Tandem: A Tale of Shadows is an innovative puzzle platformer that combines two different play styles and perspectives with a rather dark atmosphere. The game explores the 19th century era through the mysterious disappearance of Thomas Kane, the famous magician. Emma, our main character, decides to investigate the case alone. While heading for Kane’s castle, she stumbles upon Fenton, Thomas’s precious teddy bear.
They both decide to find Thomas at any cost.
Although the story is truly intriguing, you will have to explore this mystery as you walk through all the floors and levels of the castle. You will meet spiders, clowns, octopuses and even ghosts! Find another way to defeat these enemies and find out what happened to Thomas Kane.
In terms of gameplay, you play two characters helping each other with shadows. Thanks to Emma’s lantern, she can cast a shadow that Fenton will benefit from walking. Tandem: A Tale of Shadows uses two different cameras. One camera is from top to bottom, the other is 2D (horizontal). The downward camera is used when you are playing Emma, and the horizontal camera is used when you are playing Fenton. Your journey will consist of activating levers, dodging enemies, overcoming obstacles and other actions depending on which floor you are on. The most important thing is to get a diamond at the end of each level.
Enter the different rooms of Kane’s estate and learn about the unique features of each area: a garden full of spiders you must escape, a boiler room with a giant octopus, a kitchen full of cute little balls, and much more! As you will regularly switch from Emma to Fenton, you will be faced with many different puzzles, each with its own twist depending on the area you are in.
We hope this review gives you a glimpse of a unique experience full of chills, interesting puzzles and knowledge in a mysterious world Tandem: A Tale of Shadows…
Get ready for an amazing experience and join the duo of Emma and Fenton! Tandem: A Tale of Shadows is now available on Xbox.
Tandem: A Tale of Shadows
US $ 24.99
Tandem: A Tale of Shadows redefines the puzzle platformer genre with unique vertical and side scrolling gameplay and exceptional aesthetics. Help Emma and teddy bear Fenton uncover the mystery of the disappearance of the famous magician Thomas Kane. The award-winning Tandem: A Tale of Shadows features five beautiful Victorian worlds inspired by Tim Burton, Jules Verne and Conan Doyle. Players must carefully switch between the top-down view of Emma and Fenton’s horizontal side-scroller if they hope to escape these dimensions alive. As the duo overcome reasonable obstacles and formidable horrors, they find clues to the disappearance of Thomas, the strange Kane family and their place in this universe. Will Emma and Fenton escape from the bloody estate filled with twists and turns, or is their fate already a foregone conclusion?