The adventure-puzzle video game Beyond A Steel Sky is a highly acclaimed title from developer Revolution Software, the creators of the well-known Broken Sword series. The game takes place in Union City, a computerized dystopia full of puzzles and populated by an enigmatic AI society. Players take on the role of Robert Foster, a man determined to find his missing son amidst the chaotic surroundings. With its captivating story and challenging puzzles, Beyond A Steel Sky is one of 2020’s most critically acclaimed titles.
Graphics and Visuals
When it comes to graphical fidelity and visual design, Beyond A Steel Sky is impressive. The vibrant colors pop on the Switch’s LCD display while animations are smooth and captivating. Furthermore, character models are distinctively detailed and each location has its own unique flavor that really brings Union City to life. All in all, this game looks great both docked and handheld.
Revolution Software has also implemented plenty of particle effects that add a lot of life to environments like fog banks in open areas or bustling crowds in underground locations. This is especially evident during dialog scenes which really bring out the eerie atmosphere of Union City.
At its core, Beyond A Steel Sky is a point-and-click adventure game with puzzle elements scattered throughout Union City. Players must explore their environment and analyze clues to solve intricate puzzles as they progress through Foster’s journey.
“The gameplay mechanics have been polished up since Revolution’s older games while still keeping what we love about them intact,” said Liz England at Gamespot who gave the game an 8/10 rating. “You’ll move Foster around environments while interacting with objects (in ways only Foster can manage) and locating secrets.”</p