Even days after seeing the credits roll, I can’t quit IMMORTALITY. I want to understand more, dig deeper, and find more clips. There’s so much to see here and so many mysteries hidden inside this game, seemingly just one moment of intuition away. I enjoyed Sam Barlow’s past work, particularly Her Story, but I was unprepared for the depth of feeling I found within IMMORTALITY. What he and his team have created is nothing short of a masterpiece.
Immortality is a love letter to film and art nerds, with more than enough quality acting and story content to engage just about anyone. If you love a good mystery, have an interest in film or art, or are simply looking for a good way to waste a few days, this is the game for you.
This is really one of the most unique and ambitious games I've ever played. The acting is top notch, the story is engrossing, and the gameplay is unique. There's a truly impressive amount of content to be discovered. It's a riveting experience unlike almost any other game. Finding a new clip is extremely satisfying and unraveling the mystery will throw you through so many different emotions. This game definitely isn't for the prude or faint of heart, but if you're willing, this is absolutely worth a playthrough. The non-linear storytelling works very well with the mystery format. It truly does feel like you're unwinding a lost piece of history.
One of my favorite elements (although admittedly a minor thing and not something that everyone would appreciate) is the use of different cameras and editing techniques within each of the Marissa's films. It really gives each of the movies a unique feel and does a good job of grounding them in the time period in which they were supposedly produced.
Overall, I can see why some people might not appreciate this game (specifically if you're prudish/uncomfortable with nudity --although this is DEFINITELY NOT pornography, like some other reviews have suggested). Whether or not you appreciate this game will probably come down to the individual, although I have a feeling that this will be a cult classic for many, many years.
This is an incredible experience for film, art, and mystery enthusiasts.
IMMORTALITY is a complex and fascinating story that draws inspiration from many different film genres. It’s a fantastic game with a lot to offer, even if the limited influence over the story and the random order in which the game’s events are experienced could reduce the story’s impact.
Immortality feels like a logical endpoint for the last seven years of Barlow's work. Though his cast has expanded to include a full Smash Bros. roster's worth of characters, and the script has expanded to include three full movies with contributions from several writers, it feels like he has ended up, basically, where he started. Like Her Story, Immortality is really about one woman. As in Her Story, she may not be who you think she is.
Immortality is the antithesis of the belief that games are an art form, as its lofty attempts to establish prestige are built upon the language of another medium entirely (cinema). It relies on the spectacle of the project alone and not the substance, leaving an empty shell confident in but not convinced of its own self-importance.
WARNING: THIS IS NOT A VIDEOGAME NOR A INTERACTIVE COMMERCIAL MOVIE.
Can't even say if this is a movie. Well maybe technically? I don't know. Once defined this , I could say if you expect something related to obamaflix **** crap streaming something its not the case either.
This is more a concept ,artcinema, performance, theater, related. Is like a bunch of very short films just related to the main actress somehow that varies from boring to odd to eerie ,with a lot of symbolism. The interaction with this short firms is quite odd too and lead to anothers and cannot be accessed in a main menu or something. But this is a part of the whole experience.
This is not for everybody besides art lovers , actor and director students and related.
I cannot rate this production as Im not an expert in the area so I just throw a 7 just giving the benefit of their work.