Active Gaming Media’s PLAYISM is at it again with the launch of Giraffe and Annika. Developed by atelier miminia, the game is available for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.
Four years in the making, this new gem is brought to us by the Developer’s founder, Saito Atsushi. Saito previously worked on Gitaroo Man and Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan prior to moving to independent status.
So, what happens in Giraffe and Annika?
After losing her memories, Annika is tasked by a mysterious character, Giraffe, to collect star fragments scattered across Spica Island. Therefore, it is up to you, the player, to unlock the island’s secrets by exploring this beautiful environment and unlock Annika’s memories.
The mysteries build up with the enigmatic Girrafe knowing more about the island than it seems and Lily, a witch, knowing who Annika is even though Annika doesn’t have any recollection of her.
ADVENTURE, DUNGEONS AND RHYTHM!
The gameplay is fundamentally broken down into three areas; Adventure, Dungeon, and Rhythm. When in Adventure mode explore Spica Island and collect items to unlock the Island’s mysteries. In addition, you can access and explore more areas after gaining new abilities. The five Dungeon segments of the game, however, test your wits as you overcome obstacles and traps to attain the star fragments.
The Rhythm parts of the game face you off against the dungeon bosses in rhythm game battles. Match your skill with the easy, medium or hard difficulties and see which setting fits your play style. To the music aficionados out there, you will be pleased to know that renowned sound artist TOMZUIN H, is responsible for the phenomenal soundtrack.