The Plan popped onto my radar just yesterday, and piqued my interest immediately. Has to be the fact that you control a wasp. Yep, there it is. Terrifying childhood memories of when I was allergic to anything with six wings and pinchers coming back. Oh here we go.
Uncharacteristically, the game is rather soothing. It’s one of those not-really-a-game games, and is more an atmospheric simulation than anything else. Soothing, that is, unless you’re playing with headphones on, where you’ll be confronted with the wasp’s sounds directly in your ears. As you fly around the area you’re given to explore, the occasional breeze with rush by, the singular leaf will fall, and you’ll have to maneuver around both. It’s a nice touch to show the scale of what you’re controlling and what you’re avoiding, especially as the camera steadily zooms out.
I liked what I played, but…there was so very little of it. It looks nice, and it truly sounds nice, thanks to the violin that plays in the background, but… that’s all it has going for it. It’s a mildly enjoyable five to ten minutes, that borders on forgettable. That’s sad to admit, as the initial few seconds hearing the wasp’s buzz made my skin crawl.
If you’d like to try it out for yourself, you can download The Plan from Krillbite Studio’s website for free.
[Written by contributor Frank Falcone]
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