Set in opposition to a shocking fantasy backdrop, Aspire: Ina’s Story follows a woman as she explores the majesty of a magical world for the primary time after waking from a seemingly eternal sleep. It’s a must to assist her clear up puzzles to flee the crumbling tower in her pursuit of freedom.
The sport is straight away placing for its daring, vibrant design. Ina is a small determine navigating her manner by a sequence of stunningly stunning backdrops. It immerses you immediately in a magical, fantastical world. Afterward, it turns into a degree within the story that the fantastic thing about it’s juxtaposed in opposition to the destruction of the tower, how the ruination and decay is nonetheless beautiful to behold.
Aspire: Ina’s Story begins merely. Ina wakes and leaves the chamber the place she has been resting dormant for a few years. Her manner out is blocked by the collapsing tower. Fortunately, she has the flexibility to soak up residual magical power and use it to control the world round her.
This, together with extra customary mechanics like levers and buttons, varieties the idea of the puzzles it’s a must to clear up. Completely different colored magic has a unique impact. You be taught them one by one and use them to navigate every space of the tower, ultimately reaching extra complicated puzzles that require you to utilize separate sorts of magic concurrently.
The puzzles themselves are decently difficult. They make you suppose creatively to determine learn how to get Ina safely by the tower. Some require exact timing, whereas others want you to mix completely different abilities cleverly to clear your manner.
There are some moments in Aspire: Ina’s Story when the intricacy of its design works in opposition to it, particularly when taking part in on a bigger display. There are occasions when little particulars such because the tiny, pale levers are swallowed by the daring background. This by no means breaks the sport, although. It’s simply price noting that you simply’ll have to pay shut consideration to element to see the whole lot you want.
For all of the grandiosity of the story – the mysterious tower dwellers you meet alongside the best way and their wealthy histories, the legendary function that the tower performs within the wider world, the ominous pressure that’s inflicting it to crumble after so lengthy – the puzzles are comparatively easy. It could be good to see extra of the plot baked into the mechanics of the sport. In case you hurry by the dialogue, you’ll be able to simply energy by the puzzles and miss numerous the story. This can be a disgrace as a result of numerous effort has evidently gone into crafting an imaginative, thrilling backstory for the sport.
Aspire: Ina’s Story ends ahead of I anticipated it to. I believe it’s to the sport’s credit score that I used to be disenchanted to not have extra of this sprawling world to discover.