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Heartily recommended, one of the best walking sim I ever tried. Great atmosphere, creative "levels" and a story that manages to always stay interesting.

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This game is very short, just so you know. I highly recommend waiting for it to go on sale, because asking 20 dollars for a game that can be beat in 2 hours is a hard sell for me. 

 

That being said, it's fun, and there are some really poignant moments. One of the later stories you play through is probably one of the most relateable things I have ever played through in a video game, and hit really close to home for me. I'm sure most people would know EXACTLY what I am talking about.

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On 8/2/2019 at 1:30 AM, MeowlordKing said:

This game is very short, just so you know. I highly recommend waiting for it to go on sale, because asking 20 dollars for a game that can be beat in 2 hours is a hard sell for me. 

Definitely agree there. I do think there's some replay value to pick up on details and clues you might have missed. Personally, I've played it several times and it's always been great. I think most Ross fans know if they're the kind of person this game will click with. I'm definitely one of those people.

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I can certainly recommend this game. For me, It's got a great and interesting story and I dig the art direction. It is quite short; I beat the game in about 2 hours, but there is some replay-ability in this game, since there are details you'll likely miss the first time around. 

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I haven't played the game so I can't comment on it personally but I did watch a review of it that said it was a great walking sim/first-person narrative experience (that's a mouthful).  Without delving into spoilers, one of the stories the reviewer talked about looked very interesting, especially with how the gameplay and the visuals connected to it.

1 hour ago, TheMG42 said:

I can certainly recommend this game. For me, It's got a great and interesting story and I dig the art direction. It is quite short; I beat the game in about 2 hours, but there is some replay-ability in this game, since there are details you'll likely miss the first time around. 

I just want to chime in and say your avatar and name combo is incredible.

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I wouldn't say this is, by any means, one of the best video-games I've ever played, but it's certainly one of the best experiences I've had in my entire life. The story was told incredibly well, and full of mystery. You feel empathy for characters you don't even see in-game but are only told about through narration, flashback audio, and seeing that state of their bedrooms before they died. Very sad, very emotional, but very beautiful all the same. Absolutely required playing.

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I would recommend watching Joseph Andersson's review about who the real villain of this story is

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5 hours ago, kerdios said:

I would recommend watching Joseph Andersson's review about who the real villain of this story is

i honestly found his reviews to be really dry and kinda boring, it feels like i'm watching an IGN review but bloated into two hours, i don't know i can't say that i ever really found his reviews very relatable, but i guess i generally don't look too deeply into videogame storylines (99% of them are throaway anyway)

 

i think the fact that he mostly sounds bored out of his mind, never really got me into the mood to watch these extremely long reviews - i tried to but it often feels like he uses a lot of words, to not say much

 

honestly it reminds me a lot of how i often had to write a bunch of filler bullshit in my school essays, just to meet some absurd word limit, when, a normal human made sentence would've summed up everything two thousand words could possibly never have

 

i feel like his reviews are often deep for the sake of trying to be deep, even if it doesn't amount to much, and to me personally, things which have an extremely low replay value, are probably not worth rewatching or replaying through in the first place - i just like it when things flow along naturally, and it's more pleasant to me to find out that those two hours felt like 15 minutes, instead of two hours which feel like the stretchiest two hours on the whole planet

 

i don't know, maybe i'm just weird, maybe i have a short attention span, but my time is limited anyway, so it can't hurt to be selective about these things to be honest

 

sorry i just went on to ramble about something really random, but i just wanted to get this off my mind mostly

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6 hours ago, RaTcHeT302 said:

i honestly found his reviews to be really dry and kinda boring, [...] wanted to get this off my mind mostly

To each his own I guess, I personally prefer his calm and deep approach (bringing evidence to his claims rather than just stating, kinda like ross does) to review over the "angry joe" kind of review or the ign snazzy happy go lucky form of reviews. His analysis of dark souls game mechanics for instance made me look at the game in a new light, especially after seeing the video about the "philosophy of dark souls" from a different author.

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This one is great for an afternoon or a couple of evenings. There isnt much gameplay in it but the house you walk around is very well detailed and you wont feel cheated out of your time. you will be told an interesting story.

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I'm not sure if this is something Ross would enjoy (I'm going to guess he will either be disappointed by the lack of payoff to the supposed supernatural elements or be worn down by the emotional family drama) but I found this a really wonderful experience myself, with a consistently interesting story, a great atmosphere and truly sublime visuals and art direction. My only problem is that the mouse-and-keyboard controls felt really counter-intuitive but that's honestly a very minor issue for a game like this. This would absolutely get a "fantastic" rating from me.

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On 12/5/2019 at 9:28 PM, Mira said:

I'm not sure if this is something Ross would enjoy (I'm going to guess he will either be disappointed by the lack of payoff to the supposed supernatural elements or be worn down by the emotional family drama) but I found this a really wonderful experience myself, with a consistently interesting story, a great atmosphere and truly sublime visuals and art direction. My only problem is that the mouse-and-keyboard controls felt really counter-intuitive but that's honestly a very minor issue for a game like this. This would absolutely get a "fantastic" rating from me.

I bet he'd play it for the environments. Not much else beyond that.

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