I have a deep fondness for games that transport the player to other time periods, but perhaps the most appealing to me are games that examine the 1920s and 30s. A period modern enough to allow for globe-trotting adventure, but early enough that the world still held some mystery. I'm a huge fan of games like last year's Strange Brigade, but not every game in this period needs to be filled with daring-do to capture my imagination.
Raw Fury's new first-person adventure/puzzle game Call of the Sea looks like a quieter take on the 1930s, but that doesn't make the prospect any less fascinating. In Call of the Sea, Norah - voiced by Cissy Jones of Firewatch fame - sets out to find her missing husband's lost expedition. Her search leads her to an island that "the locals refuse to name".
Though the trailer doesn't delve very deeply into the story, the game's site implies that there is more to Norah than meets the eye - and promises mind-bending and surreal surprises and twists as Norah makes her way deeper into the island. As Norah begins the trailer speaking about her "affliction", I'm wondering if the protagonist is even really Norah at all.
Call of the Sea is now available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store.