Esothe is an incredibly picturesque third person puzzle platforming adventure where you explore a large open world that’s packed full of stunning vistas and secrets to discover.
Drawing inspiration from Gothic, Tomb Raider, Legend of Zelda and Ico, Esothe is a beautiful, mystical explorative puzzle platforming adventure set in a mysterious forgotten land. In the game you take control of a lone wanderer as se searches for orbs to activate a strange ancient contraption.
The game world can feel a little empty at times and your character can’t really do much other than run and jump, but exploring the world and discovering the secrets of Esothe is a captivating experience. A lot of work has clearly gone into creating the game world – not only is it packed full of jaw dropping vistas, but it’s riddled with secret passageways and interesting little details to discover.
It could do with being fleshed out a little (just a little though), but even as it stands Esothe is a fantastic exploration based puzzle platforming adventure. It feels a little like a more chilled out combat-free take on Tomb Raider with an Ico-esque “subtracting design” approach to the gameplay. It takes around 30/45 minutes to play though and the entire time it’s an absolute delight to lose yourself in its fascinating, captivating and stunning game world. Highly recommended.
Download The Esothe Prototype Here (Windows)