Somerville is a worthy spiritual sequel to Limbo and Inside

The first thing you should know about Somerville, the spiritual sequel to Limbo and Inside, is that the story makes sense. Its predecessors lived on the far end of the narrative spectrum, somewhere between “Buñuelian nightmare” and “that time you smoked salvia in college and disassociated while reading Orwell.” But Somerville, well, it’s a bit normal. At first.

The Somerville elevator pitch needs only one floor: “What if someone finally made War of the Worlds into a decent video game?” Because H.G. Wells’ novel (and its countless variants) has achieved that rarefied level of pop culture ubiquity, the early beats will be familiar: a bit of domestic bliss interrupted by an apocalyptic alien invasion; Earth’s
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