Ode is less Beethoven and more Grow Home


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Ode is less Beethoven and more Grow Home That’s Ode, the latest game from Ubisoft’s indie-ish Reflections. They developed Grow Home, Grow Up, and Atomega and they launched this yesterday with very little notice. The player guides Joy, the little bubble character, through musical landscapes to hoover up scattered stars. It’s all very twee and experimental, which would explain the bargain pricing and lack of marketing, but it’s good that Ubisoft is willing to let Reflections do this kind of thing. Embark on a journey of pure joy, where every interaction with the environment has an immediate positive visual & aural reaction. Transform your character as you collect fallen stars and ascend through 4 fantasy worlds, revealing melodic landscapes to which you add layer upon layer of music to create a crescendo of sound and light. Ode is available for Windows PC on Ubisoft’s Uplay service for a modest $4.99.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2017/11/28/ode-less-beethoven-grow-home/

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So have you played it? I saw the trailer and couldn’t really work out how it would play- like a rhythm game, or like a shmup, or like a platformer, or something else. Sure looked nice though.


#3

I loved Grow Home and Grow Up. So now I’m going to look into what the heck Atomega is, this is the first I’ve heard of it. And of course, this is the first I’ve heard of Ode.

It gets a Silver Recommended Seal at Eurogamer:

I want to hold off only because it might come out on consoles. Right? Surely?