Three years prior to the story of Puppeteer, the moon was ruled by a powerful Moon Goddess. It wasn’t long before a tyrant who calls himself The Moon Bear King stole the Goddess’ Black Moonstone and her magic pair of scissors. Whils taking over the Moon’s throne, the King shattered the White Moonstone into 12 pieces of shard and gave them to his 12 generals.
The game features a little boy named Kutaro. Kutaro has his head eaten off which sets up the whole premise of the story. His only hope is in finding a number of heads which will allow him to activate special powers that he wasn’t able to use before in order to dethrone The Moon Bear King.
The thing that surprised me most about Puppeteer is just how amazing the art style for the game is. The creative direction that Sony Japan took on this title just blew my mind from the second that I put the disc in the drive. The game tries to replicate a puppet show and does so through the constant change up of backdrops which are framed by a curtain runner.