New week, new music. This week, we return to the subtle with the strange world of Samorost 2. Budoar by Tomáš Dvořák is a mellow composition with an excellent melody. It’s unique mood fits well with the alien planets our heros explores.
Samorost 2 narrates a nameless man’s journey, starting with a sudden alien abduction of his dog. Still in his pajamas, the man hurries into his rocket ship and locates the abductor’s planet. Learning that his dog is used as a power generator in a hamster wheel, he quickly sets off on a stealth mission to save his loyal pet.
Samorost 2 is a beautiful point-and-click adventure where one clicks on items and points of interest to guide the man’s way into the alien hideout. Unlike most point-and-click adventures, Samorost 2 doesn’t retain saves. Instead it relies on a password system similar to the Megaman series. The many planets the man visits are incredibly detailed and varied, sometimes resembling…something you can’t quite put a finger on.
Samorost 2 was released on the PC, Mac, and Linux in 2005.