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POSTED 2/5/17


TETHERED

Secret Sorcery



It’s getting, it’s getting, it’s getting kinda hectic... But we’ve got the power!

Which makes this an appropriate juncture at which to type BWA-HA-HA!

Despite its unbridled cuteness, Tethered is what most would classify as a ‘god game’. You know, that thing that Peter Molyneux created on the sixth day, or something. You’re an unseen overlord of, in this instance, a little floating world inhabited by delightful – and thoroughly industrious - little creatures known as ‘Peeps’.

The whole shebang was originally a PSVR game, however Secret Sorcery have been clever enough to realise that they have an almost infinitely larger audience due to making it playable without Sony’s overpriced gimmick.

Remnants remain when playing all 2D-like. Proceedings default to movement via the DualShock’s motion sensor. This inspires a mere two words from us, and they are “hello” and “lunch” (please substitute whatever your most recent meal was for that second one). We guess it’s supposed to recreate the VR experience, but eww, wooziness. Mercifully you can nail controls down to a more traditional format.

So anyway, back to those Peeps. It’s your jerb to help their community thrive. You’ll be everything from conductor to midwife for them, as you command them to grow crops, build stuff, hatch eggs, mine ore and more, all on the road to spiritual release. You’ll even get to really chow down on your godlike duties by controlling the weather.

Time for another BWA-HA-HA!

The more that your community thrives, the more work there is for you. It becomes an exercise in full-on resource management as you prevent starvation, create new opportunities, encourage morale and otherwise nursemaid these darling but ultimately dim of mind and completely-dependent-upon-you creatures.

It’s scarcely a relaxing experience, as so much rests upon your shoulders. Whether that makes you a happy god or vengeful god entirely hinges upon your propensity for patience.

Now, quit clapping your eyes and make with the cookies!

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