- Summary: OneShot is a surreal top down Puzzle/Adventure game with unique gameplay capabilities. You are to guide a child through a mysterious world on a mission to restore its long-dead sun. The world knows you exist.
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OneShot - Launch Trailer
Games Master UKFeb 18, 2017Thought-provoking, innovative, and haunting, OneShot is immmersive in a totally unique way. [Feb 2017, p.80]
Dec 7, 2016OneShot pulls players in with poise and wit in a way most games can only dream of, offering up the best an adventure game can offer. With a character that can easily be understood and cared for, OneShot creates an unforgettable adventure while hiding secrets that could very well be missed. What awaits in OneShot is well worth anyone’s time.
Dec 21, 2016A completely unexpected wonder. Its use of witty dialogue and strong focus on characters can easily rival that of Undertale. The story, though slowed somewhat by one or two finicky puzzles, will pull at your heart strings constantly. You definitely won’t want it to end.
Nov 29, 2018By its very nature, OneShot‘s persistent world experience is incredibly difficult to distill into words accurately, but those who dig quirky or emotional tales and don’t shy away from something completely different should seriously consider taking this particular plunge.
Mar 25, 2017OneShot is an RPG maker game, but it stands above the rest. With beautiful atmospheric music and little sounds when you do anything thatOneShot is an RPG maker game, but it stands above the rest. With beautiful atmospheric music and little sounds when you do anything that really get you immersed in the world. It makes you care. This game is like if Pixar made a game - it tugs you right in the heartstrings. While the game does have a few bugs, they don't detract from the game or prevent it from going on. Just don't expect to get the One Shot steam achievement. After I played the game through the first time, I thought "oh boy was that a feels train" Definitely worth the $10… Expand
Apr 26, 2017I can confidently say that OneShot became one of my favourite videogames. Nay, this is not just a game, it's an "experience"!
Games such asI can confidently say that OneShot became one of my favourite videogames. Nay, this is not just a game, it's an "experience"!
Games such as Undertale, To The Moon and now OneShot too made me love indie games more than ever before. There are indie games that can accomplish more than "AAA title games made by highly paid developers"!
I have only two problems with this game:
- It's short...
- You don't get to know the characters "deeper". As Himeji said:
"(...) the characters aren't very deeply developed, aside from Niko, the protagonist alongside the player. Their interactions start to become interesting, but are very brief, and you'll never see those NPCs again, making their short development almost pointless."… Expand
Mar 12, 2017This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Just for the record for me this game gets a 10 out of 10 but due to the fact it doesn't have combat i can see how some people might not like it but the rest is great.
-The Characters: The characters are great, characters who were just there in the original are now fully flashed out.
-The story: The story was amazing it has you build up a great connection with the main character just to STAB you in the feelings at the end which brings me to.
-The endings: There is NO definitively "good" ending, through out the WHOLE game the main character (Niko) sleeps in beds where you can close out the game safely once you reopen the game it shows you a vision where you get to see Niko's life before this how kind his mother was and how happy he was. he also keeps saying how he wants to go home through out the game making the ending choice very difficult, I won't ruin it for you here but trust me it left me thinking about it for 3 days afterwords at least.
-The Music: The music is depressing yet calming and there's plenty of it i fully recommend it.
-The Puzzles: A lot of the puzzles in Oneshot are very logical there won't be any dumb solutions like ... using a music sheet on a pan I guess.… Expand
Jan 5, 2017honestly one of the most creative 4th wall breaking games i've ever seen, like undertale, except with more puzzle-like elements. For 10$ it'shonestly one of the most creative 4th wall breaking games i've ever seen, like undertale, except with more puzzle-like elements. For 10$ it's worth it.… Expand
Dec 25, 2017OneShot is a RPG Maker like game with a cute art style and an interesting premise.
You only have OneShot at completing the game, if youOneShot is a RPG Maker like game with a cute art style and an interesting premise.
You only have OneShot at completing the game, if you loose, well then it was your fault and the game won't boot up again.
I was really fascinated by that idea, but it turns out there's nothing much behind it.
At the end of the game you get to choose between 2 decisions and afterwards you can't boot up the game again. That's it.
Now besides that I really liked the game. It occasionally breaks the fourth wall and has some neat puzzles.
If you're a fan of RPG Maker Puzzle games, then try this one out.
Gameplay: 5/5 - One of the most pleasant RPG Maker like games to play
Level Design: 4/5 - Great world building
Soundtrack: 4/5 - Mostly atmospheric but fitting to the environment
Story: 3/5 - Cute little story, but could have used some more development
Graphics: 4/5 - Nice fitting art style
Length: 5/5 - Just right for this kind of game
Replay Value: 0/5 - None, because you can't restart the game
Enjoyment: 4/5 - A great experience
Overall rating: 30/40 => 7.5/10 => 8/10… Expand
Mar 28, 2017This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Very good game, the way you get attached to the protagonist, the 4th wall breaks and the interaction makes you have so much love for it and have such a good time that you actually feel sad when it all ends. The fact that the game doesn't have battle mechanics don't make this game worse, it's still a very good game. The main story is a very good experience, the emotional ending was really good until the bonus chapter was added. This was the only part that the game lost some points here, the new true ending is actually good, but it's a little bit cliche, and the fact that you don't have to make a hard choice kinda takes out some of the emotion. But still, very recommended game...… Expand
Apr 10, 2017This game gave me exactly what I was expecting: an excellent story coupled to a weak and classic gameplay, exactly like Undertale, featuringThis game gave me exactly what I was expecting: an excellent story coupled to a weak and classic gameplay, exactly like Undertale, featuring outdated controls concerning movements. Tile-by-tile with no diagonals is very annoying. Even the character is annoying, constantly asking you to help him for insignificant things such as sleeping. He's not a five years old crybaby! Let's not forget that it's "recommended to play in windowed", but a resolution of 800x600 is too small to be actually playable. This and the fact it takes your session's name, write files in your documents and not in its own folders, and change your wallpaper(s) without your consent. What next? A game that deletes random files if you're not completing it fast enough? The music, though it's nice, is basic and repetitive. I could name every samples and effects present in it.
-Fourth-wall breaking puzzles.
-Two characters (The Guide a.k.a You + Niko which you only guide for certain actions.)
-Basic gameplay if you remove these special puzzles.
-Lack of instructions at the very begining (The first item use is... Retarded.)
-Pause mode does not exist.
-Going back to windowed mode all the time...
-...so you have to deal with a tiny resolution (Must be a pain in the a** with 4K monitors.)
If you're looking for a great story, a nice fourth-wall breaking experience, an epic final puzzle, and a very tough final choice: go for it. But this game is like Undertale: a great story with a poor gameplay. I wouldn't recommend this game which is not worth its current price tag of 10€. Maybe if it was sold 5€ I would recommend it (And it's sad to say that.)… Expand