Contrast was one of those unique games that never overstays its welcome. It’s too short to do so, but not so short you are left wishing it never ended. A simple platformer with a wicked concept, I really found myself unable to put it down and beat in a single sitting. The ability to become a shadow and move along the other shadows around you is really fun and more than a few times, someone looked over my shoulder to comment on how cool it was. The little girl Didi is never annoying like so often children in video games can be (Skyrim) and the only real problem I have with the game is the mute protagonist. I don’t normally have an issue with mute characters, but there is a lot of explanation as to who Dawn is and why she can do what she can, left to the imagination.
For 15 bucks, it’s hard to go wrong and if that’s too much money it often hits Steam sales. For a unique 3-4 hours, you could do worse. Oh and the title screen/end credits song is amazing. I love that old 20’s era Jazzy stuff. Growing up with Roger Rabbit, this has a certain Jessica vibe.