Himno – Xbox One Review
Himno is another game that kind of came from nowhere for me, I’d not heard anything of it in the build up to its release, essentially the game is a procedurally generated platformer with you playing the part of what looks like a guy in a fly costume.
You start off near a door in a dark level and you basically start exploring the level, the game doesn’t do very much in terms of explaining what you are doing, where you are going or even why you are there.
Now I don’t mind a game that doesn’t give you a massive tutorial but I’d like to see something to at least set the tone a little, there is basically no plot, no story and no direction of what you should do next.
With some exploring I soon found that you can drop down and fall into the water at the bottom of the screen which is basically the only way you can die, there are no enemies that you will come across which makes the tone of the game quite relaxing.
The whole theme of the game seems a bit aimless and I quickly found that I didn’t really ever get to the point where I fully knew exactly what was going on.
As with many Ratalaika games you can quite easily snatch yourself 1000 gamer score from this in a very quick time and even by working out how to get the achievements I still didn’t really learn what the point of the game was.
The game is pretty cheap a £4.99 but the puzzling thing is that it is actually free on PC which I cant find any reason why it is free.
Other than scoring all the achievements I can’t find absolutely any reason to play this games so it quickly becomes apparent that once you have hoovered up the achievements (which will likely take most decent players less than an hour), there is nothing at all here that would make me come back and try the game again.
So although I didn’t know anything about this game prior to its release, I’ve cleaned up 1000 gamer score and still don’t know very much about the game either, I honestly can’t really recommend this to anyone other than the most hardcore of Gamer Score hunters who want to mop up the points
With thanks to Ratalaika Games for the review code
Developer: Ratalaika Games
Publisher: Ratalaika Games