It has been a while since a game has made me cry. Never has a demo done that.
Lost words: Beyond the Page is a narrative adventure game that takes place in the journal of a girl named Izzy. Words appear on the page as Izzy talks to her journal, and these words will impact the world depending on how you use them. Through her gran’s encouragement, Izzy wants to write a story, a fantasy story you can help create.
Taking place on the pages, you see the world’s creation through Izzy’s words, and it is breath-taking. The artwork and narrative work in perfect harmony. Sketchbook games the developers, fitting names have done a beautiful job creating a world that we discover through both Izzy’s imagination and exploration. The voice acting is superb and draws you into a story that will entice both children and adults alike.
Through Izzy’s adventure, she learns new words that will allow her to clear obstacles. The first word you learn is float, which moves objects or helps Izzy turn objects into a makeshift elevator—showing the power of words. The game even recognises the cursor as a firefly. It implements your mouse movement within the story, a nice touch that only adds more to the game’s emotional weight.
Lost Words: Beyond the page
Out on Stadia now and coming to consoles and PC early 2021, this is a story that you will not want to miss... make sure you have some tissues nearby. I made that mistake.
- Superb Voice acting
- Use of words as mechanics
- Beautiful visuals
- You can run past the narration easily
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