Whispering Willows Released on the OUYA

Wrestling fans are used to Jeff Hardy playing a cackling willow every week, but now gamers can enjoy Whispering Willows on the OUYA. We covered this game a week ago and now it’s already out. This 2D side-scrolling platformer-puzzle game has a horror bend to it and is one of the relatively few titles on the system that is pay-only. It costs $15 and uses up 420 MB of storage space – so be sure to clear some room on either internal or external storage before buying this. My initial impressions of it are quite good. The sharp graphics stand out on the system, and unlike most games on it, this doesn’t have a mobile game look to it. The game is more of a puzzler than a platformer, so if you were expecting more of a platformer ala Braid, this isn’t that. The ghost interaction mechanic is fun and I like the dark look of the world. Here’s an extended look at it so you can get an idea of how everything works, and keep an eye out for our review of the game later this week.