Hindsight, the acclaimed narrative adventure from developer Joel MacDonald and publisher Annapurna Interactive, in which players experience the full life of a woman, from birth to the present day, is now available on Xbox One and PlayStation.
Hindsight is the sequel to McDonald’s acclaimed botanical iOS puzzler Prune (McDonald was also a designer for Call of Duty) and tells the story of a woman who revisits her childhood home after the death of her mother. As she goes through her old belongings, she unlocks old memories that players can experience firsthand in the form of dioramas.
“Flashback asks you to slow down and pay attention to the little things left behind,” the game’s official blurb explains. “Put these things together and change your point of view until you find the right perspective to dive deeper into the past…Stay as long as you want, but sooner or later you’ll have to come back to the present.”
Eurogamer’s Christian Donlan was quite impressed with Hindsight when it launched for PC, Switch, and iOS in August, despite some hiccups. “Sometimes Hindsight recalls the impact of silence,” he wrote in his recommended review, “particularly in a sequence towards the end where imagination literally spills over into memory and threatens to sweep everything away. The game flourishes. I was left to choose images, reflecting on the way fantasy and memory work together and often undermine each other.”
And if that piqued your curiosity, Hindsight is already available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, where it costs around £12.99/$14.99 USD.