Quality point-and-click puzzle adventuring among impeccable artwork.
What is it? A point-and-click adventure game set on the back of a fish.
Expect to pay: $15/£12 on Steam
Developer: Fireart Games
Publisher: The Irregular Corporation
Reviewed on: Windows 10, GeForce GTX 1070, Intel Core i7-9700 CPU, 16GB RAM
Link: Official site
Tohu honors a very specific adventure game lineage. No, we are not speaking of the SCUMM golden age—that flicker of time in the mid ’90s where companies like LucasArts churned out indelible, Disney-like journeys through emerald desert islands and haunted mansions. Tohu does not offer lyrical Schaferish dialogue, an intricate narrative, or a 30-hour playtime. Instead, it brings to mind the brief point-and-click revival of the early 2010s, where all of a sudden, indie developers started cranking out wonderful budget brainburners like Machinarium and Professor Layton like they never went out of style.