Blanc is a beautiful black and white tale of a fawn and wolf cub who go on an adventure in a snowstorm. There is no doubt that its a pretty game, but does it play well too? Here is our review of Blanc for the Nintendo Switch!
Blanc is a game staring a young deer and a wolf cub. The two start off not trusting each other but slowly they join forces to brave a snowstorm. The story is told through actions, with only a few words appearing as hints to the player as to what they should do (press this button or that button). Its a very unique and neat story for sure.
What about the gameplay though? Blanc can be played in single player mode, local multiplayer, or online multiplayer. One player or two players can take on this game. If its one player playing Blanc, then you’ll control both the deer and the fawn, one with the right analog stick and one with the left. The ZR, ZL, L, and R buttons will be shared among the two also. You can even switch around which controls control which in the pause menu. Be careful though because it can get confusing.
Controlling two characters at once isn’t always easy and sometimes, you’ll have to stop controlling one in order to control the other. The game’s camera doesn’t always keep up well with the two characters either and sometimes if you go into a direction you’re not supposed to, the camera won’t follow your characters that well and you’ll wonder where exactly they are. The game doesn’t always give you a hint as to where to go, but most of the time its apparent by tracks in the snow. Blanc’s puzzles are not too hard and often there is a hint as to what you should do next.
Of course, if you don’t want to take on this game on your own, there’s the local and online multiplayer. Multiplayer, whether online or local, works so very well. We had the opportunity to try both, and it gives the game a very different feel when you are only responsible for one of the two characters. I would argue playing this with a friend or family member is a much more memorable experience, and the ideal way to play. That being said, single player is still fantastic.
While the game isn’t the easiest game to play as a single player game, its still a pretty neat experience. And it looks great too.
Blanc is a beautiful game. The black and white graphics are amazingly detailed and breathtaking. The game’s graphics are absolutely the best thing about the game.
As for its sounds, the music and the sound effects are subtle and fit the game very well.
Overall, Blanc is a great game. Its much better if you have someone else to play it with, but single player fans shouldn’t be afraid to check it out themselves. This beautiful game should be experienced.
Thanks to Nintendo Canada for providing a digital code for this review. Blanc is now available on the Nintendo Switch eshop!