The first few minutes of Smoke and Sacrifice hide the core concept of the game away, with a dramatic and heartfelt beginning centred around loss, grief and anger.
The graphics fuse old school Disney animation, with the stop-motion feel of broken marionettes, all bursting with personality and appeal. While the style may not be for everybody, there’s no denying the charm.
To accompany this, the sound design is wonderful – switching between brooding atmosphere and haunting accents to the drama that unfolds as a mother hunts for her son who was used in a ritual sacrifice some years ago.
It’s very easy to get swept up in the world which Solar Sail has created. There’s an engaging plot here, and it forms part of a macabre experience built around exploring a surreal underworld brimming with bizarre and interesting characters.