- Summary: Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture transports the player back to the brief moments leading up to the apocalypse to explore the choices people make when they’re faced with world-shattering events beyond their control.
May 4, 2016The stunning graphics and the exceptional music, as well as voice overs, are not enough for a game that lacks appropriate optimization and a satisfactory interpretation of the events we tail after, packed in no longer than 5 hours. A very promising narrative experience that proves inadequate in many key areas.
Apr 16, 2016Groundbreaking graphics (nearly photo realistic), detailed world, throughtful story, atmospheric. It's a masterpiece of a game and a one of aGroundbreaking graphics (nearly photo realistic), detailed world, throughtful story, atmospheric. It's a masterpiece of a game and a one of a kind experience.… Expand
Jul 5, 2016How should I begin? This game is wonderful and it's definitely not for everybody. Some unkind voices may call it 'boring walking simulator',How should I begin? This game is wonderful and it's definitely not for everybody. Some unkind voices may call it 'boring walking simulator', but I would rather look at it as some kind of a bookish experience. It has great, emotional narrative that unveils story piece by piece. It has stunning, beautiful graphics.
(dynamic shadows of clouds!) The music is just marvelous, orchestral scores fit the overall vibe perfectly. I could listen to them even without the game. As I said, it will not satisfy everybody, because gameplay is minimal. The game is hardly interactive and focuses purely on an experience of the world and story as it is. It's like reading a book. And watching a book. And listening to a book. :) The same concept was used with their previous creation 'Dear Esther' (great short story btw). It may sound paradoxically but this game is not really for playing but for exploring the world and story . Hey, at least you can drink tea or eat crackers peacefully while enjoying a journey ;)… Expand
Jul 20, 2016Pros:
-Graphics, artistic direction, music and professional voice acting, do a great job on sucking you into the world of Everybody's gone toPros:
-Graphics, artistic direction, music and professional voice acting, do a great job on sucking you into the world of Everybody's gone to the Rapture.
-A complex, philosophical story with a narrative structure that reminds of the intelligent style of Dear Esther.
-Fun doesn't end with the game, you still need to piece together the story in your mind and figure out what the heck just happened. It really makes for great debates with your friends and/or online!
-Keep in mind that, "interactive books", like this game, lack any kind of gameplay except for walking from one place to another. The challenge is -solely- in piecing the story together..
-Non linearity doesn't really fit, making the game a bit tedious in too many parts.
-World is too big and open for so little content, wich leaves little reward for exploration and time investment (this could be solved by, for example, doubling the running/sprinting speed).
-Too short to justify a 20€ investment.… Expand
Jun 8, 2016You spend the entire game following a light and wondering wth just happened?
oh and buy some glue you're gonna have to glue your "W" key :)You spend the entire game following a light and wondering wth just happened?
oh and buy some glue you're gonna have to glue your "W" key :)
and there are many problems
but i wouldn't really recommend it :( sorry..... wasted my amazing day :(… Expand
Apr 27, 2016If you have ever been to a village in Surrey on a weekday morning you don't need to play this game. Its exactly the same thing. Pretty butIf you have ever been to a village in Surrey on a weekday morning you don't need to play this game. Its exactly the same thing. Pretty but empty villages until all the people who work in the city come back in the evening.… Expand
Apr 27, 2016There is not space here to tell what is wrong with this pretentious crap. But it is enough to say:
This is not a game.
This crap do not fallThere is not space here to tell what is wrong with this pretentious crap. But it is enough to say:
This is not a game.
This crap do not fall in to criteria of a game and is just a false use of the media.
Pretentious story telling of a mediocre and boring idea.
After 20 min even 10 year old can guess what has happened and what will happen. The whole "game" is in one enormous map with very, VERY slow pace and boring narrations.
The characters are even more uninteresting because there are no "faces" of the characters to care for. Another pretentious idea of this studio. This kind of "faceless" characters make empty world even more empty and meaningless, because after the narration is over there is NOTHING afterwards to remind you or point to what happened.
Simply, empty space.
This emptiness nothing can shake. Should be shaken by the story as you "progress" but the dialogs are sooo useless and out of tune with the whole situation that after 2-3 hours playing I was asking my self why I wasted my money and time on this? I am not Jim Sterling! I don't have to write critique for some overrated crap!
After so much walking I lost interest in anything what was connecting the first part of the map with the next one. Who cares about the people in the camp when they do not have any impact on the story?! Who cares for all the characters when all happened and there is no change?!
Why we go trough this when afterwards there is not even slightest notice of our presence in this world?! Not even slightest...
Most of the time we play games to change something in that world or at least have impact on the character we play. In the end there is no need for payoff. It does not matter if we leave or not, but what matter is that we have some kind of interaction in the world and hopefully we made difference for good or bad. But, what we have here is just walking. Walking after everything is gone, after all has passed and after all already was. Our interaction - bloody audiologs!
Developers, put this in your pocket - STOP with the **** audiologs! They are boring and stupid, especially when they are overused and nonsensical. Find some "normal" and logical way to tell the story or get lost. Enough already!
In this, so called "game" you will find audiologs on most stupid things like radio, payphone, home phone or radiophone. They should be the narrative force but they are just wasted time. They don't say nothing new after the first 3 and that's it! That's the "game".
There is a solid 3 from me for the vistas and all the rest is pure pretentious garbage. Even the time, If I understood correctly, should represent '80s but even that is mismatched and misrepresented. (Trust me, I know '80s well).
One thing that is so high above this misery of "game" is the music. Music is something that have some sense and does not feel pretentious and try to "outsmart" us. Most of the time worm and idyllic, enough to don't feel the pain in your wallet so much.
Try to avoid this "game" and save your money. Amateur pretentious writing is not worth your time. Buy yourself a book and you will have more fun than with this "game".… Expand
Apr 3, 2017Maledetti bastardi. MALEDETTI.BASTARDI: mi hanno inculato con Dear Esther, mi hanno inculato con questo...ora basta, per me è boicottaggioMaledetti bastardi. MALEDETTI.BASTARDI: mi hanno inculato con Dear Esther, mi hanno inculato con questo...ora basta, per me è boicottaggio puro da adesso in poi; non appena vedrò scritto The Chinese Room anche solo in un angolino non guarderò più nemmeno il trailer. Bastardi.
Passi il walk simulator, passino i controlli di merda, passi la lentezza estrema del gioco...cazzo il doppiaggio è superbo e la storia ti prende....MA LA TRAMA...perché sempre TRAME DI MERDA??! Perché?!?!
Nessuno, nessuno...ripeto: NESSUNO sembra interessarsi alla QUALITA' della trama...tutti che elogiano o criticano il gioco a livello tecnico...ma cristo di un dio in croce ma vi sembra normale una trama basata sul fatto che l'estinzione della razza umana la decide una cazzo di scienziata pazza in preda alle mestruazioni che sclera perché il marito si va a bere una birra con una ex e allora via, tutto il mondo a puttane!? Ma porco dio...ma di cosa stiamo parlando qui?? Ma questa è gente da rinchiudere, ma chi l'ha sceneggiata sta roba, la Boldrini?
Se ne incontro anche uno solo di quelli della Chinese Room gli spacco i denti, giuro. C'hanno la fissa della fine del mondo e del suicidio? Beh gliela giustifico.
Ma che cazzo...… Expand