Viewfinder - Game Infinite Review
"Viewfinder" is an indie game that has taken me on an extraordinary journey through the realms of perception and imagination. From the moment I saw the first trailer, played the first demo, I was completely entranced, all the way to the final games credits; it is with great pleasure that I give this game a our first 10/10 score of 2023.
"Viewfinder" is a testament to the creativity that can be found within the indie gaming community. It seamlessly blends stunning visuals, an evocative soundtrack, and innovative gameplay mechanics to create an unforgettable experience. The game's premise is deceptively simple: you control a character equipped with a camera that allows you to alter and manipulate the environment around you. Photos in the game can be used to "become" the environment.
What sets "Viewfinder" apart is its ability to make you see the world differently. The game challenges your perception, encouraging you to think outside the box and experiment with your newfound abilities. Each level presents a unique puzzle, with solutions that often require a blend of creativity and thought. The perception bending photos aren't just about altering the environment, but also can alter the aesthetic with cool visuals such as water colors or retro-pixel style images.
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"Viewfinder" is also a testament to storytelling done right in the gaming world. While the game's narrative is somewhat enigmatic, it invites players to piece together the story themselves, adding an extra layer of immersion. The subtle hints and clues scattered throughout the game give it a sense of depth that will keep you pondering long after you've put down the controller. We learn very early on that the world takes place in a "simulation" where the main character is trying to solve the a global catastrophe. The ending makes you think you will find this grand solution, but the conclusion is much more humble, simple.
Viewfinder is a masterpiece of indie gaming that deserves all the accolades it can receive. It's a breathtaking journey that pushes the boundaries of what games can achieve both artistically and intellectually. This is not just a game; it's an experience that will stay with you long after the credits roll. If you're looking for an unforgettable adventure that challenges your mind and captivates your senses, Viewfinder is an absolute must-play. It's a solid 10/10 in every sense of the word and the best game I have finished so far this year.