Review: Proteus

Posted by on October 29th, 2013 | 7 Comments | Tags:


Washed up on the shores
The island is strange and new
Is there an aim? Maybe


The island soon reveals its treasure
Hollowed trees and many more
You’re free to explore them at your leisure
Only move on when you’re sure
The aesthetic is simple but undoubtedly bold
The same can be said for the sound
Note that neither sticks to a predefined mold
With exploration it’s evident, just look around
Flora and fauna are the island’s residents
You’ll never catch them, however you try
Seriously, don’t. It sets a bad precedent
I spent an hour chasing a fly
Now that isn’t to say the chase won’t bear fruit
Rewards often come from the lesser seen route.


The secrets are plentiful here
I will not explain them
better to find


If you don’t enjoy Proteus, you’re totally not thick
A world so aimless is not ‘please to quick’
reverse those three words
this form is absurd
I’m sorry to have subjected you to so trite a gimmick

A copy of this game was provided by the publisher for review purposes. For more info on our review policy click here. This review is for the PlayStation Vita version of the game.

General Info

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  • If you hate things that seem aimless, stay far away

  • Christopher H

    The game looked interesting and different.I was thinking of purchasing it if was around 5 bucks but $12.50 seems overpriced for this type of game.

    • Maggard

      How quickly do you think the price might drop on this game?

  • Ed Carroll

    Um, so might be the wrong question to ask, but approximately how long/big is this game? Seems like something I might dig, but might just wait for a sale.

  • Devin Hudson

    This type of review wouldn’t work for every game, but it definitely worked for this one. Good stuff Ben!

    • Maggard

      Afraid it works to well. A normal review might of let me leave this in the “No Buy” column.

  • Maggard

    Crap, I’d written this off until below $8, and then you just had to limmerick the review. It doesn’t help your reviews have helped so well when tempted to throw cash at a game I feared was not worth it. Add my failure to purchase “Spelunky” on sale, I must figure how to get this now. I should of read this review before the Buy $50 / Get $10 sale ended.

  • Stephen Thomas Marro

    Judge prices not on the length of a game, but the quality and the lasting appeal of the experience on your mind or your heart.

    That way, games like journey and proteus are easily worth the asking price.