by Yoon Ha Lee


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Beautiful but Incomplete, July 13, 2009

Just like in the author's previous work (The Moonlit Tower), the writing and imagery in Swanglass is unique and absolutely beautiful.
Unfortunately, the game suffers from a lack of purpose. There really isn't much to do other than examine, explore things with your senses, etc. This wouldn't be so much of a problem if there was more to explore, more memories, etc., but as it is it ends up feeling incomplete. More to experience would have provided a sense of progress and closure, even without an actual "goal".
Swanglass is definitely worth playing, especially considering how short it is. While it isn't perfect, it is a memorable experience.