On the surface, They Breathe is an almost innocent looking indie title featuring a frog. However, as you go deeper you quickly discover it is much more than that.
In They Breathe, air is a valuable resource – everyone wants it. Many things will try and fight, at least in a sense, to get this resource. Your goal is to make it to the bottom alive to find out why this resource has become so precious for these creatures.
Going in, I didn’t expect this to turn to the side of creepy it did. That said, it wasn’t creepy in a bad way. It was more creepy in the sense of “What in the world? I need to investigate this, even if I don’t want to.” I don’t want to spoil too much, as a part of the enjoyment of this title is making out what you see for yourself in it. I do want to say that what I saw in They Breathe may have scarred me slightly, it has given me a new perspective on things.
The music is simple, the sound effects are simple, the controls are simple. This doesn’t hinder the game in any way. It makes it even that much more of a challenge to try and figure things out. There are no voices to guide you, no narration at all – you are on your own to explore and figure this world out.
Even for the regular price of $1.99 I would say They Breathe is a game worth experiencing. I managed to personally get the game on sale for $0.61 thanks to the Steam Summer Sale, however knowing what I know now I would have definitely bought it for full price.
They Breathe Review Score
I can’t put my finger on why I can’t give it a perfect score, despite how much I thoroughly enjoyed it and think it’s quite good.