Hello everyone! Today, we are talking about an exciting new release, Maid of Sker. Now as I established before, I am writing this review from the perspective of a novice and couch driving. While I was not the one playing the game, I was participating in the game as a viewer and I have some thoughts.
First of all, the game itself is beautiful. The graphics are great and the color story really sets the tone for the story to come. I didn’t personally notice any jitteriness (however my husband said there was a bit at the beginning of the game). I often find that as the viewer of a video game, if this is a problem, it will end in a headache but no such results happened.
The story was quite interesting as I am a fan of horror games. I will say that while this story is intriguing, there were aspects of the game that I wish were left a bit more vague so that the player or viewer is drawn into the story a bit more. I often find that I am more invested if I am given hints but I am required to theorize about the plot. Some of the choices they made left little to the imagination and therefore was not as big of a hook.
Even though the story threads were not as much of a hook, the game did draw me in and had me invested in the game play. Kato is the first to say that when it comes to observation in video games, I tend to be able to pick items out of the background better than him. This is especially true when the background is dark or monochromatic in nature. For this reason, we often make a great team, me couch driving and pointing out details and him doing the technical gameplay.
I find that this is the type of balance that creates a successful watching experience for someone other then the person driving the game. If you are looking to get someone involved in video games but struggle because they get frustrated, try a dynamic like this and play to their strengths, it will help build their confidence and help them realize how fun video games can be.
All in all, I would give this game an 8/10. From a viewing standpoint it is a pleasure to watch and fun to help out with. I hope you enjoy the game too!