Did you just play Tunic, I don’t know, Eldon Ring? Or maybe a stranger to heaven? Are your hands rough, are your controllers crushed under your palms in frustration? Are you staring at 60+ hours of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands game, or just want to take a break before heading into another all-day raid session in the Destiny 2 Witch Queen expansion?
Then stop, slow down, and rest for a while. Sounds like you need something cooler. Something that won’t take you a week or two of free time to get done. Sounds like you need a tunic.
I’ve detailed why I love Andrew Shouldice’s Zelda-style adventure game so much in my Tunic review, but all in all: it’s a fun, gorgeous isometric, top-down adventure game that just loves and you Play together.
As I joked at the top of this page, it’s been a very stressful year – even a little game like OlliOlli World can give you a heart attack – so fire up a game like Tunic and immerse yourself in It’s a much-needed treat in its flamboyant, relatively understated world as we cautiously step out of winter into spring.
That’s not to say Tunic is taking a walk in the park, though. It’s hard enough to keep your hands busy, and enough creativity in how you deal with the world, to keep your mind focused and active as well. No doubt there will be comparisons to last year’s Death’s Gate (and for good reason), but I personally prefer this more clunky approach to the Zelda template over the Corvid-filled approach of 2021.
So if you have the urge to sniff hidden little passages, try to understand humorous, hidden clues, and hunt for visible but seemingly inaccessible treasure chests, Tunic is the perfect game for you. Check out the video at the top of this page to see See why this game won Dorrani and me, if you like.