This game was reviewed on a PS4 Pro. A code was provided by the Publisher Sometimes You and in no way was done in exchange for anything said in the review. The game will also release on Xbox One, Switch and Vita on March 9, 2018.
One Eyed Kutkh is a simple story based on the fairy tales of the Far North. You are a single traveler on your way home but unexpectedly you crash on an alien planet. To continue your journey home, you will have to travel to the ninth heaven and deceive the Sun and the Moon in order to steal their space boats. Along your journey you will come across obstacles (albeit very minor) that you will have to overcome in order to reach the ninth heaven.
The gameplay is extremely simplistic and done so intentionally. It is a point and click adventure that uses the genre in the utmost literal sense. There are “obstacles” that you will come across that you will need to figure out in order to continue your journey. The obstacles are so obvious that there is no way that you would ever get stuck in this game. During your journey you will take the roll of two main characters. The first character that you control is the main protagonist trying to get home. You will share the gameplay time with the other character half of the game. You will come across the second character after you have deceived the sun and moon and he will be the character trying to right the wrong you have caused.
The graphical approach here is really that of a children’s book. The developer was going for this look the entire time. They’ve noted that this game is an experimental project where it lies somewhere between a video game and a theatrical performance and animated film. They were trying to achieve the look to ensure the message they were trying to convey would be clear “The challenge of the game lies not within obstacles that prevent the player moving forward, but within the possibility to see the world through the eyes of his heroes.” The art style is pretty well done considering the developer was aiming for this particular style. They seemed to have hit the look they were going for perfectly.
The soundtrack to the game is very calming. It’s a very low and methodical sound that truly relaxes the player allowing you to fully take in the world and not be bothered with the sounds in your ear. Since the characters in the game don’t necessarily speak in words but rather tones, it keeps the flow of the sounds within the world unchallenged and thoroughly relaxing.
Overall the game is what I would consider, ok. It can be extremely short where if you play right through it, it can be completed in under 30 minutes. If you are more of a person that wants to see every nook the developer has carved out then it should take you around 1 1/2 – 2 hours. With that being said, and all the notes from above the game is definitely something I could recommend. That being said, the game is releasing on March 9, 2018 on PS4, PS Vita, Switch, and Xbox One. It is currently available on Steam for the price of $2.99, so that shouldn’t vary too much for the console version of the game. For that price it is a decent pick up for a couple of hours of relaxing gameplay.