Backbone is a post-noir narrative adventure by EggNut. You are Howard Lotor, a raccoon private eye that gets caught in the middle of a twisted and deadly power struggle between the city’s elite after accepting a menial case from a concerned wife.
Overall, the game sets up the right ideas but never really expands upon them. Based on the engaging prologue, the potential is undeniably there. The story itself is interesting and the characters are cool, but the poor pacing from a lack of mechanical diversity and the mixed quality of the writing leave the five-hour game feeling underwhelming in comparison to its strong start. With some time, I hope that EggNut is given the chance to refine this game into the experience that it could be.
Backbone is available now on PC via Steam, Epic, GOG, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and the Windows 10 Store for $24.99, with a 10% launch discount on some platforms. The game will launch later on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox.
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