Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Mandagon by Blind Sky Studios! The game is available for free on Steam and I decided to write up this review for fun (And practice).
Mandagon is a simple platformer based on Tibetan Theology and Philosophy. It tells the story of life, death and sacrifice through the use of poems/rhymes.
Your objective in Mandagon is to scale a beautiful temple by jumping from platform to platform in search of tablets that are hidden throughout the level.
The game world isn’t very big but it does feature an absolutely gorgeous art style and it’s quite enjoyable to explore.
The story is told through shrines that are hidden in the game world. When you’re near them text will appear for you to read. The story is philosophical in nature and it does take a specific mindset to really get into it I will admit.
Gameplay wise it’s a bit lacking but this is to be expected since it’s a short game that can be beaten in around 2 hours time and it’s free so we can’t really complain, eh?
Overall, Mandagon is a pretty interesting game but I’ll admit that the game didn’t really pull me in story wise. I did enjoy the art style greatly which is what originally made me give it a chance. If you only have a short amount of time to play something and you’re feeling philosophical then I say give the game a shot.
Thanks for taking the time to read this short review folks and I’ll be back with another one soon. Also, Be sure to subscribe to my channel for future videos! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQhT81tpgMzpzrivsAxORg
Happy gaming folks! – Shaun Meyers (Kyo Akiara) out!