Review: Everything (Nintendo Switch)

Review by Lee F.

As the title implies, the pitch line for this game could be summed up as “it’s a game about everything.” Specifically, it’s about being everything, which has a philosophical double-meaning that its narrator explores. I was both intrigued and mildly alarmed by the description, that it would basically be a simple exploring game with some of Alan Watts’s philosophical lectures as narration. On the surface, it sounds like it might be extraordinarily pretentious. I can say that it is neither pretentious nor lacking substance; in short, you jump from thing to thing, from atomic size to the very greatest of scales, with the goal of wandering the universe while listening to ambience and lectures by Alan Watts, a famous British-American philosopher who has seen a(nother) resurgence in popularity as of late.

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