Heed is odd. From the moment you start the game up, you get the feeling that it’s definitely not your cookie-cutter point ‘n’ click adventure. Maybe it’s the surreal backgrounds and stylized art, or perhaps it’s the bizarre and moody background music (containing remixed samples from late-19th-century folk music). Either way, Heed feels quite surreal, and it only gets more so as you play.
The premise is simple enough – you play an unnamed, hooded… person, who is unsatisfied with his life and yearns for greater purpose. He discovers an odd-looking fly, and after chasing it around a bit begins to see ghosts. Yes, the plot is bizarre too, but it’s surprisingly coherent and well-told, with some interesting twists. It isn’t that long a tale either, but that doesn’t detract from the experience.
Heed is odd, and therein lies its charm. If you enjoy a moody game with a fantastic bent, and don’t mind slightly obscure puzzles, then it’s definitely worth a look.