An interesting narrative adventure game about memories, survival, and the consequences of not dealing with the past.
I have several days doing reviews, I have done them on games of different platforms, today I return to Apple Arcade to review a very interesting game.
South of the Circle, developed by the award-winning State of Play studio, tells a story set in difficult times for the world. Peter, a Cambridge academic, after a terrible mishap, finds himself fighting for his life in the middle of the Antarctic Polar Circle.
His incessant search for help runs parallel to the resurgence of his memories, perhaps due to the fact that Peter senses that his end could be very near.
Clara, the most important person for Peter, also an important axis of the story by becoming the center of all his memories and experiences. She will be, in a way, a hero too.
The action starts fast. A plane crash, a badly injured co-pilot who begs Peter not to get lost out there as he go for help, and a vast white desert ahead.
South of the Circle is a game with a lot of personality, the graphic path taken by its creatives speaks well of the commitment and dedication put into the development of this project that even led them to travel to Antarctica. That sixties graphic design is therefore perfectly justified and helps us to immerse more in the story.
One thing that I liked about the game is that Peter is not McGyver, he is a normal man dealing with a problem that exceeds him and whose variables he must study very well if he wants to get out alive.
But it is undoubtedly the emotional side that makes South of the Circle a game worth dedicating that precious treasure that is our time. How to bond with others, can be a huge lever that helps us overcome the challenges that life sometimes throws at us.
A luxury casting that does its job to perfection and plunges us deep into the story, making it credible and exciting. Gwilym Lee (Bohemian Rhapsody), Olivia Vinall (The Woman in White), Richard Goulding (Belgravia), Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones), Adrian Rawlins (HBO’s Chernobyl) and Michael Fox (Downton Abbey).
It’s nice to get involved with well-made products, you really enjoy them and you always want a little more. This was the case with South of the Circle. Bravo.