One of the surprise finds for me at PAX East this year was The Low Road, a vintage looking, quirky point-and-click adventure that seems to have just the right amount of quirk and intrigue (a quality shared by Jenny LeClue, another game I am eagerly looking forward to) to have me very interested, and very glad I ran into this game.
Set in the 1970s automobile world, The Low Road is a point-and-click graphic adventure which follows a team of corporate spies dedicated to the protection (and appropriation) of game-changing industry secrets. Sporting a unique visual style inspired by gouache paintings and a pulsating experimental score, The Low Road will captivate players though intricate puzzles, branching moral dilemmas, and a quirky cast of memorable characters.
First and foremost, The Low Road‘s somewhat awkward and quirky art style is something I am absolutely in love with. Almost overly stylized and incredibly nostalgic, the design and setting of The Low Road already has me captivated. Add to that hints of an almost Twin Peaks level of quirkiness and the surreal, and you’ve got a winning combination as far as I’m concerned.
The Low Road‘s switch between point-and-click exploration, in depth conversations and first person investigations seems like a fantastic way to keep things fresh and maintain a brisk pace, keeping the player on their toes.
The Low Road releases on April 20, 2017 on Steam.
Want to learn more about the games we saw at PAX East 2017? Check out this page, which lists all the game’s we saw, and we will be updating with links to our coverage as we complete it