Average User Score: 5.6May 28, 2013Don't listen to the haters, Proteus is amazing as long as you aren't expecting anything that it isn't. Proteus is an exploration game, and theDon't listen to the haters, Proteus is amazing as long as you aren't expecting anything that it isn't. Proteus is an exploration game, and the fun is in wandering among the beautiful world. That's it. One of the most relaxing games I've ever played, and I find myself craving it. Chill out, wander around, enjoy the pixelly beauty. No more, no less.… Expand
Average User Score: tbdMay 28, 2013I'll start with the Pros:
Interesting underlying story, if you can get past the preachy dialogue Sound was decent. CoolI'll start with the Pros:
Interesting underlying story, if you can get past the preachy dialogue
Sound was decent.
Cool story-changing choice mechanics
The art, while high-quality for a small-team indie game, is bizarre. The game plays on light/dark, and instead of representing it normally, the different types are drawn in a strange photoshop-inverse style. Really didn't like it, and it was distractingly ugly in cutscenes.
Dialogue: The dialogue was really pretentious. Often it felt like the author was trying to preach to the player instead of telling a story. Conversations felt like notes out of a textbook instead of dialogue.
Combat: Combat is underused and really boring. Why include it at all?
Text: Some of the worst text in a game of this kind I've ever seen. Purple on black, odd placement, hard to read.
I really enjoy these types of games usually, but this one fell flat to me. I left feeling underwhelmed and kinda angry due to the preachy dialogue. Some of the endings were interesting, but they really should hire a new writer for the next game they do.… Expand