After delivering the cult-hit Detention, Taiwanese developer Red Candle Games presents its next psychological horror adventure, Devotion. While making the jump from 2D to 3D, the superb presentation and storytelling remain intact. A 1980s Taiwanese condo is faithfully recreated in 3D to the extent that you can almost detect the odour. And while bringing together various art styles in one game, Devotion manages to tell a consistent story as well.
We may have no experience of 1980s Taiwan, but Devotion carries the tang of authenticity in both the sharply observed detail of its setting and its more imaginative flourishes, including a gorgeous interactive storybook episode. [Issue#331, p.122]
this game is eerie, scarry, it gave me a sense of isolation and disgust throughout my 3 hours of playthrough ... Plz support the developers and buy it from their store ... they deserve so much love and support for making this masterpiece!
Absolute gem ****, amazing story, soundtrack and atmosphere. It's a walking simulator but it doesn't get boring since it's really well paced.
I would compare it to layers of fear in terms of gameplay but with a much much better theme and pacing.
Really hope more people hear about this game since it was removed from most stores by certain dictator that looks like Winnie the Pooh and it can only be bought from Red Candle's official store.
All my support to the developers and I hope they can keep making amazing games.
Devotion’s tale of fractured memories and buried secrets provides a dark, compelling look into the depths of human frailty and desperation. It doesn’t quite reach the heights its developer achieved with Detention, but it’s a well-crafted first-person journey to a strange and unexpected place.
Overall, Devotion may prove disappointing for anyone hoping for the next big Indie Horror game, as the moments where the game forgets itself and tries to adhere to traditional horror tend to be the weakest points. Instead, Devotion should be praised for conveying a tragic story that emphasizes the far more effective approach of psychological horror, with long moments of dread and discomfort that tend to have a more lasting impression than the brief startling of a ghost popping around the corner.
Using a fresh and unexplored background to tell its story, Devotion brings us into a deep atmosphere, full of Taiwanese myths and traditions. Unfortunately, the second part of this short game isn't as good and immersive as the first one.
Amazing phycologial horror game!
Game is short but worth it, it's scary and honestly just really surreal!
GOG just removed the game from their store due to some issues with Chinese being "offended" by a joke or a small little detail in the game. #FreedomOfSpeech
Я ожидал от игры меньшего ибо первая их игра была такой себе. Но на самом деле она меня приятна удивила. Да в ней нет разнообразия сложных квестов но визуал и музыкальная составляющая очень порадовала меня. Были тупые моменты но их очень мало изза своего короткого геймплая который по дефолту во всех играх удлиняется за счет медленной ходьбы но это на самом деле не мешает если не зацикливаться. Она пугает, хорошо пугает и этого хватает, но потом игра становится спокойнее обретает более средний темп и рассказывает нам о том, что стоит больше уделять времени своим близким. Я как будто посмотрел приятный фильмец и немного попугался поддергался от хороших скримаков. Не жалею потраченного времени и доволен впринципе всем. 6/10
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It is really ridiculous to make a game unrelated to politics political. If you want to make fun of people from a certain country but still want to earn money from them, you are treating them like fools. And people don't want to be treated like fools, believe it or not.
This is barely a game. It's a slow-paced piece of interactive fiction, and sadly not an enjoyable one. The story isn't particularly interesting, it reveals itself very slowly, there are no meaningful choices or significant puzzles. I wasted a lot of time wandering around wondering what the next thing I was supposed to activate was. Maybe other people will be grabbed by a sense of suspense, but I got so little out of this.
SummaryDevotion is a first-person atmospheric horror game depicting the life of a family shadowed by religious belief. Explore a 1980s Taiwan apartment complex lost in time gradually shift into a hellish nightmare. Delve into the vows each member of the family has made, and witness their devotion.