Hue – First 30 Minutes of Gameplay and Impressions | PS4

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It’s not often that a platform game surprises you with new experiences. Most just take a familiar formula and build upon that while the truly unique find new ways to excite you. Hue does that with its rather interesting use of color to solve environmental puzzles and to progress a very interesting story line.

On a journey to solve his mother’s disappearance, Hue begins to piece together her discarded research, ultimately discovering the ability to see the world’s hidden color and change it to alter reality. As the background shifts between shades, rifts form, and obstacles slip between pigmented dimensions.

As Hue uncovers new details involving his mother, he’s able to manipulate the game world in increasingly sophisticated ways. By transforming the background color of the world, Hue can manipulate objects, unlock new areas and interact with new aspects of the environment. Along the way, Hue will meet a diverse cast of imaginative characters in a witty and wonderful world filled with inventive puzzles and the tendency to instill a genuine sense of wonder.

The first thing you’ll notice about the game when you start it up is the really unique art style. The game start off in grey scale with much of the environment in pure black. It’s not very exciting looking at first but much of it has to do with how the story progresses. As you get further and further into the game, you’ll start collecting these colored pieces that allow you to change the color of your world and see things you would not have otherwise seen. This is a big part of the game as you’ll see in the video.

The graphics are also pretty decent but what really impressed me I think was the voice acting from the mother. While you don’t ever really see her on screen, you get to know her from a series of letters that Hue finds and whoever is the voice actor is just so delightful to listen to.

The game itself though isn’t too difficult and most of the puzzles are easily solved. This does keep Hue moving along with the story, which is good as it never frustrates during play.

With that said, this is a game I want to finish because I really want to find out what happened to Hue’s mother and what this Dr. Grey had to do with it.


Review code provided to us by the publisher/developer.

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