The Playstation 4 is a not a platform currently awash in kids friendly titles. Other than launch title Knack (which is actually quite difficult), it’s hard to point to a game that appeals to the youngsters both on visual terms and in storytelling. The Last Tinker: City of Colors, appears aimed to fill that niche, coming off its relative success on PC, which you can read about in our earlier review.
While I try to avoid categorizing games as only for certain audiences, it’s clear from the plot that there pretty simple moral to the story being imparted here. It revolves around a character named Koru who lives on the outskirts of Colortown. As the name implies, everything and everyone in Colortown has their own bright, primary colors to it. We learn that these colors used to mix and get along in the past, but now they’re segregated into their own districts of the town as discrimination between the reds, blues, and greens breaks out. In comes a new threat, the Bleakness, which threatens to wipe out all the color in town and begin anew. Your job as the diversely colored Koru is to rescue everyone and get them working together again. Surely this isn’t an allegory for the problems we face in the real world or anything like that. Naaaah.