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  • Summary: A unique adventure game filled with beautiful puzzles all hand-drawn in an original 2D style .

    Out of Line follows the adventures of San in a quest to escape the Factory that was once home.

    Dive into a story set in a mysterious world that is revealed through multiple chapters.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jun 29, 2021
    80
    Born in truly independent fashion, Out of Line gained its space and collected accolades throughout its development cycle. The result of this project (which was started by college students) is a great puzzle-platform experience, with a distinct art style and a story open to interpretation. The short campaign doesn’t stop the emotional attachment with protagonist San and the fellow adventurers we find along the way. The Portuguese studio made something out of very little, intelligently using the game mechanics it introduces throughout the campaign
  2. Jun 27, 2021
    80
    It’s stunningly gorgeous, intuitive and creative, and a delightfully unique little puzzle-platformer. If I had to find something “wrong” with Out of Line, I suppose that it’s perhaps a little on the short side (it can be beaten within just a couple of hours). The default controls are also not ideal; the keyboard keys work just fine (A moves you to the left, D to the right, W jumps), but paired with having to click the mouse buttons to throw and retrieve your spear in conjunction just didn’t feel very smooth to me. Thankfully, that was easily solved by simply using my PS4 controller. These are honestly minor complaints, though. The game is beautiful and oddly moving, considering the complete lack of dialogue. If you need something a little different from your standard platformer, give Out of Line a try.
  3. Jul 13, 2021
    77
    Out of Line is doubtless a polished experience, and an enjoyable one. It’s fun to get lost in the beautiful visuals, and the puzzles strike the right balance between challenging and unfair. Still, the vague story may prove frustrating for some, and the other characters do feel a little under-utilised. Nevertheless, it’s a game that will likely keep you entertained for its modest run time.
  4. Jun 23, 2021
    70
    Out of Line doesn’t break the mold of adventure games but still manages to offer a straightforward puzzle experience through a gorgeous hand-painted world. There’s fun to found during each movement of gameplay, but the lack of challenge and the minimalistic narrative doesn’t make for an engaging time. It’s a low-impact puzzle adventure that could easily be enjoyed for a nice afternoon game session.
  5. Jul 9, 2021
    60
    Out of Line is a good little puzzle platformer that will last you approximately 2-3 hours. It flows nicely but some may find the puzzles a touch too easy to solve. The artwork and music are great but the story remains unclear, with the ending just leaving you with more questions.
  6. PC Games
    Jun 27, 2021
    60
    I think that the impression of the game would have been better if the message of the story had been defined a little more clearly. Nevertheless, the style of the game exerted a certain charm on me and I think that other players can do the same.
  7. Jul 22, 2021
    55
    Out of Line features striking art direction but it is another puzzle adventure game that, obviously, doesn't change the formula.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
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  1. Jul 16, 2021
    10
    I really love the game and the art behind it... I enjoyed playing it. I hope you make another one soon. Congrats well done...
  2. Jul 16, 2021
    10
    A game with immersing adventures and inspiring message. Lovely art with the right balance of story and puzzles.
  3. Jun 26, 2021
    10
    Beautiful game. Feels like watching one of those movies wherw you just feel great at the end, like life is wonderful. Absolutely lovely. IBeautiful game. Feels like watching one of those movies wherw you just feel great at the end, like life is wonderful. Absolutely lovely. I open they make a sequel.
    It's wonderful for all ages. The gameplay is super fun, the puzzles are challenging enough. I really recommend this game.
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  4. Jul 16, 2021
    10
    Hearing the claw screaming in anger is really amazing, the art and music and audio are really something special.
  5. Jun 28, 2021
    10
    The game plays like a beautiful painting from beginning to end. The story is very open to interpretation, but I think that is a bonus.
    Also,
    The game plays like a beautiful painting from beginning to end. The story is very open to interpretation, but I think that is a bonus.
    Also, a lot of people talk about the game's length, but the price is fair for it and I consider it a gift that that are still games that can be fully enjoyed without having to invest hundreds of hours of what is one's already busy life.
    Would love to own this physically!
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  6. Jun 29, 2021
    10
    Gorgeous and with a lovely detail, Out of Line is a game that will leave you wanting more.

    The platforming is at the right level of
    Gorgeous and with a lovely detail, Out of Line is a game that will leave you wanting more.

    The platforming is at the right level of challenge and it does have an intriguing story that leaves you guessing.

    I highly recommend this game if you're looking for a casual and heartfelt time.
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  7. Jun 28, 2021
    8
    A wonderfull experience that's visually appealing and filled with well balanced puzzles, enjoyable mechanics and an interesting story, butA wonderfull experience that's visually appealing and filled with well balanced puzzles, enjoyable mechanics and an interesting story, but unfortunatelly gets crutched by the lenght of the game. Expand

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