One might be forgiven when first booting up Hue to think that the game is simply a clone of Limbo, being greeted by a stark black and white world with a young protagonist and strange happenings going on all around. However, after a brief dream-like introduction with some wonderful voice acting, you’ll find yourself in a sleepy fishing village with the shadowy comparisons thrown to memory.
In Hue you play as the titular character, a young man whose mother has gone missing after discovering a new way of expressing colours. In order to find her, you will need to assemble the colour ring that she was researching so that you can access the full spectrum of colours in the world. This works twofold, being your initial storyline objective but also as the core mechanic of Hue. After collecting your first colour, you gain the ability to bathe the entire world in that colour with a flick of the right thumbstick.
Doing so does so much more than just change your background though, as Hue makes clever use of matching items in the world to the colours you are setting in order to allow your character to slip through areas and manipulate how various parts of the world interact. Got some light blue rocks in your way? Just make the world light blue and have them slip into the background for you to pass. That red boulder about to crush you to death? A red palette swap should do nicely to save your life.
Hue makes clever use of matching items in the world to the colours you are setting in order to allow your character to slip through areas and manipulate how various parts of the world interact.
There are more than a few twists to the tale that you discover through more notes left behind for you...
Features include: Knowledge of all things geeky. “Over 9000!” achievement points in World of Warcraft. Groantastic Puns. Marking out for canadian heels.
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6 June 2019
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