Never Alone – Review
True, it’s been a few your since it came out but still, I’d like to review this interesting game. Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is a puzzle platformer that follows a young Iñupiat girl named Nuna and a white fox as they journey through Northern Alaska to find the source of the blizzard that has wreaked havoc on her home village.
The game has both single and co-op capabilities as you play as either the girl or fox. I was unable to test out the co-op mode, but I imagine it would have made a few puzzles significantly simpler.
Never Alone is similar to Limbo, in the sense that you complete tasks/puzzles through trial and error. Don’t be afraid when little Nuna or the cute little arctic fox perish on a regular basis. Trust me, it is the only way to learn and there will be plenty more deaths to come.
The feature that makes Never Alone stand out from other puzzle platformers such as Night Lights, Contrast, and Trine, is its narrative. As I mentioned before, Nuna is a young Iñupiat girl, and this journey she is taking to find the cause of the blizzard is actually a well-known story within the Iñupiaq culture. The game in its entirety is a story being told.