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  • Summary: Event[0] is a sci-fi narrative exploration game where you build a relationship with a lonely spaceship computer to get home to Earth.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Sep 14, 2016
    90
    If you’re looking for something to break through the mould, look no further than Event [0], an innovative indie title with a lot of charm.
  2. Sep 29, 2016
    85
    Event[0] is a clever mix between a chatbot and a walking game. Some dialogues are canned, and the game is too short, but the empathy you'll develop with the AI and the retrofuturistic sytle are perfect.
  3. Oct 5, 2016
    80
    I was very happy with the experience (well that’s a relative term as their are some dark elements to the story). It’s impressive to see what Indie teams can achieve and the best part is we get games that just wouldn’t be made if the field was only open to the big production houses that have to “play it safe”.
  4. Sep 28, 2016
    75
    Though still a bit flawed in execution, players who want to see how narrative-based games can evolve should absolutely play Event[0].
  5. Oct 17, 2016
    70
    When you get down to it, the only major flaw of Event[0] is that there isn’t enough of it. Or, alternatively, that what is there needed to be reconnected into more of a tighter story.
  6. Sep 19, 2016
    70
    I’m impressed with how the concept was fleshed out. Like other unique experiences, I hope other developers learn from its brushes with ingenuity. I’m also excited about some of the ethical discussions it could spark. It’s definitely worth a spin in zero-gravity to check this one out.
  7. CD-Action
    Dec 12, 2016
    55
    My initial fascination with Event[0] quickly turned into disappointment. How am I supposed to build a relationship with an AI that would fail to trick a four-year-old in the Turing test? What’s more, the game lasts for 3 hours at most. It does offer various endings, but you influence them in the final stage of the game. [12/2016, p.73]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Jan 24, 2017
    10
    That is just perfect! I really impressed by this game.
    It's just for those who know about Stanley Kubrick and one of the greatest film "Space
    That is just perfect! I really impressed by this game.
    It's just for those who know about Stanley Kubrick and one of the greatest film "Space Odyssey 2001".
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  2. May 26, 2018
    10
    This is an awesome game compared to other indie games. The AI sometimes does not answer you correctly but the story is too good that you canThis is an awesome game compared to other indie games. The AI sometimes does not answer you correctly but the story is too good that you can just ignore these bugs. Expand
  3. Nov 30, 2016
    10
    I really liked it.
    Intelligent, very good "sci-fiction" atmosphere.
    I liked to write "orders" to AI terminals ! very original. Also the AI
    I really liked it.
    Intelligent, very good "sci-fiction" atmosphere.
    I liked to write "orders" to AI terminals ! very original.
    Also the AI chats.
    It was very fun and relaxing to play !
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  4. Nov 11, 2016
    7
    It's very interesting game, but don't get attached to what they advertised as the best way to communicate with in-game AI. If you typeIt's very interesting game, but don't get attached to what they advertised as the best way to communicate with in-game AI. If you type something that the AI was not programmed to answer, she gives you answer suggesting that she knows what you want to know, but won't tell, that's all. Expand
  5. Sep 21, 2016
    6
    6/10

    Short comment/Kurzkommentar/一言感想 EN/ First of all, usually I don't recommend games without a score of at least 7 out of 10, but in
    6/10

    Short comment/Kurzkommentar/一言感想

    EN/ First of all, usually I don't recommend games without a score of at least 7 out of 10, but in this case I will make a small exception. So it is more a limited recommendation. What is this game about? You will land on an empty spaceship, and will search for a way to get back home. You will get support by the boardcomputer, which can be contacted through so called Terminals. To communicate, you need to input the text yourself by using the keyboard. It is just this new kind of concept that fascinates. Indeed it really gives you the feeling, like if you would be communicating with the AI, and it makes you feel like if you were cooperating with the AI. Overwhelmed by the AI's reaction at the beginning, you might get a bit disappointed later if you start to recognize that the AI's reaction is also limited. But still, this is a good idea, which I hope will be a good example for future games. About the current Metascore of 80+, I think this is a bit to high, since the game is REALLY short. Btw, since you will have to communicate in english, basic knowledge of english is essential to play this game.

