If there’s one surefire way to kick off a story like this, it’s a Dead Grandpa.
The grandfather mortality rate in these things is even higher than around exam time in college. He always steps up and makes the ultimate sacrifice so the plot may go on.
In this particular case we find ourselves searching through Grandpa’s dusty attic, which is packed full of all the heartwarming memories and mysterious artifacts you could hope for.
The game itself is pretty much what you’d expect from one of these look-around-a-room type things. Find some old journal pages, follow some clues, solve a few puzzles and before long you learn that not everything is as it seems. There’s not very much to it but they do nail everything they set out to do. There’s a nice atmosphere and flow to it all, not to mention a tantalizing cliffhanger of an ending. In fact the biggest problem here is that they leave you with more questions than answers.
A little mystery isn’t always a bad thing, of course. Some stories are like a suspect who would have got away with it if he could have just kept his mouth shut in the interrogation room. So while they may leave you a bit unsatisfied in the end, they don’t have enough time to do anything wrong, either. I guess it remains to be seen, though, whether this is all really going anywhere.
Looks like we’ll have a chance to find out, since they claim a Chapter 2 will be coming along one of these days. Let’s hope they deliver!
Grandpa didn’t die just so you could leave me hanging, game!