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8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 73
  2. Negative: 9 out of 73

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  1. Oct 20, 2010
    3
    Refreshing in its approach, yes, nerve-wrecking in its approach, a BIG YES. No real explanation of the system, constantly asking of you to balance resources without telling you any details about what kind of balance you should seek and very, very unforgiving of mistakes. I can really recommend this game only to the hardest of hard core adventure? gamers who like it the hard way - constantly reloading, saving, making mistakes, replaying and on and on and on. Somebody wrote that it reminds him/her a lot of the old Sierra adventures that were incredibly punishing in their approach to gameplay dynamics. I agree, but without the excellent storyline. Expand
  2. Aug 13, 2012
    3
    The Void is a resource strategy game pretending to be something else, but it is so unique and beautiful that you'll force yourself to play it even after you realize that you're planting "color" and farming trees.

    By design, you must play the game through several times and deduce the economics of "color". Like a classic adventure game from the 1980s, an early mistake on the first level
    will kill you much later, and you'll have no idea why.

    Needing to rotate game saves and spend a day learning game mechanics is boring, and drawing the glyphs is too hard and just not fun. Ice-Pick could have had a blockbuster in the The Void if they did some basic play testing.
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The Void has its fascinating sides, lucid colors on dull grey, bizarrely warped beings, floating bodies and bare breast. Surrealism plays a huge role in this otherwise quite simple game. Using an out-of-date function like time limits is simply annoying. But the game manages to surprise from time to time and is still worth giving it a try, despite the weaknesses.
  2. A solid "A" for innovation and delivering it in the highest professional manner.
  3. Titled as an action-adventure, this game is not typical. The best way to describe it, is like a modern art picture. You’ll find bizarre and beautiful elements and it his hard to understand, what the game is telling the player. The plot takes place between life and death and the melancholical spoken dialogues are good performed. So if u like to play around with uncommon gameplay, the void is a nice try.