Stick to the shadows.At the start of the demo, you are instantly thrown into the puzzle solving. Most of the game is played in the third person. However, as you explore the city, you will discover that your character has a unique ability. The character can jump into any illuminated surface and become a simple shadow. At that point, the game transforms into a 2D sidescroller set in the same 3D world as before. You run along the shadows created by the 3D object in the world. You use this ability, which you toggle on and off, to reach locations that were once impossible.
|Just enjoy the wonderful art.|
Jessica Rabbit would fit right in.You play as Dawn, and that is all the we know so far about her. The demo begins with your friend, a little girl named Didi, saying she wants to meet you at the Ghost Note. However, your character is too big to fit through the path that the girl plans to take. With a little manipulation of your environment, Dawn is able to position a kart to create a shadow ramp along the and over the wall. Falling into the shadows, Dawn is able to walk up the newly created shadow ramp and meet Didi on the other side.
|An awesome scene from the demo|
Outside, Didi notices a hot air balloon tied to a nearby roof. She says that you need to untie the balloon in order to progress. Using the light from the carousel, moving shadows of horses, stars, and moons help guide you along the walls of the buildings. Platforming begins to get a little difficult as you must not only time your jumps perfectly, but also jump in and out of the shadows in order to progress pass gaps in the buildings and non-illuminated areas.
The demo ends as you untie the balloon, but from that point, you can start to see what else the game has to offer. An old wooden pirate ship, a massive circus tent, and a few other landmarks could be seen in the distance all waiting for you to explore.
|It doesn't look it now but there is some awesome platforming to be done.|
|(p.s. I loved the shirts that the booth attendants were wearing.)|