Xbox One Review: In Between

Before death, there is in between…

In Between is a curious one. It’s a 2D puzzle game where you move left and right with the main analog stick, while the right stick essentially levitates him up, down, left or right as he tries to reach the exit in each area. The story revolves around a man who has been given only a short time to live before dying and the story plays out as he narrates and shows images from his life.
Puzzles can vary from trying to avoid spikes or timing your movement just right so you can pass through a barrier that moves as and when you do. It can be a little tricky to get to grips with at first and it will frustrate from time to time, but overall it’s an enjoyable game and one that is very rewarding to play. Of course, with puzzle games these days it’s easy to find solutions online and on YouTube but I would recommend trying to do it without to make it that more enjoyable.
The art style is interesting, drab and gloomy as you would expect from a game of this type of narrative. It will take you a while to finish, but it doesn’t feel dragged out by the time you reach the conclusion.

The Verdict

In Between is one of those games that will hook you in with it’s story and clever puzzles, but feels like just the right amount of content for the price tag.

Score: 8.5