Today’s generation of gaming is littered with sociopolitical, agenda-pushing, regressive tripe. There are a ton of games that got woke and went broke, as evident by the Get Woke, Go Broke Master List. Not every game is a Leftist-fantasy adventure into trying to normalize the abnormal and satiate the insane. Some games are designed to be fun, and attempt to hearken back to when good games were made before the current generation of gaming. One of those games is Incredible Mandy.
Dotoyou Games’ third-person, hack-and-slash adventure title combines a little bit of swordplay, a little bit of archery, some puzzle-solving and plenty of platforming and boss fights, all wrapped up into a color 3D experience that almost seems too good to be true.
Visually you’ll likely instantly draw comparisons to Team Ico’s Ico, or the 3D Legend of Zelda games. In more recent times you might see a little bit of Tequila Works’ RiME in the mix. You can check out the trailer below to get an idea of what the gameplay is like.
As you can see, Incredible Mandy actually looks incredible. It seems to be designed first and foremost to be fun. Lots of colorful, vibrant environments make up the dreamscape-style levels, and there are plenty of inventive enemies to face off against.
The story is as whimsical as the visuals, taking place within an alternate realm of memories where a brother must journey deep within the shared dreams of his sister in order to rescue her from a world of darkness.
The reason the game is designed around gameplay and focusing on interesting visual designs that lure you in and actually make you want to play it is because it’s made by Chinese developers. They’re not interested in using their game as a vehicle for SJW propaganda or as a conduit for anti-Western sentiments.
As you can see from the gameplay video, it’s a game focused around actual gameplay. You play a normal boy with a sword who solves puzzles and defeats the bad guys. If this were 1999 this would be an N64 exclusive, no doubt.
If Incredible Mandy looks interesting to you feel free to grab the free demo and check it out right now by visiting the Steam store page. The full version of the game is due for release at the end of November.