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One Eyed Kutkh review for PS Vita, PS4, Xbox One, Switch


Platform: PS Vita
Also On: PS4, PC, Xbox One, Switch
Publisher: Sometimes You
Developer: Baba Yaga Games
Medium: Digital
Players: 1
Online: No
ESRB: E

While I can’t say that I’m a huge fan of One Eyed Kutkh, I certainly appreciate what its creators, Baba Yaga Games, are trying to do. Last time we heard from the studio, they had created It’s Spring Again, an odd little game based on an educational puppet show that taught 2- and 3-year-olds the seasons.

This time out, One Eyed Kutkh is geared towards an older demographic…but only barely. The best way to think of it is as My First Point & Click Adventure. It’s incredibly short, with a runtime that goes for about 15-20 minutes — and that number is inflated by the slow speed at which every character moves. The puzzles aren’t exactly challenging either, and mostly consist of moving your character from Point A to Point B, and interacting with whatever objects you happen to come across. Similarly, the story — about an alien crash-landing on a planet and having to collect pieces of his ship — seems like the sort of thing that you’d find in a children’s book, even if it’s actually based on Russian folk tales.

It’s the visual aesthetic, though, that really makes the game seem like it’s aimed at younger players. The colours are generally pleasant and bright, and the characters are all happy and friendly. It’s not going to wow you with its graphics or anything, but it’s still easy to see how One Eyed Kutkh would be appealing to people who don’t usually play video games.

On the one hand, that’s really just another way of saying that if you’re looking for a challenge or something that will wow you, One Eyed Kutkh probably isn’t it. But if you’re an optimist looking for the good news, or if you’re looking for a way to hook someone just starting out with games, there are certainly worse ways to do it than with this one.

Sometimes You provided us with a One Eyed Kutkh PS Vita code for review purposes.

Grade: B