REVIEW: Puppeteer:PS3:Action: £24.99

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It’s always nice to see a new franchise enter the gaming world; one with out a 2, 3, 4 or even V alongside its name (though we’ll excuse GTA...).

Puppeteer transports us to a magical puppeteer’s theatre, introducing an ever-changing, strange and fantastical world, where a rich, dark fairytale acts as the backdrop for an intriguing, novel and engrossing platformer.

Its control mechanics may appear simple, but combining the dual thumbstick controls of two lead characters, along with the jumping, scissor-chopping and blocking is no walk in the park, particularly against the staggeringly-creative boss battles, where snipping their fabric adornments in a gorgeous theatrical environment holds the key to success.

Puppeteer won’t get the hype big-name games can afford, but for sheer innovation, creative presentation and a wonderful array of gameplay touches you won’t see anywhere else.

This is one interactive show well worth buying a ticket for.