The Many Items of Mr. Coo is a wierd point-and-click journey recreation that provides an amazing first impression with its hand-animated presentation. The titular Mr. Coo finds himself in a surreal, Wonderland-esque realm through which he is unceremoniously chopped into three items. All he wished was an apple.
Characters are hand-drawn and animated in a scrappy however pleasingly malleable vogue; objects and monsters morph and warp as they react to the world, and it appears nice. Together with some extremely detailed backgrounds and surreal environments, there is not any doubt the sport has a powerful aesthetic. There are additionally some nice musical prospers all through the quick journey.
The sport begins very merely, with fairly apparent issues to click on to advance by means of chapters. There are some correct puzzles to be discovered right here, nevertheless, and in typical point-and-click vogue, they are often fairly obtuse. There isn’t any stock to fret about, besides, we got here up in opposition to some situations with no clear reply. Whereas some guesswork could also be concerned with discovering sure options, there’s some intelligent design happening, particularly within the latter half if you’re swapping management between Mr. Coo’s head and legs. Sadly, the torso does not get a lot to do.
All instructed, the sport ought to final you a few hours. When you end it the primary time, pages are scattered all through every chapter, providing you with one thing to gather if you undergo it once more (which is way faster as soon as you already know what you are doing).
You do not usually see a “To be continued…” in video games, however that is how The Many Items of Mr. Coo concludes. It appears that is the primary of at the very least two elements, which is nice; this can be a respectable first effort, however there’s plenty of potential for extra concerned puzzles in a follow-up.
We did run into one or two bugs, just like the digital camera being within the unsuitable place and a tough crash, so it is not the smoothest expertise. Regardless of that, there’s rather a lot to love about this uncommon little journey. In the event you’re in search of a singular point-and-click recreation with surreal visuals, an eerie environment, and a few attention-grabbing puzzles, that is price a shot — however we’re intrigued to see the way it evolves in a sequel.