[PS4] The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature Review
The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature from Hidden Trap, La Belle Games, and ARTE France is a game that places you in the role of the titular character. Check our The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature review!
The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature from Hidden Trap, La Belle Games, and ARTE France is a game that places you in the role of the titular character. You’ll be experiencing Mary Shelley’s classic novel in a gorgeous hand-drawn adventure that will allow you to take a new look at a character we’re all familiar with, one way or the other. Frankenstein’s creature has been featured in hundreds of classic video games, from Frankenstein’s Monster on the Atari 2600 or the text-based Frankenstein on the Commodore 64 to beloved series such as Castlevania and the excellent Darkstalkers fighting franchise.
For The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature, each area you explore feels like a painting that has come to life, paying homage to the watercolor art of the 19th century. As you gently walk around each area, the accompanying soundtrack will accentuate each step you take, each interaction you experience, be that with the flora, the fauna, or the humans that are so new and foreign to him.
When interacting with humans – first from a safe distance, so as to not overwhelm them with being so close to such a large entity – the creature won’t be able to understand them because the sounds they make are completely foreign to it. It will be only after spending some time near them, listening to their conversations, and observing their own interactions, that the creature will learn what each of the sounds the humans make actually means. In fact, Frankenstein’s creature won’t even know what the world around it truly means.
Your adventure will begin with a white, blank canvas. As the creature slowly walks around it, some shapes will start to appear, letting you know that some objects are around you. With every step it takes, more of said location will come into play until you’ve managed to get a general understanding of the room that you’re standing in. Feeling a bit weird, as if awakening from a long slumber, the creature will stumble as it tries to find a way to exit what it will later know was the place it was born, built by its creator for an unknown purpose.
After completing the first chapter, you’ll be able to explore the surrounding areas, adding a bit of color to the creature’s new life. The bright green plants will start to catch its attention as it finds colorful trees and flowers for the first time. Interact with them, and the forest you’re currently exploring will start to make a bit more sense as the creature finds itself overwhelmed by all of the new sensations its brain is registering. The smell of flowers, the freshness of the water, the delightful sound of birds as they sing it’s all so interesting to the creature. Will you help it learn in a peaceful way? Or will you retaliate against those that hate the creature and seek to harm it?
The game has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy, and it’s a very straightforward list to work through. There is one bronze trophy, 12 Silver trophies, and 7 Gold trophies, and none of them are missable! Each trophy will be tied to completing one of the game’s story chapters, which means there are 20 chapters to play through during your time with The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature.
I enjoyed taking on The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature on Nintendo Switch, and it speaks to the game’s quality that I was eager to give it another go on PlayStation 4. Be sure to add this one to your collection since it’s a memorable experience you will certainly remember. You’ll spend around 2-3 hours taking on this journey from start to finish, as you see how the creature grows and changes based on its interactions with the animals and humans it finds. The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature is out on PlayStation 4 with a $14.99 asking price. If you have a pair of headphones – such as the PULSE 3D wireless headset, I definitely recommend you use them to improve your experience!
This The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Hidden Trap.