I’ve seen many reviews complaining about the lack of instructions or guidance in the game. And they’re correct, there is very little...but this is why I enjoyed it. I felt like the little character in the story, not sure what I’m supposed to be doing yet intrigued by the odd characters and awed by the new worlds. And willing to jump in and just see what happens.
I like discovering how a game is played, especially since I’m one who enjoys poking, prodding, and pulling any button, lever, bug, leaf, asteroid, crater, etc. there is...just to see what happens.
The story and humor are whimsical and silly. I can see parents playing it with their younger kids and giggles spilling out from both.
The art and music are rich and colorful, full of fun. They’re the stars of this game.
So if you’re a gamer that needs more depth to a story and prefers more structure and guidance in a game, this isn’t for you. But if you enjoy meandering across quirky worlds, and stopping to smell the alien flowers, then Samorost 3 will charm you.