It can feel a little unfair making immediate comparisons between games, especially as they’re often made by totally different people with entirely different themes and ideas behind them.
But take even the most cursory glance at Cosmografik’s upcoming graffiti-em-up Vandals and you’ll almost immediately start drawing comparisons with Square Enix’s GO series.
And while Vandals does take more than a little bit of inspiration from the turn-based puzzle series, its aesthetic, themes, and new mechanics mean that it actually feels like a very different game.
Spray and pray
Vandals has you navigating a series of small, maze-like levels, moving from node to node with the goal of tagging a wall and then getting the hell out of there.
It’s rarely as simple as walking straight up to the wall and spraying, of course, as there’s plenty of guards and other things you’ll need to avoid on your quest to vandalism glory.