Inside

July 4, 2016 by Tim

If we ever happen to meet some day, I feel it’s only fair to warn you that if you’ve not played Inside, we simply can’t be friends. (I’m going to recommend that if you’ve not heard anything about the game, resist the urge to research it right now. In the event that you choose to play it, go in knowing as little as possible about it.)

True to the comic, I’m not quite sure how to express this game. I could gush about the fluid animation, or the art which manages to be both simple yet deep and immersive at the same time. That the puzzles, while maybe not the most difficult I’ve ever come across provide really nice “a-ha” moments without dragging the gameplay to a crawl. I still feel like those words don’t quite capture the absurdity of the experience.

And of course I can’t discuss any of the actual happenings in the game, because discovering them with fresh eyes, and being bewildered and amused by it is, I feel, so important to the game’s structure.

So instead I’ll say this: Inside is $20 ticket to a 3-5 hour game experience that you will likely remember for the rest of your life. Not all of it, probably, but I’d be willing to bet there are at least a few moments that will stick with you, if for no other reason than a giddy “what the fuck just happened?”


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Zach Daw
Zach Daw
1 year ago

Tim, Idk if you get alerts for these posts but I have remembered the comic attached to this post for almost 3.5 years. I never played it because at the time, I had never played Limbo so I was waiting to play Inside. Life happens and in the last month, I completed Limbo and Inside. I finished inside moments ago and came right here to look at this comic because I remember how this comic and recommendation made it a game I had to play at some point. I enjoyed the entire game but I don’t know how to feel… Read more »