[PSN Review] Thomas Was Alone: Benjamin’s Flight
In this Thomas Was Alone level pack, discover the tale of young Benjamin, who goes in search of the Fountain of Wisdom aided by his father’s incredible invention. Benjamin meets a new companion and a familiar face in this story, which takes place in the events leading up to Thomas’s emergence.
â€¢ 20 brand new levels debuting exclusively on PlayStationÂ® consoles.
â€¢ Reach new heights and solve new puzzles with Benjamin’s jetpack.
â€¢ 3 brand new characters.
â€¢ A new story about hope and the wild impetuosity of youth. And jumping.
If you need to learn more about Thomas Was Alone, you can go ahead and read my review for the game right here.
Benjamin’s Flight puts you in the four sided frame of Benjamin, an optimistic and imaginative square out to find the Fountain of Wisdom. The story actually takes place before the events of Thomas Was Alone and acts as a nice companion piece to the main campaign. Benjamin is in the possession of a special jetpack that allows him to soar through the air while defying gravity, and this new ability brings a fresh take to the Thomas Was Alone gameplay.
The new 20 levels included in this DLC will allow you to find other characters (since, as was the case with Thomas, Benjamin will not be alone) that will help you reach your goal by combining an interesting set of skills that complement each other. As in the main game, your short term objective is getting all the characters to their corresponding outlines at the end of each level, which definitely sounds easier than it really is. I did noticed an increase to the difficulty of this set of 20 levels which isn’t too drastic, but it does make you retry some of the puzzles to get it right.
You’ll get a chance to enjoy some excellent voice acting that narrates Benjamin’s short and sweet adventure, and said voice acting definitely works great for the story presented in this DLC. When you add music into the mix, which is very relaxing and minimalistic, the action (or non-action) that is happening on-screen just feels right.
Benjamin’s Flight is great DLC for Thomas Was Alone. It brings us more of what we loved from Mike Bithell’s charming indie game at a low price. Some people might be put-off by the length of the DLC (since it takes about an hour at most to finish it), but I prefer a short and fun amount of quality content over more content just for the sake of stretching the time it takes someone to finish a game. If you loved Thomas Was Alone, you need to download Benjamin’s Flight right away.
[review score=”90″ pros=”New gameplay twist.
The voice acting is still great.” cons=”The DLC is short and can be completed in an hour or so.”]
This review is based on a PS3/VITA copy of Thomas Was Alone: Benjamin’s Flight provided by Curve.