Why The Return Of The Obra Dinn Is Such A Satisfying Puzzle Game

The modern indie gaming scene continues to prove that there is an infinite possibility space for the potential of the medium. While it’s understandable why most titles tend to follow genre formulas or have a clear lineage, every once in a while we get something like Return of the Obra Dinn, which completely reimagine their chosen genre. Here Lucas Pope continues his run of making truly unique puzzle games that are deeply couched in a particular setting. This time players must unfold a complicated string of deaths, using deduction to problem solve the happenings of a series of sometimes absurd deaths.

Check out my full thoughts on why I think Obra Dinn is one of the best puzzle games in years over at GameRVW.

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