Adventure games dealing with a dystopian future are usually full of exposition to explain to the player how the system works, resulting in overlong dialogues. In The Plane Effect, it seems that there aren’t any conversations, with most of the storytelling being of a visual nature. Playing as office worker Solo, the only objective is to return home to one’s family, but it seems that the world around him is slowly falling apart because of a cosmic anomaly.
Time and place become out of order, as the environments change and distances aren’t what they used to be. It’s obviously all very surreal, which also means that one should expect other gameplay styles in addition to point-and-click puzzles, although if combat and platforming segments are a good thing remains to be seen. At least it looks and feels like a journey worth taking.
The game is out now on PC, PS5, Xbox One Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch with a 10% launch discount that lasts until September 29, 2021, at 7 AM UTC.
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