For a different take on life, try this one. You play as a cockroach, with a cockroach perspective on the world.
You get to think and act like a cockroach. Except for the occassional long shot, you see only about one square foot around you in every scene. Getting from A to B can therefore be a major exercise in itself. By way of compensation, you can climb walls, crawl down drains and even crawl on the underside of surfaces. Some surfaces you won’t be able to walk on at all - too slippery even for a cockroach. It makes you think laterally in planning a path. However you will want to be careful walking too close to the gap under a door - you never know what might be interested in a scuttling bug.
There are other hazards as well. The roach bait is obvious but you may end your days stuck in some sticky substance if you aren’t careful. You can die, sometimes most gruesomely
The puzzles also require a cockroach take on things. Pulling large levers on complex machinery is beyond you. To turn something on you can't just press the right button, and cigarette butts, coins, and other small items become far more important than in your average game.
As befits a cockroachy world, you encounter spiders, rats and dead fish. You will also be “visited” occassionally by other creatures who will give you cryptic messages that will help you work out what to do next.
The storyline is revealed by reading newspapers (as you scurry across them) and other items. There is the occassional cutscene that will help fill in the gaps as well.
The colour scheme is suitably drab - nothing too glamorous about bugs (not these sort anyway). Its point and click.
Some of the sounds are among the high points of this game. The sound of little scuttly cockroach feet, and the noise a cockroach makes when munched by a cat, stand out in my mind.