When one gives up living and using his soul, he can't only lose the soul but can also devote it to death... Before souls completely die they stick in The Void - an odd space between life and death. There is an outside chance to survive in The Void and even to come back from it. This chance is The Color - the only food of a dying soul wandering through the mournful realms of The Void, governed by monstrous Brothers and malicious Sisters, who are desperately struggling for the last drops of it. The Color is not only the sense of life of these mysterious creatures but also gives power and vital force to the whole Void. The Color gives you power to do almost everything even to get out of death clutches if you gain enough Color, but there is a great lack of it in the arid deserts of The Void. There is Color only for one. Be the one, get your lost soul back!
This game is not flawless, but it rolls over its flaws with sheer artistry and execution. It's extremely hard, and extremely opaque, but its ambition and creativity far outweigh those factors (to me, at least - taste is a funny thing and your mileage may vary). Give this one a try, because even if it doesn't end up being your cup of tea, I wager you'll find it worth thinking about. Plus, Ice Pick Lodge have taken a real risk for real art, and that deserves some support.
Bottom line: It's awesome, at least try it. You'll at least respect it, and there's every chance you'll be as floored as I was!
One of my favourite games of all time, but it's not for all tastes. I won't blame you if you're bored or frustrated by the game's slow pace or refusal to give you straight answers all the time. But if you can get past its flaws and hindrances, you might just find an amazing, beautiful and grim world to explore and survive in, and an experience unlike anything before or since, with a superb atmosphere and aesthetic. This is my personal favourite example of an artistic game.
Stunning in art style, but sometimes it seems to forget that part of the point of a game is having fun. If you have $10 to spend on something closer to Dear Esther than Doom give this a whirl. I will say it hands down does the best job putting the fear in survival due to lack of resources.