There’s nothing new about going up against a killer AI. But the difference in Will You Snail is that this one attempts to work out your movement, before you even know what it’s going to be. It could be said that this therefore boils down to an intellectual battle of will.
Will You Snail is the latest to come from No Gravity Games as they and the developer – one Jonas Tyroller – look to inflict some hardcore pain on gamers.
It’s priced at £12.49 and available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC, dropping us players into a fast-paced action platformer, left to do nothing but survive. You see, in Will You Snail, it’s the AI who is king, spawning traps and attempting to predict your movement as you go about solving puzzles and uncovering the secrets of the simulation that you are in.
It’s the AI Squid which will be the worst of all nightmares as he goes about filling out the levels with all manner of obstacle. It’s up to you to work through these – dialling the difficulty up or down how you see fit – hoping to pick up secrets, clues and knowledge as to how this simulation works, and more importantly, the effect it’ll have on humanity.
The key features you need to worry yourself about include:
- DODGE AI SPAWNED TRAPS! The evil AI Squid tries to predict your movement a few seconds ahead of time and uses that information in an attempt to stop you from reaching the end of the level. Will you win that intellectual battle or will Squid find yet another reason to make fun of you?
- OUTPLAY THE AI! While the levels may seem safe at first, the more things you are able to complete, the more the AI will learn about you and start using its abilities against you. You can change the difficulty at any time or let the game decide which one is the best one for you.
- SOLVE OPTIONAL PUZZLES! Solve some easy puzzles to calm down from the action. Across your journey you’ll find a few more difficult ones as well, but every single puzzle in Will You Snail is completely optional and can be skipped if you want to.
- UNCOVER THE TRUTH! Find secrets, collect clues and try to piece together where you are and what happened. Will You Snail tells a rather crazy story about artificial intelligence, simulation theory and the future of humanity – and it’s up to you to discover it.
We’ve been working our way through the madness of Will You Snail for a little while already, plucking up enough time to be able to deliver our thoughts in a full review. We urge you to give it a read and then head to the likes of the Xbox Store in order to pick up the game on Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
You’ll find Will You Snail on PS4, Switch and PC too.
Will You Snail is a fast-paced action platformer with an AI twist that offers a unique single-player experience: a challenging adventure in a neon-glowing setting that blends combat, puzzle-solving, and lots of humor together.