game is beautiful; the use of light has such an impact and helps to break the black and white feel of the game.
The game demo does deliver a rich and enjoyable experience. I’m a big fan of puzzles where the emphasis is on; exploration and discovery. This game does give a wonderful dark world for you to explore with some fantastic cinematics. I love these indie games that are a breath of fresh air and a new gaming experience. It’s new, fresh, and just novel, all elements which; make gaming fun and enjoyable.
The demo was a lovely taster, and the full game was worth the wait. It’s a wonderful journey into a wonderful abyss. The look and feel are stunning. I love playing through this wonderful but dark experience.