We shall overcome
Life can be hard, and that’s something that young Iris knows very well. She’s struggling with life in general, bullies plague her school life, her dad seems too distracted to be able to help her, and her life feels awash of anything joyful at all. Tears plague her constantly, and her only solace is within video games or books. It’s something that a lot of people can relate to, a struggle that many of us have gone through, or perhaps are still going through.
Iris and the Giant tells her story, but not from without, but within. It sees her journeying within herself to try and find what makes her powerful. It’s a story that we’ve all lived through, and your job is to help her find her inner strength and be a better person because of it. As you use the cards you find to defeat your demons, you’ll grow stronger, and each time you level up, you’ll be able to improve your personality and become better.
That’s not all though; you’ll uncover her memories and can use them to make her stronger too. The whole game is melancholic and sombre, but it’s stunningly beautiful and heartfelt as well. The tone of the music, the enemies you face, and the gorgeous visual style all make for a one-of-a-kind experience. It’s a truly magnificent little game in and of itself, but the story it tells makes it so much more than just a game. This is an essential game for any fans of card games, roguelikes, or RPGs, but it’s an essential game for those who just want a good story too, so don’t make the mistake of passing it by.
Jason is the Editor of The Indie Game Website. He’s a lover of roguelikes, soulslikes, and other kinds of likes. He basically spends a lot of time getting beaten up in games and seems to enjoy it.