If you can’t wait for the epic new adventure game from Double Fine, don’t worry, there are still plenty of adventure games you can pick up and play while you wait. Today we have in our hand Resonance, an adventure game that stays true to the 80s formula.
Resonance will bring you back to the 80s with its visuals, story and gameplay style. This is truly a game that can feel like an adventure game from the era when these were big. The story of Resonance is not only interesting, but is so well interconnected that it will leave you wanting more.
The story begins with images of destroyed buildings and a chaotic scene where the entire world is being torn apart. You start the game three months earlier from this devastating fate of the world. Four characters are brought together by fate after an experiment goes wrong at a science lab. These characters form the major part of the game and its story. This is a game based heavily on science fiction story and it delivers it perfectly.
The best thing about Resonance, which also makes it stand apart from other adventure titles is that you can take control of all four characters at any time. There are many puzzles to solve and sometimes some puzzles will need the expertise of all the characters available. Since your characters all excel at one thing or another, you will be forced to use them once in a while.
Resonance also puts the players in charge of something called the memory mechanic. Memories are learned by your characters and are sometimes absolutely necessary to progress the game. At one point, one of my characters had to access a memory in order to remember a code. This is a good change from your typical inventory management and solving puzzles through only items.
My only concern with Resonance is that it was a relatively short lived experience. The game ended before I wanted it to and it left me wanting so much more. If you have some spare time and a huge craving to play an adventure game, this is an excellent title to pick up over the weekend.