With a black and white silent movie type feel and so many clones that would make Naruto’s head spin, the game, The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, is a fun little puzzle platform game where you collect pies. You possess many skills to aid you; is it a good game to pick up?
The story is plain and simple. Simple but quirky. You are an old man who is very greedy. What he basically wants to do is eat all the pies for himself and take it from the youth. Well, at least that’s what I perceived from the game. The way you learn about the story is from nice little poetic lines that are seen throughout the game. It’s short and sweet.
Game Play 4/5
The game takes places mostly on 2d stages where you figure out how to eat up every single pie on screen. You play as the old man who is able to run and jump. Oh yeah, he can create clones of himself whenever he wants to. It might sound weird but it’s true. It works very well, in fact, the clones make up the game and mastery of their use is inevitable. For instance, you will have to use them to stand on see saws, activate switches, and you can even jump on them. Take in the fact that you have the ability to use your umbrella to slow down your falls and other uses make the game even more fun and complicated.
I like the style of this game. The only way to describe the game would be comparing it to a silent movie. There are not much speaking and there is a lot of captions. There are faint traces of film grain that give the game its simple but artistic feel. It’s nice to look at and with its 2d style, the game feels old school for some reason.
Though the game has few if no dialogue, we have to rely on sound effects and music to make the most of our listening experience. Luckily for gamers, there are plenty of lively sound effect and music tracks. Each pie you pick up has a nice little ring to it. The music tracks sound really like silent movie films! I really liked this part of the game. It really puts you in the mood and if you can remember old silent movies like Charlie Chaplin then you’ll know what I’m talking about
With 51 puzzles you might think this game is short. Well, yes and no. Even with the 51 puzzles it’ll take you awhile to finish them all as well as the unlockable stages. Other than that, I guess there’s not much else but it’s pretty fun!
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is great game that puts you in a feel good mood. Sure it gets crazy sometimes and you’ll be pulling your hair with all the clones you have to keep track up but overall it’s a fun game. And for its price of $5, how can you pass it up?
It comes at a price of $5
You can purchase it from Steam here