[Beyond PlayStation] Tardy Review
Tardy is an interesting pixel art adventure game set in the future, with plenty of puzzles to solve. Learn more about this gem in our Tardy review!
Tardy is a game presented with beautiful pixel art in which the character you play as s a bit on the cocky side. You’ll be playing this one in a point and click setup, solving puzzle after puzzle in arcade-style settings. You’ll control Ramto, who will wake up and discover he had been asleep for a long time. You’ll start by learning more about your ship and its mission. And then, you’ll meet Anne, who is very different from what Ramto is like personality-wise. She wants to save her family, and this is what motivates her. As for Ramto and what drives him? Well, he’s more concerned about himself. Gameplay-wise, this is a 2D point and click adventure with many puzzles that will need to be completed for you to progress.
Once you gain access to the ship, you find it’s empty with not a single soul in sight. You do get to find out what the ship is for and why it was important. You’re going to be solving puzzles with computers, opening doors to continue with your adventure, and more. There are also some arcade games thrown in for good measure as well that will remind you of the old-school classics some of you grew up playing. While everything starts rather easy and simple, puzzles will start to become a bit more complex as you progress further.
To be able to solve all the puzzles, you will need to pay close attention to the notes you can find. At first glance, they may look complicated, but if you think for a bit about what goes where, you’re going to solve them and have a good time. It’s not going to be a full-on point and click adventure as you might imagine at first, but it’s at its core a basic adventure with a lot of fun to offer as you take on this experience during a single afternoon, as it is around 4-5 hours long, give or take.
The inventory system is a bit different from what you might be expecting, as you will have an entire screen where you can see everything you have and move items freely. This system has its pros and cons. It’s nice to have everything right there available at a single glance but, at the same time, it can feel a bit disorganized. I would have liked some type of filing system instead, but it’s not going to be a deal-breaker for this adventure.
Tardy is a fun and entertaining adventure with some nice art to look at. It plays great on Nintendo Switch, and it’s easy to play at home or on the go in Portable or Tabletop mode. It’s available on Nintendo’s console for $9.99, and for this, you’ll be getting a game that will last you around 4-5 hours depending on how good you are at puzzle solving.
This Tardy review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Drageus Games.