Volume PC

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  • Summary: Robert Locksley is a petty thief who happens upon a device known as "Volume". Originally intended to be utilized as part of a secret military coup, Robert now has the ability to simulate high-profile heists, so what does he choose to do? Broadcast these crimes over the internet. Make yourRobert Locksley is a petty thief who happens upon a device known as "Volume". Originally intended to be utilized as part of a secret military coup, Robert now has the ability to simulate high-profile heists, so what does he choose to do? Broadcast these crimes over the internet. Make your way through this postmodern twist on Let's Play videos with the help of Danny Wallace as the voice of the Volume artificial Intelligence. From Mike Bithell, creator of Thomas Was Alone. Expand
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 90
    Volume shows us that limitation really does breed creativity, delivering a thrilling, accessible experience in bite-sized pieces.
  2. Aug 18, 2015
    88
    With true stealth games a rare breed today, Volume stands as a declaration that the formula can still work.
  3. Aug 21, 2015
    83
    Volume may be less original if compared to Thomas Was Alone, but it's equally sophisticated in the selection of gameplay elements, built on the stealth genre with a lot of style.
  4. Aug 18, 2015
    80
    Definitely a great follow-up to Bithell’s success with Thomas Was Alone. It might not grab your heart the same way those geometric shapes with human emotions did, but it’s still an experience worth having, and I can’t wait to see what wonderful creations come out of the game’s map editor.
  5. Aug 18, 2015
    80
    Early-game issues aside, Volume is an entertaining and addictive mix of Metal Gear Solid and Trials.
  6. Aug 20, 2015
    75
    A curious mix of a puzzle and a stealth game with just a couple of issues that may affect the whole experience: linearity and lack of depth.
  7. Aug 18, 2015
    60
    My biggest complaint of what's here is the ability for a player to cheese their way through a level, abusing the checkpoint system or the exit square to call something a win despite feeling like a clumsy mess.

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  1. Aug 19, 2015
    7
    Volume is all about stealth and speed. Everything has a cool almost Tron-esque glow to it all. The game does its best to inject story andVolume is all about stealth and speed. Everything has a cool almost Tron-esque glow to it all. The game does its best to inject story and personality into all its scenes, this is also supported by the excellent voice acting and amazing soundtrack. Story tidbits aside the gameplay is pretty straight forward, gather gems, avoid guards, and exit the level. The controls are rather simple as well, and to be honest the entire game is simple in design. This isn't a bad thing but the game does end up feeling like it lacks something. Other problems crop up like silly AI. The robot guards seem to only chase you 4 feet and then give up, on top of that is the checkpoint skipping that allows you to simply by pass some obstacles. Despite these hiccups, Volume is a entertaining stealth based game, it has over 100 levels and more with the built in map editor. Giving players the chance to let the mechanics of the game shine. The game does a good job of escalating the difficulty and changing the level design. Even if things start feeling slightly repetitive. I still had a good time with the game and there isn't many games completely based on stealth out there. This is a fine edition and just needs a couple of patches to work out a few kinks in the armor.

    I made a video review to show off some of the features and gameplay of this game!
    https://youtu.be/MEfu8qZdR8Q
    I hope you enjoy!
    Martyr
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