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Grim fairy tale
If you can imagine a mix of Silent Hill, The Cat Lady and Alice, then you have a fairly good idea of what to expect here, and if you like the sound of that mix, then you're in a for a treat. Fran Bow is a very dark, surreal adventure game that deals with some mature themes and which provides some excellent gameplay with something to think about. Fran is a young girl with a mental disorder and a rather unfair destiny. The grim and rather complex plot involves the death of Fran's parents, her black cat and a very unpleasant asylum where she is incarcerated. After a dream about her cat, she decides to escape from the asylum to rescue him and deliver him to her only living relative. What follows is a far from traditional adventure which sees you exploring a Tim Burton-esque world, solving puzzles and interacting with plenty of creepy characters. Fran Bow really is quite a bizarre little game but if you can handle its dark themes, gore and mature subject matter, it's a cracker. The story is the big draw here and it is superb, with a wonderfully grim feel to it that is enhanced by the visual design work. The characters and environments are both great, with some really distinct designs that bring the game to life. The gameplay too is enthralling, with a great mix of puzzles which are both challenging and satisfying to solve. There's a lot of inventiveness on display too, with some unusual mechanics which enhance things no end. Fran Bow isn't a game for everyone, nor is it the longest one, but for fans of dark fairy tales, it's a must.