In a world with uncreative sequels and rehashed ideas, The Pedestrian stands out as a truly unique and memorable experience. At its core, the game is a 2D puzzle-platformer where your goal is to guide an unnamed stick figure to the door at the end of the stage. The twist though is that the entire game takes place on road signs, billboards, traffic lights, and more. The player must move around and link different signs together so the Pedestrian can walk through doors and ladders that would otherwise be a dead end. Since most puzzles are independent of one another, The Pedestrian makes for a great pick-up-and-play game that truly puts one’s brain to work.
One impressive feature is the use of haptic feedback. Each footstep made, object picked up, and trampoline bounced upon is reflected in the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller, which provides a level of immersion unseen in most platformers. Adding to it is the phenomenal score. Each track is atmospheric and fits the tone of the game perfectly, but tunes such as the one that plays in the university are excellent pieces in their own right.
While The Pedestrian is a great puzzle platformer, it's not perfect. Probably the most noticeable absence in the game is a hint system. The puzzles can get extremely difficult at times, becoming borderline frustrating even. Additionally, another missed opportunity is in the game’s use of the touchpad. While pressing the touchpad works as the interact button, the cursor cannot be controlled by sliding your finger over it. This nitpick might not affect many players, but it’s still an odd exclusion. Minor frustrations aside, The Pedestrian is a fantastic puzzle-platformer that stands out from the crowd. For those looking for a unique pick-up-and-play experience, it's well worth the investment.
This looks fantastic.
Did you check to see if there were any Activity Cards available to help with the puzzles? There no mention that they're not there in the review.
This looks ace! Had an eye on it for a while now! 👀
I’ve been keeping an eye out for this one. Looks fantastic
Cool. Definitely getting this.
Looks great, when is the release date on PS5 for this? I cannot seem to find it in the store.
@Digit2021 I believe it's supposed to be 29.01, which is technically today
Cheers. Now I see it. $23.95 aus, but that’s fine. Need a good puzzle game on PS5 where my partner and I can play through.
"no hint system" - YouTube 👀 😆
Is this out for PS5? It doesn't show up on the PS5 store if you filter all PS5 games by 'New-Old' or 'Recently Released' (as with many new releases). I can manually search and find the PS4 version, but the PS5 version still says 'Coming Soon'.
The PS5 store is an utter mess with games not showing up in the PS5 or PS4 lists at random! Gods Will Fall is another new release that doesn't show up, but it does on the PS4 store. I shouldn't have to manually search for games I know are released as how would I find any unknown releases? There is no Blog to inform us anymore!
Played about an hour of this on Gamepass, but didn't feel compelled to finish it. I felt like I'd seen everything it had to offer, and the puzzles were largely the same, just bigger. I found it got a little boring and repetitive in that 45 minutes and just set it aside after that.
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