It’s time for another Indie Game Retrospect, where we take a look back at our favorite Indie Games and tell you what we like, what we didn’t like and why YOU should buy it.
For this edition we’re gonna take a look at OneShot.
Developed by Little Cat Feet and Published by Degica, the game OneShot is a surreal top down Puzzle/Adventure game with unique gameplay capabilities. Players must guide a child through a mysterious world on a mission to restore its long-dead sun. The catch? The world knows you exist.
The consequences are real.
Saving the world may be impossible.
and You only have one shot.
(Look at this precious cat child…)
This game is one of the most charming little games. It’s not a traditional horror game but there are moments players will feel tense and paranoid. Be careful though, the world around you will play on your feelings of fright if you let it!
In addition the game is very meta, like seriously, it is meta-incarnated. Pushing players and the game to wander and think outside of the box, or well, in this case, window.
How meta can the game get? Let’s rewind back to that description earlier:
“The world knows you exist. The consequences are real. Saving the world may be impossible.
You only have one shot.”
The meta nature of the game is highlighted by the very name: you only have one shot at it. If you fail then the save file becomes corrupted. There won’t be a second journey.
That’s not where the meta ends though, you’ll find a number of cute little quirks that push the boundaries, like when the main character needs to sleep, the window will close. The game feels so alive at some points it even beats out VR games in terms of attachment and immersion.
OneShot gives a truly deep emotionally charged experience with a haunting soundtrack that’ll keep the player fully emerged within the crumbling world around them and their hero.
This game relies heavily on bonding the hero and player together and it does it so well. The hero is constantly aware and interactive with the player making them all the more lovable and adding all the more risk to the game in its’ entirety.
You will grow attached, you’ll smile, you’ll get angry, and you will cry, oh HOW you will cry.
The game features an assortment of puzzles and game mechanics that are highly engaging and always expect the unexpected. The overall gameplay combined with its meta-nature has helped the game excel 10-fold where popular games like Undertale did.
Looking through the various reviews of the game and playing it for ourselves, we can confirm this statement. If you enjoyed Undertale, you will fall head over heels in love with OneShot.
The game is humorous, charmingly meta, and overall just beautiful. This is a MUST-BUY for all gamers. If the gameplay isn’t enough for you to consider, than you’ll love the matching and haunting original soundtrack.
The graphics add to the clever world created for you and your hero to save. With a usual $9.99 price it’s an absolute steal!
So go forth! Save this little universe and see the world anew! Be careful though, you only have OneShot.
That’s all for this edition of Indie-Game Retrospect, if you liked it make sure to drop us a comment down below and tell us your thoughts. Do you have the game? Did you like it? Were there some aspects you didn’t like about the game?
We’d love to hear your thoughts!