Here we have Standpoint by Unruly Attractions via ID@Xbox … Standpoint is a first-person puzzle-platform video game. Where you change the world’s orientation to navigate through levels and discover the true meaning of your surroundings, as the voice of the Narrator accompanies you on your journey
When I first played this game I thought a small amount of time and I would complete this like previous ID Releases but I was surprised by the longevity. There is not much of a graphical scenario to the game in my option but don’t let this put you off It’s a puzzle game and for a first person puzzle game I was pleasantly surprised as you circumnavigate the game you’ll be able to explore the labyrinth like environment along with solving puzzles and collecting secrets along the way in order to overcome the stages of Grief!
The game involves you trying to solve each puzzle in immensely engrossing 3D corridors each with its own set of puzzles. As you progress through the game each stage as with all puzzle games it progressively gets harder and more frustrating of course as there are less save points and when you die you get to go back a long way and try all over again
The game play is completely frustrating like most puzzle games of course but Standpoint is satisfying compared to others and once you have completed each level you’ll be happy. Throughout the game itself you slowly progress through various stages in grief of which there is a female voice over giving you little pointers and snippets of her own grief however once you start getting into the game you don’t notice it as your concentrating so much on each and every challenge and how to pass all the sections that can kill you.
For each level there are also hidden objects of which if you find then you get a little bit more the underlying story and can piece together what has happened to cause this grief.
However there is another section to the game it comes complete with a time trial version which again adds a whole new level of competitiveness you have to complete various levels in the fastest time possible and each level comes with its own set of puzzles and dangers its great if playing with other people the only downside is that it is only a one player game and you will have to share if you do want to compete with other people on the same console but there is also a global leader board if you want to compete on a larger scale .
This game is currently available from the Xbox Store for £7.99 and in my opinion if you like puzzle games or games that will waste a lot of time its a must for your collection,