The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom was finally released on the XBox Live Arcade from 2K Play today, and my couple of hours with it has already shown that it’s well worth a purchase for any puzzle fans. The incredibly charming game is set in the silent film era and features the titular character (and his many clones) spending his waking hours obsessed with finding and consuming pies.
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is a puzzle connoisseur’s delight, jam-packed with all the wanted preservatives and additives that makes the game play as good as it looks,” said Phil Shpilberg, director of marketing and chief buttwit, 2K. “If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to clone yourself or travel in time, you’ll quickly discover the mind-bending conundrums of operating within that dimension. It’s a good thing you can only do this in our game and not in real life, otherwise, we’d have a lot more vicious pies and buttwitts floating around.”
The buttwitt speaks the truth. The puzzles are starting to get downright mind-bending where I’m at in the game now, and there are a ton of levels. 2K is also hosting a contest for the game that’s pretty simple- be good at it! Become one of the top ten ranked players on the leaderboards you can win a Winterbottom T-Shirt and Xbox 360 Faceplate. Head to the official site for all the details.
Check out the launch trailer to see the fun in action (although I prefer the music from the original trailer), and expect a full review shortly!