Whenever a trailer opens with whimsical music, complete with wind-charms and the like, we know we are in for a very laid-back, relaxing game. Perhaps some mystery and intrigue is thrown in for good measure. Well, the case certainly seems to be as such in SCARF on Xbox and PlayStation.
Fulfil or Rebel
Take a first glance at SCARF on Xbox and PlayStation – following a PC release in 2021 – and you’ll be instantly reminded of Journey, or possibly RiME. Both are bright, colourful adventures that take you on an emotional journey, with a smattering of puzzles to solve.
You play as a boy destined to be a magical hero, aided on his adventure by his dragon-shaped scarf. Will he fulfil this potential, or rebel against this prophecy? By using the titular scarf to jump, run and fly across many beautiful environments, learning new abilities to overcome some tricky puzzles, and taking in the flowy music, we will perhaps find our answer. Developers Uprising Studios certainly want you to take time with your experience.
- A story for all audiences with multiple narrative layers
- Beautiful scenarios
- A stunning art style
- A mysterious polymorphic scarf in the shape of a dragon
- An alternative ending depending on the player’s exploration
- Adaptative orchestral music
- A magical world with a unique mythology
- Exploration, puzzles, and platforms make for a lovely adventure
Put on your SCARF Now!
The summer heat may be well upon us now, however hopefully you can take time out to pull on this SCARF on Xbox and PlayStation.
The game is now available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC. To pick up a copy on Xbox, look no further than the Xbox Store listing, for £8.39.
Our review is fast approaching too.
Scarf is an adventure game mixing puzzles and 3D platforms, offering an allegorical journey through beautiful worlds. Explore and find the truth behind your story with the help of your partner, a dragon-shaped scarf. Unlock new abilities and discover your true destiny.
What does it mean to be a hero? To fulfill your destiny? Or to rebel against it? Scarf is an exciting singleplayer puzzle adventure that blends lyricism with a 3D platform game to offer an allegorical journey through beautiful worlds. Will you discover their secrets? And at what cost?