Review: The Pedestrian (Steam)

I can see the signs in my sleep now, always guiding me closer. Will this really work? Have we almost achieved the impossible?

Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • Controller support.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Puzzle platformer gameplay.
  • Tutorial pop-ups.
  • Keyboard and mouse support.
  • Graphics-Resolution/v-sync/3 quality presets/fullscreen.
  • Gimmick-plays out on road sign style segments on a real-world background, you move the plates (signs) around and then connect ladders and doors together in order to reach the exit.
  • Save and quit option.
  • Smart puzzle solving.
  • Fun to play.

Cons:

  • Only one control layout.
  • Little replay value.
  • No hint button.
  • No online leaderboard.

 

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.4/10

Summary

Every now and then a game comes along that changes how you look at games and makes you wonder why this hasn’t been done before. The Pedestrian is exactly that game, it’s simple but so powerful in its execution. You play it on a series of signs/plates and have to align them up and doors and ladders to reach the exit. What I love is how it all plays out with the real world behind it, and in some cases adds a layer of integration to it. Signs might be up on poles and walls in the background world and so you are actually interacting with the world on a new level. I am not always a fan of puzzle games but here I wanted to push myself further as I wanted to see more and more of the game and I never felt disappointed. Really smart game.

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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