The Many Items of Mr. Coo is an odd point-and-click journey sport that offers a fantastic first impression with its hand-animated presentation. The titular Mr. Coo finds himself in a surreal, Wonderland-esque realm during 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 deform as they react to the world, and it appears nice. At the side of some extremely detailed backgrounds and surreal environments, there isn’t any doubt the sport has a powerful aesthetic. There are additionally some nice musical thrives all through the brief journey.
The sport begins very merely, with fairly apparent issues to click on to advance by 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 towards some eventualities 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 whenever you’re swapping management between Mr. Coo’s head and legs. Sadly, the torso does not get a lot to do.
All advised, 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 whenever you undergo it once more (which is way faster as soon as you understand 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 least two elements, which is sweet; it is a respectable first effort, however there’s numerous potential for extra concerned puzzles in a follow-up.
We did run into one or two bugs, just like the digicam being within the unsuitable place and a tough crash, so it is not the smoothest expertise. Regardless of that, there’s lots to love about this uncommon little journey. In the event you’re on the lookout for a novel point-and-click sport with surreal visuals, an eerie ambiance, and a few attention-grabbing puzzles, that is price a shot — however we’re intrigued to see the way it evolves in a sequel.