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  • Summary: A deep, interactive adventure about love and loss, beautifully depicted and offering an intense cinematic experience. What would you do to save the one you love?

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Last Day of June - Teaser Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Aug 30, 2017
    85
    Last Day of June is a narrative puzzle game that makes full use of a wide range of powerful emotive devices to make its point. Its fairly straightforward puzzles won't keep you up, scratching your noggin at night, but the effect of its wonderful characters and the love they have for one another will leave you feeling like you belong to something bigger than yourself.
  2. Sep 14, 2017
    84
    Last Day of June is an emotional roller coaster that explores the themes of love and loss in interesting ways. Its simple story is an effective showcase for the diverse and charming cast. Its puzzles serve as fun palate cleansers that, despite their easiness, guide the narrative from start to finish. The stingy auto-save might have caused me some grief and an hour of lost progress, but that shouldn't deter fans of the genre from giving it a try. Be sure to keep an eye out for that pencil-and-paper symbol!
  3. Aug 30, 2017
    82
    Last Day of June is a bittersweet, pastel colored shot of a story about loss, grief and dedicated love. A successful mix of Ovosonic's artistic vision and Steven Wilson's haunting, melancholic tunes. As such, it provides a storytelling-based experience, with a nice touch of time-tweaking mechanics.
  4. Sep 6, 2017
    77
    There is a deep sense of melancholy in Last Day of June, created through narrative tension and player resignation to seeing the same cutscene for the fifth time. Its solid story and dreamy visuals are the game’s saving graces in the end, through the repetition kept me from being completely drawn into its magic — a tragedy unto itself.
  5. Nov 17, 2017
    70
    Without much words or lengthy conversations, Last Day of June tells a compelling story about destinies, dreams and loss that surround its protagonist Carl. The game needs more work in some technical and visual aspects, but I gotta hand it to the developers from Ovosonico — they know how to work with emotions.
  6. 70
    Last Day of June is unique and story-driven, suited for those who appreciate a slower-paced journey. The reward is an artful experience that stands a chance of resonating with your heart.
  7. Oct 18, 2017
    50
    Last Day of June wants you to feel a certain way, but the way it goes about it is clumsy and haphazard, and the visuals are unsettling.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Nov 18, 2018
    8
    A beautiful story with an excellent soundtrack and colourful aesthetic. In spite of its short legth, this game proves that there's stillA beautiful story with an excellent soundtrack and colourful aesthetic. In spite of its short legth, this game proves that there's still developers that set them souls on their life's works. Although I'd have changed some of mechanic aspects, due to sometimes are repetitive. Expand
  2. Aug 31, 2017
    7
    Last Day of June
    A Beautiful Story
    Last Day of June is a narrative focused adventure game where you play as multiple charcters in a town on
    Last Day of June
    A Beautiful Story
    Last Day of June is a narrative focused adventure game where you play as multiple charcters in a town on the same day
    After spending the day on the lake with your wife
    on your way home a child who goes to retrieve his ball from the road causes you to swerve and crash
    This puts you in a wheelchair and your wife is now dead.
    So you go through paintings to go back in time to stop this
    first playing as the boy…
    The goal of the game is to know the outcome and trigger events to stop it from happening
    so youll be running around the world trying to stop this boy from going into the road for example at first..
    But preventing this will cause another problem for you to go back and fix.. causing a bit of a butterfly effect so youll be playing as 4 characters in this town on the same day trying to make sure everyones day goes perfect, that nothing could possibly go wrong so that you can get your wife home safe…
    The game in turn is one giant puzzle, it will have you unlocking paths with characters to have to fail on purpose to only go back in time as the other characters you’ve already played as to now have a different fate so that other characters can use items that they needed
    until finally you have the perfect balance of outcomes..
    it’s a really enjoyable game of problem solving with a beautiful story of a man willing to do whatever it takes to save his wife
    The gameplay isn’t ground breaking, and frustratingly you cant skip scenes you’ve already scene…
    When you do go back to play as characters thankfully the game will start where you need to be to make a different choice and not force you to play through that characters entire day again…
    but you have to watch how their day plays out over and over even if you know youre messing things up on purpose for the time being just to free an item for someone else
    This is really my only complaint with the entire game…
    The rest of it I loved
    the story is told through mumbles,
    but will still touch your heart
    I give Last Day of June
    a 7.5/10
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  3. May 29, 2018
    7
    Five Word Review: Neat puzzle game about loss.
    Favorite Thing: The puzzle mechanic and seeing how each outcome chained into the next was
    Five Word Review: Neat puzzle game about loss.
    Favorite Thing: The puzzle mechanic and seeing how each outcome chained into the next was neat.
    Least Favorite Thing: Mumble speech. Sometimes it works but this game goes overboard with it.

    Date Completed: 2018-05-29
    Playtime: ~ 3.5h
    Enjoyment: 7/10
    Recommendation: It's short but it's well worth your time.
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  4. Nov 19, 2018
    3
    A game with striking visuals and an interesting theme, that ultimately boils down to a bland game.

    I'm disappointed because I was expecting
    A game with striking visuals and an interesting theme, that ultimately boils down to a bland game.

    I'm disappointed because I was expecting a game with the depth of What Remains of Edith Finch, but it doesn't get even close.

    The design of the game could fit an aesthetic game (essentially, walking simulators). The problem is that the narrative is quite shallow, and the mechanics are very annoying; there's lots of repetition that is supposed to feed the atmosphere, but ultimately is just annoying (and unskippable...) filler.

    By the way, it's not very clear what the "all-star team of creators" is. Besides Jess Cope, it seems that there is no other "star" in the "team".
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