A Blind Legend – The Experience you’ll never see?
When the office was informed about this game it had missed initially, it was very hard to imagine.
An entire game you play blind? Sure enough though we discovered A Blind Legend Created by Dowino and published by Plug In Digital.
Is just that, We had to check it out!
A Blind Legend is one very bold and unusual concept. You’ll play through the entire game as Edward Blake or more commonly known as the blind knight. The entire game forces you to use the sounds you hear, to interact with the world. Not just in exploring it however but also combat?!
The concept feels very unnatural and foreign at first. After the initial tutorial however and a few clumsy miss steps later, you’ll start to easily see with your ears and acting accordingly. Head phones are strongly recommended as you must react to individual sounds. At any moment you could hear heavy breathing to your right or the unsheathing of a dagger to your left.
The game is relatively short, clocking in at 2-3 hours but it will be an experience like no other. I would recommend this to anyone who’s looking for a new Experience.
A Blind Legend is available on steam for $9.95 Australian or your regional equivalent here.
+ Great Sound Design
+ Medieval Knight
+/– Completely Blind?!
+/– Relatively short experience
– Text to speech assistant can get irritating