My Experience With “Maize” – The Game About Sentient Corns
While browsing the internet, I came across a game called Maize, a game that seems to be about corns. The trailer intrigued the heck out of me and so I decided to check the game out….
The game starts out simple, you wake up in a farm land with nothing but the clothes on your back and you’re expected to follow the road in front of you. The first thing that struck me was the sense of humor the game had. I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t laughing my ass off at everything but I did have a smile on my face every time the game threw something at me.
Maize is a first-person, point-and-click adventure. You can’t jump or attack anything which kinda annoyed a bit at the beginning but I got used to it soon after, only for it to annoy me again after building that damm Vladdy.
This tiny robot bear spends most of its functions to insult you and generally piss you off, but in a good way. His other functions are to fix terminals. Also if anyone know what that Q button does, please let me know. I know the game is messing with me, but at the same time….I could be wrong and it might actually do something. I hate when games do that.
Anyways, the goal of this game is as follows, you’ve been tasked by someone with investigation of a mysterious corn farm. You soon learn that there’s an abandoned science facility beneath it, operated by two scientists, Bob and Ted. You’ll also get to meet the sentient corns, they seem cool but I still don’t trust them. Corns aren’t supposed to talk.
The visuals are great but I do have to note that the game seems to have this weird motion blur effect on AMD rigs and because of that I had to take multiple breaks before continuing on playing. It could just be me but I still had to mention it.
Other than that, this game is a blast if you’re looking for a different experience. The game doesn’t hold your hand at all and most of the clues in the game has to be figured out by yourself which is awesome. If you’re interested, head over to their Steam game and check it out.