Video game review: ‘Thin Silence’ more cerebral than visual

Have you heard about ‘Thin Silence’? If not, you may soon as this game is picking up speed with gamers everywhere.

In the last decade, a number of indie developers have reinterpreted video game forms from the past to tell emotionally infused stories. Ben Follington and Ricky James’ “The Thin Silence” does this by mining the look of 1980s games to tell a strange, circuitous tale about a man’s search for purpose and self-forgiveness.

What their contemplative game lacks in visual pizzaz it makes up for in its humanistic writing, somber ambient soundtrack (by Lightfrequency) and solid, albeit conventional, gameplay. It pitches itself at your mind more than your eyes.

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