We’ve typed out nearly as many characters for this review as there are seconds of gameplay in Arrog. Playtime isn’t everything, though, and this half-hour long experience is well worth checking out. It’s almost impossible to discuss without spoiling things, but this is essentially a bitesize point and click puzzle adventure.
Gameplay is pretty limited; you’re along for the ride half the time, and when you do gain control, the puzzles are very straightforward. It’s more an interactive short film than a game as we know it, but there are some neat moments dotted throughout. While the puzzles are hardly a challenge, it does mean things move along at a purposely brisk pace.
You’re more here for the lovely, minimalist, black-and-white presentation, the dreamy music, and the simple story. The game represents Peruvian views on life and death with a wordless narrative, and it’s really quite effective.
If you’re coming at this from the perspective of a Trophy hunter rather than seeking out a unique experience, Arrog will serve you well, too. You can attain a super simple Platinum comfortably inside an hour, if that’s what you’re after. However, that feels a little reductive given the game’s tone. If you’re looking for a truly one-of-a-kind adventure, don’t mind a short runtime, and want to meet some ethereal capybaras, this ticks all those very specific boxes.