    DE/ Erst einmal vorab, normalerweise empfehle ich keine Speiel die für mich keine 7/10 erreichen, dennoch mache ich hier eine Ausnahme. Es ist daher eher eine engeschränkte Empfehlung. Worum geht es im Spiel? Du landest auf einem verlassenen Raumschiff, und musst einen Weg nach Hause finden. Hilfe bekommst du vom Bordcomputer, indem du mit ihm über bestimmte Terminals kommunizierst. Zum kommunizieren musst du den Text selbst per Tastatur eingeben. Es ist einfach dieses neuartige Konzept des Spiels was fasziniert. Es gibt einem tatsächlich das Gefühl, als würde man mit einer AI kommunizieren, und mit ihr zusammenarbeiten. Anfangs noch überwältigt von den Reaktionen der AI, kann es nach einer Weile dann doch etwas ernüchternd wirken wenn man merkt dass die Reaktion der AI doch gewissermaßen eingeschränkt ist. Dennoch eine gelungene Idee, die in Zukunft hoffentlich Schule machen wird. Was den momentanen Metascore von 80+ angeht, finde ich diesen aber etwas zu hoch, da das Spiel SEHR kurz ist. Zur Info, da man nur auf English kommunizeren kann, sind Grundkenntnisse in der englischen Sprache Pflicht.

    JP/ 先ず手始めに言っておくと、普段は10点満点で7点はいってないとゲームをお勧めしないのですが、今回に限り例外扱いさせていただきます。なのでどちらかというと、将来に向けて期待するという意味での限定的お勧め扱いです。どんなゲーム?無人の宇宙船に辿り着き、帰る方法を探すといったものです。その際、要所ごとに点在しているターミナルを通じて会話ができる船の中枢AIのサポートを受けることになります。AIとの対話はキーボードを使って自分でテキストを入力することにより行われていきます。個人的にはとても斬新に感じるコンセプトでした。まるで本当にAIと対話し、AIと協力しているかのような錯覚に陥りますので。勿論初めはこのAIの反応に感嘆するも、時間が経つにつれAIのリアクションにも限界があるのに気づいてしまうのはある意味仕方のない事かと思います。それでも、アイデアとしてはとても凝ったもので、将来的にこのゲームを模範とするものが出てきてくれれば良いかなと期待を膨らませていただいております。現在の80点+のメタスコアについては少し評価が高すぎる気がします。如何せん、プレイ時間が余りにも短いので・・・。因みにAIとの対話は英語で行われる為、プレイするにあたり少なくとも英語の基礎知識は必須となります。

    Pro/良い点
    +Nice game concept/ゲームコンセプトが良い。
    +Immersive/雰囲気(どちらかというと環境か)に飲まれる。

    Con/悪い点
    -To short to be a game. Feels more like a demo/短すぎてゲームというよりdemoに思えてしまう。
    -20Euros are to expensive for such a short game/この短さで20ユーロは高い。

    Example for In-game performance/パフォーマンス例

    Win10 64bit
    GTX 1070
    i7-6700k
    16GB DDR4 RAM

    At 1080p, max setting: FPS 80 - 110

    It uses round about 8GB of your SSD/HDD space.
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  6. Sep 14, 2016
    6
    Extremely short adventure game with a few light puzzles. The game consists of moving your character from room to room chatting with an AIExtremely short adventure game with a few light puzzles. The game consists of moving your character from room to room chatting with an AI program at computer terminals located in each area. You can ask the AI questions and try to get answers. The AI is pretty decent at understanding complete sentences. Dialogue options are very limited, however, but this works to create the illusion of evasiveness on the part of the AI and is a great way to raise more questions with you, the player.

    I finished the game in a little over three hours in one sitting. There is too little content. I'm ok with not being able to ask the AI questions repeatedly to uncover nuggets of truth, but the characters, premise, and outcome deserved to be fleshed out more.

    I don't know if there are multiple endings. The game uses save slots and autosaves, so I can't simply load a save at THE crucial plot point. I have replay the whole game. This isn't that big of an issue since the game is so short, but it is tedious enough to be discouraging.

    Ultimately, the game is too short for the ambitious questions it attempts to ask. What could have been a bigger story simply isn't, and what could have been a real cat and mouse game with the AI is more like Simon Says and 20 Questions. Still worth a play at a discounted price.
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  7. Jan 22, 2017
    0
    This is absolutely RIDICULOUS. Imagine a game focusing around an AI. Now imagine that AI doesn't work, not even a bit. That's Event[0] in aThis is absolutely RIDICULOUS. Imagine a game focusing around an AI. Now imagine that AI doesn't work, not even a bit. That's Event[0] in a nutshell. I prefer to play 30 hours of Ride to Hell: Retribution than play this game. Expand

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