Review: Primordia – SENSES

Review: Primordia – SENSES
Review: Primordia - SENSES 5

Point-and-click game Primordia was already released in 2012 PC and 2016 it came to iOS. Now the turn has come Nintendo Switch and this is a cyberpunk gem that I had completely missed.

Photo: © 2012-2022 Wormwood Studios - Wadjet Eye Games - Primordia - our heroes
Photo: © 2012-2022 Wormwood Studios – Wadjet Eye Games

In the distant future, when humans have died out long ago, the world is populated by robots and they too are beginning to decompose and be destroyed. It is an eternal struggle to find spare parts and energy. Our avatar Horatio Nullbuilt and his sarcastic robot colleague Crispin spends his days fixing up with his ship and reading The Book of Man and to dream of a time before the catastrophe. One day another robot steals their power source and they have to go out in search of the only thing that can keep them alive.

Photo: © 2012-2022 Wormwood Studios - Wadjet Eye Games - Primordia - Look at all those lights
Photo: © 2012-2022 Wormwood Studios – Wadjet Eye Games

Primordia has nice and cool retro graphics. The game may be ten years old but the style of the graphics is much older than that. Each character has a recorded voice and the cast is really good. Effects and music create a nice and atmospheric game. The end is affected by your actions and what choices you have made during the journey. There are a total of seven different endings, so here is replay value. The problems you face usually have a very logical solution. Many times that solution is right in front of your eyes and you really only need to turn the problem around to find the answer. I got stuck early on a challenge, which then turned out to have such a simple and logical solution that I had not even thought of it.

Photo: © 2012-2022 Wormwood Studios - Wadjet Eye Games - Primordia - Found a transport
Photo: © 2012-2022 Wormwood Studios – Wadjet Eye Games

Primordia is as I said developed for PC from the beginning and thus it is designed to work with mouse and keyboard. It always gets a little awkward, I think, when you try to control it with the hand control. You can set sensitivity, but then it will usually be either too slow or too fast depending on the situation and you are forced to change back and forth. A petitess perhaps, but during a longer game session it becomes apparent.

Photo: © 2012-2022 Wormwood Studios - Wadjet Eye Games - Primordia - This looks scary
Photo: © 2012-2022 Wormwood Studios – Wadjet Eye Games

Primordia works just as well in portable as in docked mode. The design of the graphics is angular, but everything is high resolution and with the push of a button you see what you can interact with so you do not miss anything. The text will be small but fully readable even on the small screen.

Photo: © 2012-2022 Wormwood Studios - Wadjet Eye Games - Primordia - The overlord
Photo: © 2012-2022 Wormwood Studios – Wadjet Eye Games

In summary, that is Primordia a really well-made point-and-click game, with a unique story that you want to explore more. Since there are several ends to the game, the replay value is high. Primordia must therefore clearly be worth a recommendation.

Wadjet Eye Games sent review code of this game. Dispatchers of material have no editorial influence on our tests, but you readers (consumers) are the ones we write our independent impressions for.

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