It’s official—I’m getting old because my days of playing irresponsible and morally reprehensible video games like: Hitman, Silent Hill, Grand Theft Auto and Max Payne, are dwindling. How do I know this? because in the middle of Snowcalipse I found myself playing a game featuring a silent princess by the name of Ida.
Yeah go ahead chuckle away my friend. Are you done? Good, let’s continue.
If you like 20th century movements such as Cubism, De Stijl, Dadaism and Surrealism, you’ll love this visually striking puzzler which also owes a huge debt to the Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher, Japanese woodblock prints, and temple architecture from around the globe.
As stated above you play as Ida, a silent princess trying to discover the mystery of Monument Valley by exploring temple-like structures to unlock their secrets. To move Ida, you simply touch where you want her/you to go. As you find your path to your goal you’ll encounter jaw dropping yet impossible geometry. In this game is all about perspective; changing your perspective will change the physical reality. There’s not a single drop of blood anywhere in this game, highly recommended for young and old and anyone in between.
There’s only one flaw with this game; it’s a bit like this post: Too damn short.