A game that sees you playing as an imaginary friend of a young girl who hasn't seen her farther in years. Oh and this friend has the ability to turn into a shadow. Just your run of the mill game then! This is a game that in principle should be really good and enjoyable to play, I say in principle because it isn't. I know I haven't beaten about the bush, this is a game that should play well, but is help back by the plethora of glitches and bugs in the game.
Now as the title says these are my first impressions, so they may change by the time I review this game, but from what I have played you can barely play for 15 minutes before you will get a glitch. Now when I say glitch you will conjure an image of a table that defies gravity or a leg that bends the wrong way, if that was the case then you could put up with them. But when this game does glitches it DOES glitches, I'm talking about being a shadow and the camera will suddenly stop moving. Or when you as a shadow get squashed between something top and bottom, and what the game should do is pop you out the wall, but in some cases you don't do that and the then stuck in the wall with nothing to do and must reset to a previous checkpoint!
When this game does work, it works really well, and is a puzzling game to play. You have to combine certain shadows in order to progress through the level, and though the puzzles are never too challenging, they do a good job of making you feel a sense of achievement for completing them. This blends in with the story that sees you and a little girl on a quest to uncover her families secrets together, and is both beautiful and haunting at the same time. I don't quite know how it does this but you really connect with this little girl and can't help but try to help this poor little girl out!
That brings us to the end of my first impressions of Contrast, if bugs and glitches can be quashed then this could be a game to treasure playing, but until that is the case I can't that you take time away from the myriad of better games out there to play this.
Many thanks for reading,
Friends of The Games Critic:
My name is Ed, I write everything here, covering all kinds of games, but I only play them on the PS4!