Crystal scissors. What an odd invention. They’re your best friend in Thread though, and with so many uses, too. If only that were the case with regular scissors, but alas, those are only capable of one thing. Ah, what I wouldn’t give for a pair made of crystal.
Then again, I’d likely have to navigate the troublesome terrain that Thread‘s puppet protagonist is forced across. Not worth it. The concept of becoming a puppeteer and pulling the strings of a video game character sounds so much more enticing, and likely less painful too as based on the trailer below, death lurks around every corner. Well, if 2D platformers… wait, does such a perspective even feature corners?
The residents of the world have lost their will and now simply wander in aimless desperation.
Right. Unlike most of its kind, this particular Metroidvania shifts the focus rather noticeably from combat to exploration, complete with a whole bunch of puzzles. Guess that’s what happens when a world falls into rot and decay: traps, puzzles, and other gadgets survive – everything else? Not so much. But there’s always that one exception.
While it seems that this particular puppet comes with no strings attached, making the fact that it’s able to move at all a bit of a mystery, do not make the mistake of thinking it weak. I mean, yeah okay, it might be early on, but over the course of Thread, the player will be able to find upgrades to help with both platforming and combat, potentially ending up with an unstoppable force of… nature. Can’t wait to find out myself.
Thread is available on Steam, with a $10.99 price tag.