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Thomas Was Alone
Except that he really wasn't
by Mike Rose 22/4/2013
Product: Thomas Was Alone
Developer: Bossa Studios
Format: PS Vita
Genre: Platform, Puzzle
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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*Spoiler alert: The name of this game doesn't really make much sense.*

That's because for about 99 percent of the game, Thomas is most definitely NOT alone.

Unfortunately, this nomenclature 'oversight' isn't the only one on the part of this game's developer.

Despite Thomas Was Alone's inherent loveliness, you see, the simplistic nature of its puzzles can't be ignored. And won't be.

Alone, until you pay it back

You control a rectangle on a quest to jump over coloured shapes and traverse abstract environments. In each level, your objective is to find a way to reach the exit. But Thomas the rectangle can very rarely do this alone. ...
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If you're looking for some meaningful storytelling in a video game, you will love Thomas Was Alone. If you're after a challenge, though, best to steer clear
Audio/visual: 9
Gameplay: 5
Value: 6
Innovation: 7
Overall: 6
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