Throwback Thursday Review – Thomas Was Alone (PS3)

To tell you the truth, before this game was free for PS+, I didn’t even hear of this game. I had no idea what this game was or what it was about, but I decided to give it a try anyway. Like with most smaller games, I played straight through and here’s what I thought about the game as a whole.

For such a small game, this game’s story is anything but small. Taking place within a mainframe, an event takes place granting AI’s a personality and the ability to run out of control. Even though the whole point of the game is to lead these AI’s from the beginning point to the end, a narrator will tell you the thoughts and the personalities of each shape along with a lesson to go along with each of them. Each AI takes the form of a shape and has a different ability to go along with them. All of them are searching for different things as well since gaining a personality. It’s up to you to help them along the way and help them find what they’re looking for.

There are ten sets of levels to play through and each one of them are interesting and require a little bit of brain power to complete. While you play as Thomas to start, you’ll meet other AI along the way that each have different abilities to help you get through each level. The narration of this game is one of it’s shining points and make this game even more interesting to play through.

The playability of this game is simple and it’s easy to catch on and see what needs to be done in order to complete each level. Nothing is overly complicated and there’s no reason that you shouldn’t be able to complete each level on your own. This game is less about completing each level and more about hearing the story that goes along with each level. It’s also worth it to mention that the game is glitch and bug free so you can actually enjoy playing this game without having to worry about any problems.

The graphics for this game are super simple, but that’s what makes them so great. They’re extremely fitting for the overall game as a whole and enhance the storytelling aspect of the game.

This is one of those games where you should worry about the trophies that go along with it last and just enjoy the story during your first playthrough. There’s a chapter select once you finish so getting the 15 trophies that this game has to offer is a breeze.

As always a big yay for no multiplayer.

Overall I give this game a 5 out of 5

What’s Great:
+ Great and interesting story.
+ Simple gameplay that allows you to focus on the story being told.
+ Graphics that are simple, but enhance gameplay.
+ Glitch and bug free!

What’s Not So Great:
I can’t really find anything wrong with this game.

I thought this game was just amazing and I’m really glad that I got the chance to play it with PS+. If you didn’t get a chance to get this game for PS+, I would say that it’s worth the $9.99 price tag that comes along with it. This is one of those games that you don’t want to pass up playing and something you definitely want on your gamer card.

Now for next week, a game that I got for $0.99. $0.99! Can you believe it? You gotta love those PS Flash Sales like that, and it was for a game that I was really eager to play since I had heard so many good things about it. I had already played Telltale’s version of The Walking Dead and I figured that their rendition of Back to the Future would be just as good. I’ll let you know what I thought about Back to the Future – Episode 1: It’s About Time next week.

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