In the last few months, I’ve really gone off the whole concept of gaming – I’m not the most coordinated person, however, at 26 I’m not quite ready to be put out to pasture with Brain Training just yet!
Accordingly, I often struggle to find games on the market that appeal to me and keep my interest. That said, when I do happen to stumble across one, I get REALLY obsessive about it and involved. Past ‘victims’ of this have been Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts 2 and World of Warcraft.
Based on the beautiful graphics alone, I went and bought Botanicula on the day of release, and I’ve not looked back since to be honest!
Although it is pretty simple to play (you just point-and-click and go from screen to screen investigating all parts of each screen with the intention of collecting objects/getting from a-to-b), its beautiful graphics, cute story and awesomesauce soundtrack are exactly what sell the game to most people who buy it! Currently, it’s available on many platforms (PC, Mac, Linux etc), with an iOS version rumoured shortly.
Along the way you get to meet so many cute creatures, and it’s great to play a game that caters for and feeds my oft wacky and vivid imagination! There are not ten minutes of play time go by without me either screaming out in delight or going ‘awwwwwwwww’! hehe.
You can currently (until around Thurs 3 May 2012) pick up this game as part of a Humble Bundle – essentially, you can pay what you like for the game, and they throw in a couple of other games too, along with respective soundtracks, including the one for Botanicula. If you spend more than the average that people have paid, then you get a few additional extras too. Rather than buy this game on an AppStore or similar for a fixed amount, I very strongly recommend going the Humble Bundle route, as you can also specify which party gets which amount of the money that you pay – rather than the developer losing out completely to fixed/high market place selling fees! 🙂