Every once in a while, a game is made that goes beyond the typical adventure or puzzle model. These games take you on a journey of the mind. They teach you something. They help you see the world from a different point of view. One Person Story is that kind of game, and I highly recommend you check it out.
The game’s developer, Lampogolovii Leric, states, “The game is a personal story. “The story in which elements represent life situations. Sometimes we feel pain like the game character destroyed by spikes. Friends always help, the doors stop our movement, and we must think and resolve all difficulties.”
While One Person Story has been out for over a year on Steam, it just launched this month on Nintendo Switch. The port, which was done by Drageus Games, is a great recreation.
The heart of the game is both a tricky puzzler and a thought-provoking narrative. Your goal is to get a bouncing ball from the bottom of the screen to the top, where you will then move on to the next level. Along the way, you will encounter moving platforms, spikes, and more that try to prevent you from progressing. Similarly, the story states that is how life is sometimes. But with practice and the help of others, you will prevail.
The gameplay is incredibly simple, and it works. You will only use one button the entire game. The functionality of that button will change, depending on the level, but it will always be just one button. This makes it really easy for almost anyone to play.
The difficulty does ramp up, and it certainly challenges your patience and mental capability, but it never got so difficult that it made me quit. I completed the entire game in just over an hour, too. While that might not seem like much, please remember the game was made by one person and it costs only $2.99 US.
If you’re someone who likes a challenging puzzle, I recommend you check out One Person Story. If you’re someone who is up for an engaging story, I also recommend you check out this game. If you’re someone who is struggling some through life, get this game. Honestly, I cannot think of a reason why you shouldn’t buy this game, unless you just don’t have three bucks to spend.
Feel free to check out the gameplay trailer below. I will also be updating this post with a video of my time playing the game soon, so stay tuned for that.
GAME: One Person Story
PLATFORM: Nintendo Switch
DEVELOPER: Lampogolovii Leric
PUBLISHER: Drageus Games
ESRB: E for Everyone
MSRP: $2.99 US
OBTAINED: Code provided by developer/publisher for press purposes
Steve is the Senior Editor of NintendoFuse and co-host of the NintendoFuse Podcast. He’s been a Nintendo gamer since age 6 and has been on staff with NintendoFuse since 2008.