Tuesday, September 25, 2018

FAR: Lone Sails

I recently played a beautiful, affecting game.

As you can guess from the title, it's FAR: Lone Sails. Here's a description from the Steam page:
Traverse a dried-out seabed littered with the remains of a decaying civilization. Keep your unique vessel going, overcome numerous obstacles and withstand the hazardous weather conditions. How far can you make it? What will you find?

There's no combat, just obstacles that act as puzzles, and solving them is entirely reasonable. The animation is butter, and the music is beautiful.

It becomes an almost entirely meditative experience, keeping your ship moving, and there are many moments of sheer beauty or surprise that left me very, very happy.

It's all remarkably peaceful, but never boring, because it's clever--very clever--which makes it both funny and engaging.

It's $14.99, but goes on sale occasionally, and for an experience this genuine, it's well worth it. About four hours, at least for me, and I took my time to enjoy everything.

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