Looking to spend time mixing a bit of Portal with some hardcore story-telling? Relicta on Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google Stadia is going to be for you.
There are many great physics based puzzlers out there, with the likes of Portal really helping push the genre forward over recent years. Relicta looks to be inspired by that iconic title, but instead of having a wormhole-creating Portal gun to hand, here you’re left with a pair of gloves. Initially that may seem disappointing, but these gloves have power – power to combine the laws of physics and see the amendments of magnetism, polarity and gravity in order for success to be found.
Priced at £15.99, Relicta comes to Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google Stadia thanks to the Spanish indie team at Mighty Polygon. It is they who are focused on created original games that deal with strong narratives and great mechanics. Only our upcoming full review of Relicta will be able to confirm whether the team have hit their goal this time around, but with the physics-based gameplay already covered, it just required a decent old story to accompany it.
Thankfully Relicta is looking nailed on there too. This is a game that puts you into the shoes of one Dr. Angelica Patel, a physicist who is spending time at a lunar research facilty – the Chandra Base. This is a structure that is powered by the titular Relicta, a crystal like item that once crashed from the moon to now power this facilty. As with most space themed adventures though, disaster strikes as Patel sits waiting for her daughter arrive. And it is here where you step in. Left to navigate the Chandra Base, you’ll need to explore your surroundings, investigating each and every location you stumble upon.
You’ll want to do so too – not just because it seems like a great way of pushing forward the game itself, but by doing so you’ll discover what is buried in the eternal darkness of the lunar craters. And it is this secret that might claim your daughter’s life – or change the fate of humanity forever.
- Mind-bending mechanics – alter gravity and magnetism at will.
- Complex physical puzzles – combine your abilities in innovative ways to solve these physical riddles.
- Lovingly detailed environments – each corner tells a story, each new step is a challenge.
- Deep and enigmatic background story – Find clues and piece together the details about the investigation of the Relicta’s anomaly.
- Immersive original soundtrack – slip into the soundscapes of an sci-fi psychological thriller.
If you’re up for facing the ultimate consequences and find the whole setup of Relicta on Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google Stadia of intrigue, then just pop along to your favourite digital store and grab a download. Keep an eye out for our full review of Relicta on Xbox One if you wish to know more.
Relicta is a first-person physics-based puzzle game where you need to creatively combine magnetism and gravity to unravel the secrets of Chandra Base. Alone in the depths of the Moon, your scientific mind is the only thing that can keep your daughter alive … Play as a top physicist stranded on an eerie, derelict Moon base. Find your way around the enigmatic, terraformed craters by bending gravity and magnetism to your will in order to solve physical puzzles. Will you rush straight ahead and try to reach safety – or will you take your time to gather clues and unravel the intrigues of 22nd century orbital politics? Buried in the eternal darkness of the lunar craters lies a secret that might claim your daughter’s life – or change the fate of humanity forever. Are you ready to face the ultimate consequences of your research?