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  • Summary: What does it mean to be a hero? To fulfil your destiny? Or to rebel against it? Scarf is an exciting adventure that blends the lyricism of a walking simulator with a 3D platform game to offer an allegorical journey through three beautiful worlds. The Meadow, the Desert, and the Mountain areWhat does it mean to be a hero? To fulfil your destiny? Or to rebel against it? Scarf is an exciting adventure that blends the lyricism of a walking simulator with a 3D platform game to offer an allegorical journey through three beautiful worlds. The Meadow, the Desert, and the Mountain are places filled with mystery. Will you discover their secrets? And at what price? Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Jan 3, 2022
    80
    Scarf seems like an enjoyable casual game that you can enjoy at your own pace.
  2. Dec 20, 2021
    80
    Is Scarf a good game then? It’s certainly not terrible. I’d suggest it might even get lost in the shuffle that is the end-of-year period, which it doesn’t deserve. The game has a great foundation for puzzle design blended with platforming and exploration. Otherwise, the shortcomings with the game’s story aren’t intrusive enough for it to be a massive problem. It’s a solid little thing to spend a couple of evenings with.
  3. Dec 20, 2021
    80
    Even as the final moments occurred, which also felt like it came out of nowhere, it didn't feel like the player was a hero. Given the wonderful mechanics, design, personality, and narrative intentions of Scarf, the confusing storytelling is unfortunate but, thankfully, doesn't make the game any less enjoyable. While it's never fun to push story to the sidelines, doing so will let players get lost in Scarf's beautiful worlds and have an absolute blast during its short but sweet playtime.
  4. Dec 20, 2021
    70
    Scarf offers a short and sweet platforming experience. It's perfectly enjoyable to play, but you'll likely be left wanting more when the credits roll.
  5. Jan 19, 2022
    70
    Scarf is a very beautiful proposal at an artistic and audiovisual level in general, but its conception as a videogame is below the level it reaches in the aforementioned levels. Its development is committed to be reflective and emotional, but that should not be in dispute when it comes to offering a greater challenge in the puzzles.
  6. 70
    As a platformer, Scarf doesn’t particularly break new ground, and veterans of the genre will hardly pause for thought when solving its puzzles. That makes it liable to be written off as ‘just another platformer‘, which is a real shame. A full playthrough of the game can be comfortably achieved in one sitting, and the valuable message that lies at the heart of its narrative is more than worth taking the time. Scarf isn’t designed to challenge or frustrate, but provides the player with the satisfaction of puzzle-solving and a gently introspective allegorical tale.
  7. Dec 21, 2021
    30
    SCARF is a singer without a voice and a dancer without legs. There were tons of things that could have been great within it, but none of them were capitalised on, and it felt like there weren’t enough resources spent on where it mattered.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 27, 2021
    10
    Beautiful game, soothing music and a fun and playful gameplay. It has everything for me. I was looking for a fun, relaxing and interestingBeautiful game, soothing music and a fun and playful gameplay. It has everything for me. I was looking for a fun, relaxing and interesting game to play and to gift on Christmas and i found a gem. Expand
  2. Dec 27, 2021
    10
    A beautiful game that can be play by anyone, its puzzle and plataforms are not hard, and you can let yourself lose in the differents worldsA beautiful game that can be play by anyone, its puzzle and plataforms are not hard, and you can let yourself lose in the differents worlds and relax as you learn about the protagonist, Hyke, his dragon scarf and the universe that surround them. Expand
  3. Dec 27, 2021
    10
    Scarf is a beauty sourprise. The art and sound direction are stunning and the game is solid. Fun mechanics and interesting story. Is notScarf is a beauty sourprise. The art and sound direction are stunning and the game is solid. Fun mechanics and interesting story. Is not challenging, the game is made to be played calm and relaxed. Is the perfect gift for Christmas! Expand
  4. Dec 27, 2021
    10
    A great game for all audiences. The sensations as you go are excellent. Ideal to spend a long time immersed in the scenarios and doing the puzzles.
  5. Dec 27, 2021
    10
    Absolutely beautiful game. The level design is great, puzzles are creative, well balanced and the game has a good pacing. The soundtrack is aAbsolutely beautiful game. The level design is great, puzzles are creative, well balanced and the game has a good pacing. The soundtrack is a masterpiece. Overall a very emotional and fulfilling experience. Expand
  6. Dec 27, 2021
    10
    Beautifull game, beautifull music and nice puzzles. A relaxing experience, not frustrating at all. Also a really cheap game! Like a lot!
  7. Jan 4, 2022
    5
    Scarf is a puzzle/3D platforming, narrative driven game,

    Not much of a storyline as such other than the taglines of "what it means to be a
    Scarf is a puzzle/3D platforming, narrative driven game,

    Not much of a storyline as such other than the taglines of "what it means to be a hero". The game's main gimmick is that your scarf is a living creature, when you first start it kinda looks like a dragon, then you collect an orb and make friends with it and it turns into a regular scarf that goes around your neck. Once you have merged with the scarf, you quickly learn that it is the child, and that the mother scarf, creature thingy, was ripped apart by bad souls, who then used her threads to make portals. Baby scarf tried searching for their mother to no avail. Finally, by merging with your character, the story can be told.

    You are then off and running, on a search to trap the souls who have created their own worlds.

    Look I was pretty confused too, so can we get past the nonsensical storyline?

    Each area has its own unique qualities, and as you play you will learn new scarf-based abilities, and you will discover the secrets of each area while solving puzzles, jumping to different parts, gliding and so on. Very generic stuff.

    The Good
    The game is quite pretty, everything looks and sounds fine.

    The Bad
    This is a short game, about 2 hours at most. The controls are clunky, and unfortunately a lot of the gameplay is quite tedious. At times it feels more like a walking simulator as opposed to a proper puzzle/platformer. And the fact you will complete it in one sitting and then have no need or want to play it again seems like not the best way to spend £12.

    Overall
    The game is not all bad, I just don't think any single element of the game is particularly good.
    It has value more as walking simulator, something to pass the time instead of something to challenge.

    I score Scarf on PC a 5/10. Could have been so much more.
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