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21 Jun 2021

REVIEW: Kanso on PC (Steam)

Review by Staff
How to describe Kanso? Well, you play with your mouse, and you have to draw a line around a shape! Sounds pretty simple right?

This is one of those relaxing, zen like games, where you think everything is all easy and simple, but quickly you realise that things take some skill. This is a "line following" game. Everything is very bright and colourful and really is a joy to play.

As you draw around the shapes, there are "Koi like Daemons", they kind of look like giant sperms, or perhaps tadpoles, they are on their own little journey, come into contact with them and you will have to start again. As you draw your line, you cannot go backwards, only forwards, but you can speed up or slow down, or even stop, that will allow you to avoid the Daemons, and finish the shape. As you progress through the levels, the shapes become more interesting and there are more Daemons to avoid, some will try to follow you, some will avoid you, some do not care about you. But you must always care about all of them if you want to progress.

There are hundreds of levels across ten worlds. The game really does make you relax, the yoga like calm music, the relaxing gameplay, everything is just very zen.

And coming soon there is a promised "breathing session". So, we are going full on meditation here!

The Good
A beautifully drawn game, easy to play, everything is just so relaxing, it really is a game that will align your chakras and all that Zen nonsense, and I kind of love it! 

The Bad
Nothing really, the game does what it tells you it will do, however one suggestion, how about a chaos mode. Turn everything on its head, and have a stress induced insane mode. I know it's the opposite of the point of the game, but why not!

This is a great simple game, a lot of fun and damn, it is so relaxing!

I score Kanso a solid 8/10

Review by Staff

Out now on Steam

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