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3.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

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  • Summary: Cibele is a game based on a true story about love, sex, and the internet. You play as a 19 year old girl who has become close with a young man she met in an online game. Her relationship with him heats up, becoming more and more intimate with each phone call and private chat.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 2, 2015
    92
    So many games either waste or misunderstand their medium as a storytelling device while Cibele thrives inside of its own technology. By no coincidence, it’s one of the most human and relatable games, too.
  2. Nov 2, 2015
    78
    Cibele shows an intriguing direction for games to become representations of their creators' real lives, almost like confessionals. As we've seen more in recent years, developers are confronting tougher topics, such as sex, depression, and death. This is an enlightening movement that's still in its infancy. Much like Cibele, these early lessons have revealed a few stumbling blocks, but I'm glad they're happening.
  3. Nov 20, 2015
    70
    With disarming simplicity, Cibele sets a new course for video games as a medium for telling short, intimate, personal stories.
  4. CD-Action
    Feb 4, 2016
    65
    There’s a kind of sincerity in Cibele that we rarely see in games and I would love to play a longer, more developed version. [01/2016, p.59]
  5. Nov 2, 2015
    65
    Cibele has some things going for it, such as a narrative structure based on interaction with the main character’s computer. It’s a fairly predictable story told in a new way. Some parts of it were intriguing, but overall it didn’t really wow me.
  6. Nov 3, 2015
    40
    Cibele is much more of an interactive movie than it is a game, but neither the plot nor gameplay engage on enough of a level to make the short title – which we finished in an hour – worth the $7 price it comes with.
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  1. Dec 8, 2015
    It invites the player to commiserate the way they would if a friend showed up and spilled their darkest secrets. Even if you can’t relate, Cibele still insists on a personal response.
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Feb 27, 2020
    7
    Despite actual gameplay being somewhat lacking and only taking one hour to complete, many will find the story of Cibele relatable or evenDespite actual gameplay being somewhat lacking and only taking one hour to complete, many will find the story of Cibele relatable or even enlightening when it comes to the dynamics of online relationships and of those we play computer games with. Expand
  2. Jun 11, 2016
    6
    I'm giving this 1 extra point for being on humble bundle for a very reasonable price, and one extra point for not drawing it out as so manyI'm giving this 1 extra point for being on humble bundle for a very reasonable price, and one extra point for not drawing it out as so many other video games do nowadays. Very good way to tell the story. A+ on the concept of the means by which you tell the story, B- on execution (would have been higher if the in-game was not so drawn out and boring, though I understand part of that was on purpose so you'd keep checking your email for lack of anything better to do), C on story, and F on the last 5 minutes. Did your writer quit without notice? Because I was expecting a wrap-up, not a 3 second sound byte and roll credits. Expand
  3. Oct 5, 2017
    3
    Not much to this game - it's super short, and it has a cool message but at the end of the day it's not anything special. -----------------------------
  4. Jun 13, 2016
    0
    Una auténtica vergüenza, un insulto al mundo de los videojuegos y el perfecto retrato de porqué el feminismo de nueva ola está incluso másUna auténtica vergüenza, un insulto al mundo de los videojuegos y el perfecto retrato de porqué el feminismo de nueva ola está incluso más podrido que nuestros políticos.

    Avoid at all costs.
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