The Sojourn is the new game by Shifting Tides studios and is releasing on 20th September 2019 for the PC, PS4 and the Xbox One. It’s a game that at first glance can feel very similar to something like Journey, but with some puzzle elements and a few darker themes. The Sojourn is about journeying through life, and hence the dark themes and the obstacles that come along the way. The art style is really distinct, and looks great. And the music is equally appealing. The game is a bit of a slow burn, hence not for everyone. The puzzles are really fun though, and there are a lot of them. Most of them are fairly easy, though some of them were head-scratchers.
The narrative is a bit barebones and are mostly told by these statues in the world that depict important events. There’s more mystery here than answers, which is fine since the puzzles themselves become the main focus eventually. The puzzles can get a bit daunting later on, which involve shifting platforms, beams of light, and a limited time to piece it all together. Overall, a great experience for those willing to immerse themselves in a melancholic story driven game with puzzles.
Lots of puzzles
Not for everyone
Score – 8/10
Traverse a thought-provoking puzzle game and its immersive colour-drenched world of light and shadow.
In The Sojourn you arrive in a mysterious land, where lights guide you forward. It’s not long until the world reveals itself to be full of challenges. Now, you must overcome these intricate and ever more demanding obstacles to uncover the nature of reality.