Promesa is 45 minutes long. It takes place in Italian corridors, Argentinian kitchens, half-remembered church steps, and sunny Mediterranean streets. You will do nothing but walk, slowly, through these vignettes, as two men — a grandfather and his grandson — talk about their memories. If Breath of the Wild is the Mona Lisa during a school holiday, then Promesa is a stroll through a small, quiet museum on a weekday afternoon.
The game has been released on Steam and PS5/PS5 already, and has garnered praise from VICE, Rock Paper Shotgun, and The Washington Post for its dreamlike vistas and non-linear storytelling, and was on the shortlist for the Independent Games Festival awards this year, as one of the finalists in the Nuovo category.
You will no doubt already know from this description whether or not Promesa is the kind of game you will enjoy — for those of you who want to check it out, it will arrive on Switch on the 25th of June, for the price of $4.99.
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