Relevant for platform: PC
Developers often hit below the belt and, as they say, put pressure on pity when they make heroes of children who have lost loved ones, who went in search of a sister or brother, trying to reconcile divorcing parents or save them from alcoholism. We have seen a lot of such games, but not all of them support the next sentimental story with originality, freshness in its presentation and the gameplay itself. Of the good, you can, for example, remember Among the Sleep and Contrast… Now you can add an adventure platformer to this list. Lost Words: Beyond the Page, written by Rihanna Pratchett (Rhianna Pratchett), who is arguably the best screenplay of her career.
I want to write, let them teach me!
Attitude to Rihanna Pratchett, daughter of the famous Terry Pratchett (Terry Pratchett), many are ambiguous. She is known for her scripts for Mirror’s Edge, Tomb raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Overlord, Heavenly Sword,
Thief, but if Rihanna’s colleagues nominate her for various awards, including BAFTA, then the players themselves always find something to find fault with – either flat villains, then feminism will be found, then they will be reproached for Russophobia.
And from this point of view to Lost Words: Beyond the Page there should be least of all claims – this is a very personal story about a girl (written off, apparently, from Rihanna herself) who wanted to become a writer. Izzy (this is the name of the girl) tells her diary about this desire, as well as about her life, about her parents and about her beloved grandmother – it is on its pages that we will spend half a game.