Week in Arcade: The Bridge


A lowly $10 Wednesday release stands as the final XBLA release prior to the arrival of next-gen consoles.

The Bridge

Stunningly animated and beautiful, The Bridge is a puzzle game of pencil sketches and rotating rooms. Take control of a character perusing twisting coves with an M.C. Escher touch while trying to reach a door. The premise is simple while the art, and brilliant animation are certainly not. Some of these rooms are tough and can readily doom a player to failure. Rewind features can cover up any errant movements and grant a reset onto the proper path. It’s well designed for puzzle aficionados, certainly worth a look.