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  • Summary: Astray is a first-person horror/puzzle game set in an abandoned museum based on unusual cultures, legends, and supernatural themes; but something more sinister lurks beneath the surface..

    Playing as the nephew of the museum's missing curator, you must survive as you make your way through
    Astray is a first-person horror/puzzle game set in an abandoned museum based on unusual cultures, legends, and supernatural themes; but something more sinister lurks beneath the surface..

    Playing as the nephew of the museum's missing curator, you must survive as you make your way through the abandoned building, interacting with objects, and completing puzzles along your way to unravelling the mystery of what lies beneath the museum.
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  1. Nov 9, 2015
    5
    There are quite a few things I liked about this one and overall it's a solid effort with some cool ideas. Setting it in a museum is a goodThere are quite a few things I liked about this one and overall it's a solid effort with some cool ideas. Setting it in a museum is a good start, and some of the areas have a very believable, real look to them. I'm always a fan of setting-based horror games and this one uses that well. It has some effective creepy atmosphere and sound, and some of the puzzles were fun to solve, if a little easy. And I don't say that to boast. I'm a terrible puzzle-solver in games who frequently needs a guide, but this one didn't stump me at all.

    But, sadly, the shortcomings just kept it from working for me. The one monster, while creepy, was dumb and non-threatening, easy to escape or just glitch out entirely. An obvious setup for a chase scene had me just walking right in front of it with no reaction, as the detection radius seems to actually be very small. The moments where I was tense that I had almost been seen, I probably wasn't close at all. That along with some irritating physics puzzles that can glitch out and send boxes flying across the room, and a player character with a painfully small jump ended up eating up all the goodwill inspired by the positive aspects of the design. I don't like voting down games that I thought were original and creative, but the execution lacked too much for me to recommend this one. It might work for you if you're willing to overlook its flaws, but it didn't do it for me despite my love of all things horror.
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  2. Feb 7, 2015
    4
    Official Duuro Magazine Review:

    Hopefully the developers could use this as the building blocks for something that much better down the
    Official Duuro Magazine Review:

    Hopefully the developers could use this as the building blocks for something that much better down the road. It’s easy to see they have down the basics for creating a solid survival horror experience. But whether it be just lack of experience, or even the manpower needed to realize it, what they have on offer is a rather flat experience that simply doesn’t live up to the titles that popularized the series as of recent. I do hope they give this a second shot though. I certainly see potential here, especially if they manage to add the needed talent to the team.

    Until then, however, we have Astray and, eh, it’s a game.

    Read the full review at - http://duuro.net/astray-review/
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