I could probably write a dissertation on everything Haven does right, but the truth is, Haven is something you must feel. Your relationship with Haven will change over time, the nuances left on you only realized long after the controller has been put away. Haven is the game every game developer wishes they could make and every gamer wishes they could play for the first time every time. It cannot be understated how beautiful Haven is in every sense of the word. Please don’t just play Haven — feel Haven.
Haven is a great comfort game. Relaxing music, pleasant color palette, dialogues that are often light but never empty. Yu and Kay’s adventure on source never fails to be entertaining, and if the combat seems a bit shallow at first, it will certainly put you to the test as you progress. Some things could be better, of course; but after the excellent Furi, Haven is another proof of The Game Bakers’ competence.
I CAN WRITE A BOOK ABOUT THIS GAME THATS HOW MUCH I ENJOYED! I loved everything this game offered at me. i was deeply depressed when i started playing this game a great relationship that i had crumbled slowly while all i could to do was watch and this made me feel like i have lost the one the soul mate of mine but NO the game showed me that what i lost was mundane and toxic. Ever since i played this game i am looking for a FLOW state in relationships if you my dear reader going through dating scene of our modern day you'll realize that maybe nine out of ten relationships are forced, not in literal sense but they don't flow they don't get along matter of fact they are not even trying, being with someone is not the point of having a relationship point is being with someone you flow with someone that uplifts you adds to quality of your life and this game made me realize all this and did this not by forcing me to see the ideal relationship or something no. NO game gave me enough time to think through things after every cutscene every little interaction with surrounding world. Not made for everyone out there i accept and embrace that if you enjoy this game you'll ENJOY this game.
Haven is an RPG that depicts two people living together on a lonely planet. Through their communication, the player learns not just about their love and insecurities, but also what kind of world it is they are inhabiting. While the ending may feel a bit anticlimactic, putting the state of mind of a couple into gameplay makes for a truly remarkable experience.
Haven is a charming and unusual sci-fi RPG about love prevailing above all else, although between its thrilling gravity boot rides and respectable combat are long spans of monotonous resource gathering and clean-up.
The main goal of Haven is to relax you, and all gameplay mechanics work in harmony to help convey the beauty of living in a happy, trusting relationship. Exploring an alien planet indeed is calming, but monotony creeps in after a couple of hours. [02/2021, p.46]
The best description for Haven would be that of a game developed by a very talented team of people, who dreamed big, but had a budget that was simply not enough, as the concept can even scare larger, more experienced studios. Due to all that, it feels as if stuck in the second chapter of a much, much larger game. Its alien world is beautiful, the gameplay is far from bad, and the way this focuses in the protagonist duo and their romantic relationship is pulled off quite well (for the most part), but in the end, the severe lack of content, as well as challenge, soon turns this into a repetitive, and painfully boring chore.
Worth to play 4.5/5
This game has a smooth gameplay for **** combat system is a bit simple but still satisfying. And the story.. well this game is focused on characters story with a simple gameplay which is a good thing because nowadays we forgot that games doesn't need to have an action scenario in order to be called a good game.
A primarily story-based game, the chemistry between Kay and Yu (the main characters, who are a couple) is one of the best I've seen in gaming in a long time, and probably carries the game alone from just that. But there are some caveats.
The core gameplay is essentially roaming around in search of parts to fix the pair's ship. There is a light hunger as well as RPG battle element embedded, which necessitates additional time and attention. The battles are designed for an interesting co-op experience (which you can play alone in), and reminds me of RPGs like Final Fantasy.
The environment is nice to look at, but it doesn't take long to become a familiar sight. Once you're an hour or two into the game, you'll likely try to speed through to progress the story. At some point in time, you'll get rather tired of the same monotonous gameplay that persists throughout. Still, the music is good, the voice acting is great, and the dialogue is brilliant (albeit rated M for Mature). It is worth a play for the character interaction alone, or as something to play with your boy or girlfriend, but it isn't an incredibly enthralling experience.
Charming game. The dialogue is some of the most realistic between lovers I have seen. Albiet they are still in the honeymoon phase so let that be known. The gameplay is rather simplistic with only two types of damage for the ENTIRE game. I played this alone. Had I played it co-op I might think the need to constantly communicate with eachother was a brilliant design choice. And I do think that... even though I have never done it. If you were to play this with some one it would take a lot of talking during the fight. The strategy won't be deep but... youll be talking. There are numerous questionable design choices such as not being able to chose an enemy to target and not being able to see your health points in battle. Also sometimes the dialogue feels like it is aiding the plot get to where it wants to go instead of feeling completely natural. That being said, the game does a whole ton of world making by dialogue alone. There is no exposition in this game. You literally learn everything by their dialogue. I would love for this universe to expanded on. Maybe a sequel where you are in the Apiary and Kay and Yu are rebel heroes.
This should have been a great game with such an interesting premise. However, it falls flat on many levels. Clunky controls, lacklustre graphics and presentation and well as boring characters. The voices are ok as is some of the music. All in all, the gameplay just isn't interesting enough and neither is the story.
This game feels like it was built from the ground up specifically for games journalists. One of them games that just want game awards and IGN GOTYs. I mean the game has two difficulty modes easy and very very easy. Biggest problem is it is boring and dull looking. Very very boring.
The game is barely interactable it's all listening to cringy Dialogue and bad voice acting. And when you're not doing that you're travelling around the world that looks identical from one end of the other floating over stuff to complete objectives and doing mobile style mini games.
SummaryDoes love truly conquer all? Two lovers gave up everything, left their entire lives behind, and escaped to a lost planet to be together. Play these lovers, Yu and Kay, at the same time as they settle into an unknown and eerie world. Explore the planet searching for parts and material to fix their ship and make it a cosy home. Enjoy life ...