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Planet Al­pha’s alien world feels re­mark­ably fresh, but it’s con­structed from fa­mil­iar el­e­ments. The blocky pas­tels and open skies re­call Rime and The Wit­ness. Out­side of games, there are flashes of French Im­pres­sion­ist painters such as Monet and French comics artist Moe­bius, while the en­emy robot and rock­et­ships are lifted straight out of ‘50s Amer­i­can sci-fi like For­bid­den Planet. There’s some re­mark­able alchemy at work, fus­ing th­ese dis­parate el­e­ments into a sin­gle, mostly co­her­ent aes­thetic.

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