Doc has been fascinated by videogames since before they were fun. He's worked in the games industry as a writer, designer, and tester. VR is something of an obsession for him, and he believes it's the most exciting development in gaming since Pong. His favorite VR games are Superhot, Sairento Untethered, Racket Fury, Skyrim VR, I Expect You to Die, and Beat Saber. His favorite non-VR games are The Witcher 3, Super Mario Odyssey, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Resident Evil 4, and Return of the Obra Dinn.
Released at a perfect time, with many of us struggling with the confines and uncertainly of lockdown due to COVID-19, Tetris Effect offers up a transportive, accessible and all-consuming slice of puzzling.
From the off, it's clear that Lies Beneath has a very polished presentation. Conveyed in a distinctive cel-shaded, comic-strip fashion, it uses the tropes and framing of a graphic novel to tell its narrative and justify its graphical style.