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Mini Review: PUSS! – Strangely Compelling Nightmare Fuel

A whisker away from sadism.

Remember that scene in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory where the tour group take a boat ride through a psychedelic tunnel? Remember how utterly terrifying it was (still is)? Now imagine such lunacy applied to an entire video game; that’s pretty much what you get with PUSS! Billed by developer teamCOIL Studio as an ‘avoid-em-up’ puzzle game, you’re required to navigate a series of complex maze-like stages, avoiding every wall and obstacle on your way to your goal. Oh, and you also happen to be a cat.

We should probably elaborate on why PUSS! can be regarded as pure nightmare fuel. The visual style for the game is heavily reliant on psychedelic colours, abstract shapes and objects, and a soundtrack that’s composed mostly of odd noises, whispered voices (sometimes speaking in entirely different languages), and static. It’s genuinely quite unsettling in the exact same way the tunnel scene was in Willy Wonka, only here it’s sustained over extended periods of time. Don’t go into PUSS! expecting cute kittens and pretty rainbows, because this ain’t it.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

A whisker away from sadism.

Remember that scene in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory where the tour group take a boat ride through a psychedelic tunnel? Remember how utterly terrifying it was (still is)? Now imagine such lunacy applied to an entire video game; that’s pretty much what you get with PUSS! Billed by developer teamCOIL Studio as an ‘avoid-em-up’ puzzle game, you’re required to navigate a series of complex maze-like stages, avoiding every wall and obstacle on your way to your goal. Oh, and you also happen to be a cat.

We should probably elaborate on why PUSS! can be regarded as pure nightmare fuel. The visual style for the game is heavily reliant on psychedelic colours, abstract shapes and objects, and a soundtrack that’s composed mostly of odd noises, whispered voices (sometimes speaking in entirely different languages), and static. It’s genuinely quite unsettling in the exact same way the tunnel scene was in Willy Wonka, only here it’s sustained over extended periods of time. Don’t go into PUSS! expecting cute kittens and pretty rainbows, because this ain’t it.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

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