The Cave is released on Wii U eShop today! From developer Double Fine, creator of the legendary Psychonauts, The Cave is listed as the stable of all indie game genres: a 2D puzzle-platformer. The game asks you to pick three out of the seven characters and use their different abilities to solve platforming and point-and-click puzzles. The games is priced at $14.99. Here’s a trailer that shows, more than anything else, the kind of humor you will find in The Cave:
Ever since Psychonauts, I have been following Double Fine closely, and I have to say, I’m disappointed. I’m hoping The Cave will change my mind, but creating a 2D puzzle-platformer is extremely tricky business, to say the least. Ninety-nine percent of the indie games market is 2D puzzle-platformers, and that’s probably undercutting it. Take for example, the gorgeous Trine 2: you run, you jump, and you solve puzzles. There, it’s a 2D puzzle-platformer. Or the atmospheric NightSky: you roll around and you solve puzzles. There, another one. If you follow the indie game scene, you will find many amazing 2D puzzle-platformers overshadowed by their predecessors. Games like Pid have their own attractive personalities, but most gamers will ignore them. I am straying off topic, but I hope The Cave can make a name for itself like Psychonauts did. I really enjoy Double Fine’s odd humor, but humor needs substance too!
Source: Nintendo Life