Not that great a story
While this little game had some potential to be a charming little adventure, it actually turns out to be an average first-person platformer that offers little in the way of thrills. It has got the saving grace of a charming story but it's not enough to make it a must play, so if you don't pick it up, you're not missing much. The plot revolves around a young lad who goes in search of his missing uncle but who ends up in a bizarre fantasy world. There's loads of strange creatures to meet as you explore, and you'll need to use your uncle's crazy inventions to help you make you way, most notably a grappling hook similar to that seen in the classic arcade game, Bionic Commando. The focus here is very much on the narrative and non-violent exploration, so in theory this is a good one to play with the kids. There are also some puzzles to solve, but for the most part you will spend your time bouncing around some admittedly attractive environments. In its favor, this game is very fast and fluid, with a good sense of freedom that allows you to explore as you wish. The hook mechanic is well implemented and genuinely enjoyable to use and makes the free roaming quite fun. The story is blessed with some good writing, but isn't as deep or meaningful as it would like to think it is, although it remains a high point. The game starts out fun, but it soon becomes apparent that there isn't much to it and it quickly becomes boring. The visuals are appealing, with some well designed environments but overall this is a tricky one to recommend wholeheartedly.