Cradle PC

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

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  • Summary: Cradle is a sci-fi first-person-view quest designed for the player to explore the surrounding world. The story is built around the relations of the protagonist and a mechanical girl who by quirk of fate found themselves amidst the desert.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. CD-Action
    Oct 17, 2015
    80
    One of the best stories among indie games of recent years. [10/2015, p.60]
  2. Sep 18, 2015
    80
    Uneven pacing and a handful of poor design decisions can't bring down Cradle's unique, sci-fi mystery.
  3. Aug 19, 2015
    75
    It’s too bad that half the game—the half that tries so hard to be a game—makes you wish you could double jump with some rocket implants.
  4. Aug 13, 2015
    70
    I enjoyed my time with Cradle, but I dare say many will not. Its detailed, although imprecise storytelling gives many of its suitors reasons to dislike it, to not understand it, and at worst give up on it. Regardless, I believe there is something quite special at work here.
  5. Sep 25, 2015
    60
    Cradle successfully combines a strange world with mysterious story and beautiful design. But the actual game principles are, unfortunately, lagging behind.
  6. Sep 21, 2015
    60
    A passable game in a fascinating, unique sci-fi world, Cradle is fine to explore but constantly reminds you how much more it could be.
  7. Aug 17, 2015
    38
    The world of Cradle is huge and beautiful, but oh so ludicrously empty.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Aug 2, 2015
    10
    It is so beatiful in every way: story, characters, graphics, world. Maybe gameplay is too simple, but this game is not about it, it is aboutIt is so beatiful in every way: story, characters, graphics, world. Maybe gameplay is too simple, but this game is not about it, it is about the story, like Dear Esther or Ethan Carter.
    But it'll not reveal it's story so easy. You need to look for pieces of the world under every table and in every box. And you need to play it at least 2 times to understand more.
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  2. Jul 29, 2015
    10
    Great interactive story with few puzzles. Good music. Good atmosphere. Player must be very attentive to the records on any piece of paper toGreat interactive story with few puzzles. Good music. Good atmosphere. Player must be very attentive to the records on any piece of paper to understand all story in the end. That's an amazing. Expand
  3. Jul 25, 2015
    10
    Cradle is a beautiful story of a mechanized post apocalyptic world experienced through the eyes of a person who lost his memory and uses aCradle is a beautiful story of a mechanized post apocalyptic world experienced through the eyes of a person who lost his memory and uses a mechanical woman to figure out what is happening in the world.

    Your goal is to do quests and mini games and through those you experience the world around you. It is extremely atmospheric and very frustrating. The game doesn't tell you anything and you can interact with pretty much everything. It took me an hour to do the first quest which can be done in 5 minutes if you know where to look.

    I received the game weeks ago so I'm a bit surprised it is only 13€ albeit it has little to no replay value since the quests are always the same. You can expect to beat the game in less than 10 hours if you're completely clueless, probably around 4 hours in the second playthrough.

    The main voice actor is a bit stiff and I don't like him but overall the game is definitely for anyone who wants to experience a strange and beautiful world.
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  4. Dec 31, 2015
    8
    Very stylish and beautiful game. The game has a lot of thoughtful details, interesting storyline, interesting quests, the game is also aVery stylish and beautiful game. The game has a lot of thoughtful details, interesting storyline, interesting quests, the game is also a stylish and thoughtful little details, the game interesting. Expand
  5. Oct 11, 2015
    6
    first game ever i wanted to finish badly for the mystery of the story but couldn't for how much i didn't enjoy the gameplay. the pazzles arefirst game ever i wanted to finish badly for the mystery of the story but couldn't for how much i didn't enjoy the gameplay. the pazzles are so random and boring (make food for your animal for example) i just stopped playing after the 10th time i needed to look for a walkthrough to continue playing. this game should have been a movie. even a silent movie. much lost potential. Expand
  6. Mar 17, 2016
    4
    This game has great visuals, but that's all. Storytelling is pretty much messed and turns out to be very silly when you dig more deeply intoThis game has great visuals, but that's all. Storytelling is pretty much messed and turns out to be very silly when you dig more deeply into it. Gameplay is almost nonexistent here, we have some sparse adventure elements mixed with tedious and boring arcade parts (gladly we can skip those after failure). This game could be very good, but no, only wasted potential we can see here. What a shame... Expand
  7. Oct 6, 2015
    0
    I just beat Cradle, it was an huge disapointment! The game was pretty meh, find a few items, do the exact same mini-game over and over, thenI just beat Cradle, it was an huge disapointment! The game was pretty meh, find a few items, do the exact same mini-game over and over, then it ends without you really knowing what happens.. Expand

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