September 5th, 2012 | By Alex Wilkinson
Todays submission is from Wuthrer Games for their surprising title Evidence, a great looking platformer game with a very sinister feel. The whole game is shrouded in a level of mystery which makes for a very interesting feel and seem to pull it off very well.
Evidence starts off with a party scene involving copious amounts of alcohol, as all good parties should. At the end of the night it seems one of the characters expels something from their mouth and it falls to the floor, you play this blob of what looks like smoke moving around the floor of the room (or so I assume).
The premise seems very interesting and as you progress along the levels signs appear from some unnamed force that do not always work in your favour. The narrative told via the signs creates a great atmosphere for the game and makes you want to find out more about the situation. The gameplay itself is fun with controls that work perfectly fine for the type of game you are playing and the enemies seem very barrar and down right annoying, so what you expect from any good platformer enemy.
What really sets this game apart from other platformers is the fantastic attention to this cutout art style that looks (and may very well be) hand drawn I feel this adds a great aesthetic to the game as a whole. The sounds seem to be done to a good quality as well, although not as much time seems to be focused on them as the graphic styling they are respectable nonetheless.
Evidence seems to be a great platformer styled game with this mysterious story over the top of it, my only issue was the game still seems to have some apparent bugs that could do with being ironed out as on my playthrough I glitched into a wall and didn’t fully die so I quit but when I reloaded it was bugged out sadly. So with some bug fixes and a pause menu I feel this game would be almost complete and is a great show piece and loads of fun anyways.
Time to complete: 40 minutes
Evidence is available from Wuthrer Games site here and is well worth a look as the art styling is very impressive and from what I hear the ending really makes this title what it is.
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