Review: GRIS (Steam)

Gris is a hopeful young girl lost in her own world, dealing with a painful experience in her life. Her journey through sorrow is manifested in her dress, which grants new abilities to better navigate her faded reality.

Pros:

  • Cartoon graphics.
  • 3526MB Download size.
  • Controller support.
  • Can rebind keys/buttons.
  • Graphics- Resolution, Brightness and fullscreen.
  • Platformer gameplay.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Beautiful soundtrack.
  • Puzzle elements.
  • Very strong emotional story.
  • Wonderful set pieces.
  • Has a strong “Journey” vibe, A sense of adventure.
  • Clever mechanics and puzzles at play.
  • Very easy to get into.
  • Unlock powers as you play.
  • An on-screen tutorial like prompts when needed.
  • Such beautiful locations, backdrops.

Cons:

  • Never sure if it saved or not.
  • Little guidance or help.
  • Can get tedious especially when working out where to go or what to do.
  • Minimal graphics settings.
  • One and done experience.

  • 10/10
    Graphics - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Sound - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Accessability - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
9.4/10

Summary

Gris is a game that evokes feelings of joy and gives you a warm fuzzy feeling. Gris is a game that has you lost in its translation of beauty. You spend hours just exploring and soaking in all the wondrous architecture, Land and inhabitants of this world. The soundtrack is mellow yet impactful, The controls are simple yet tight. I don’t want to give anything major away, You need to sit there and play it, Wait no you need to experience it for yourself. Its such a clever game, The story may get dark but man oh man is it a brilliant piece of interactive art.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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