A nice soundtrack that frames Norah's adventure perfectly, while Cissy Jones' performance as the protagonist ensures you remain anchored to the narrative.
Call of the Sea's South Pacific island looks beautiful, its lush jungle giving way to vertiginous cliff faces and mountaintops, stormy beaches, and labyrinthine temples. The frame rate can go the tiniest bit choppy at times, however.
Streamlined controls make Call of Sea an intuitive puzzler where the complexity is confined to the puzzles themselves. There's a button to run, a button to interact, one to consult your handy journal, and that's it.
Six chapters equating to about 6 or 7 hours of gameplay, with replay value in the collectibles and secrets you might have missed. It's an entertaining, almost meditative ride while it lasts, and you might even consider a return journey.
One for the completists with a secret to track down on every chapter, murals to discover, and notes to scrawl in Norah's journal. There are also achievements for reaching milestone moments and venturing off-piste, which is something we like to do.