The Many Pieces of Mr. Coo is a point and click adventure game that clearly draws inspiration from classic animated TV shows, with you helping Mr. Coo through a variety of strange situations. He actually doesn’t want to be in the strange, nonsensical world he is in, but simply cannot find his way out without finding all of the pieces of him to make himself whole again!
Its a charming, quirky game. A lot of the different scenes do not make sense independently and require you to think outside of the box to understand what needs to be done. Unlike many other point and click adventure games, there is no dialogue in the game either, and everything is told through TV show-like scenes that appear in the game.
So many moments with in The Many Pieces of Mr. Coo are whimsical and funny, sort of like cartoons like Tom and Jerry from the 90s. There is a lot to be loved, especially if you are a fan of that sort of humor and also enjoy solving puzzles in outside-of-the-box ways.
I was only able to play a limited demo of The Many Pieces of Mr. Coo at Gamescom, but really enjoyed solving the puzzles and seeing the characters that existed in its world. Each time I did solve something, I also felt really proud of what I had discovered and was happy to see the animations that came after.
I am surprised that I haven’t played more games in this style and set within these types of worlds, but I can imagine that animating and designing a world like this is something that isn’t often done due to the amount of effort and knowledge required to create such a complex and fantastical world.
The Many Pieces of Mr. Coo is out now on Nintendo Switch, Xbox, Playstation and PC.