With a development company named “Big Robot Ltd”, you better be making games with robots in them. Their previous game, Sir, You Are Being Hunted had some malevolent ones you were trying to get away from. In The Signal From Tölva, Big Robot Ltd has doubled down on robots, because not only are you one, but the entire game is filled with them. And this time, you run towards them. The Signal From Tölva is easily Big Robot’s best game, but also a very good one on its own in the ways it is provokes thought and gives player freedom through carefully crafted landscapes shrouded in mystery.
Sir, You Are Being Hunted does away with predictable AI behavior and enemy placement, forcing you to adapt on-the-fly each time you load the game. Memorizing patterns and behaviors must be done in the moment and can’t be drawn on a pad of paper for reference. Throw in an open world to explore, having to scavenge and kill wild game to survive, slight horror elements, and you’ve got yourself a unique experience. Not everything is tea and crumpets, though.