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Volume: Locksley was alone
Volume is the latest game released by Mike Bithell, the creator of Thomas Was Alone. In this game you are Locksley, and you need to find your way stealthily through some exciting levels.
You, Robert Locksley, have found a device that lets you simulate heists. It has a voice, which calls itself Allan, that helps you along the way. And that’s quite handy, as Volume gets tricky quite quickly.
After having figured out the movements in this top-down game, you will soon have to avoid getting detected by guards, dogs, and turrets. Sneaking up against walls is a very effective way to get passed guards. And if you need to distract them, why not flush one of the (very very) many toilets available in the levels?
Volume has a scary atmosphere
But without the toilets, it would be impossible to complete levels in Volume. As said before, Volume gets pretty challenging already early on in the game. This has to do with the eerie minimalistic music and great -yet simple- graphics. Every new level gives you the feeling of ‘What have I gotten myself into?’ This makes Volume such a great game.
Then there are the fan made levels. You can play the best by choosing the staff picks.Thanks to an intuitive editor, you can also make your own levels and upload them. So the fun never ends.
The gameplay is not super original, we remember playing similar challenges in Metal Gear Solid in the SNES. Yet that doesn’t matter; it just plays really well. And Bithell knows that. The same goes for Thomas Was Alone. Technically, nothing new….but it just plays great. Atmosphere and gameplay are key here. And Volume has that!
You can play Volume on PS4, PlayStation Vita, PC, and Mac.