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  • Summary: How long has it been? A man sits in a distant getaway cabin waiting for his wife Serena. Where is she? Things in the cabin evoke memories, and the husband comes to a disturbing realization... This short point-and-click adventure is the result of a massive collaborative effort between dozensHow long has it been? A man sits in a distant getaway cabin waiting for his wife Serena. Where is she? Things in the cabin evoke memories, and the husband comes to a disturbing realization... This short point-and-click adventure is the result of a massive collaborative effort between dozens of fans and designers of adventure games. Expand
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  1. Feb 12, 2014
    40
    The beginning is interesting, the storytelling experiment works well. But technical and design flaws make this tale terrifying for the wrong reasons.
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  1. May 24, 2014
    10
    Serena, по сути, не игра - это коротенькая интерактивная история. Здесь нет ни паззлов, ни выбора реплик - геймплейно это такая кастрированнаяSerena, по сути, не игра - это коротенькая интерактивная история. Здесь нет ни паззлов, ни выбора реплик - геймплейно это такая кастрированная поинт-энд-клик адвенчура с неспешным кликаньем на все предметы по многу раз. Единственное что от вас требуется - быть достаточно внимательным, чтобы собрать отдельные кусочки мазайки в единую картину.
    Однако, что касается сюжета, тут нет никаких нареканий. История вышла вполне интересной и атмосферной, а неожиданная концовка лишь добавляет проекту шарма. Благодаря короткой продолжительности (прохождение займет у вас около получаса) однообразный игровой процесс не успевает надоесть, а бесплатность и низкие требования позволяют порекомендовать ее к прохождению любому владельцу ПК.
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  2. Oct 5, 2015
    8
    First off, for fans of dark storytelling games, Its DEFINITELY worth a play through, especially since its free and only takes about an hour.First off, for fans of dark storytelling games, Its DEFINITELY worth a play through, especially since its free and only takes about an hour. There isn't much on the gameplay side of it but the story makes up for it. It was very interesting and the plot twist was definitely not what I expected. Some of the dialogue was a little weird and I feel the gameplay (and the game as a whole) could have been better. The atmosphere was pretty good however and all in all a very dark interesting story that you should check out if you have an hour to spend. Expand
  3. Feb 1, 2014
    8
    Let me sum up this game:

    You walk around in a wooden cabin, examining stuff. Reading letters. Opening drawers. Not solving any puzzles.
    Let me sum up this game:

    You walk around in a wooden cabin, examining stuff.
    Reading letters.
    Opening drawers.
    Not solving any puzzles.
    Hearing the comments of the main characters with a good voice acting.
    Unfolding the story, which gets creepier and creepier.

    I bet this sounds familiar to some of you...

    Anyway, graphics are very good, length is about 45min/1 hour if you listen to everything, but never gets boring and it's pretty interesting how the mood (and thus the comments of the character and the graphical appearance of the cabin) changes during the course of the game and gets, like I said above, more and more creepier and darker.

    But the best thing about this is, you haven't paid 20$ for it.
    Or anything, since it's FREE.
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  4. Jun 24, 2015
    6
    A very nice little short point-and-click adventure game, very nice story, very nice plot twist, good voice acting and nice graphics. IA very nice little short point-and-click adventure game, very nice story, very nice plot twist, good voice acting and nice graphics. I recommend people who like a good story or point-and-click games should get this game, and best of all it's free! Expand
  5. May 19, 2019
    5
    Half and half. The beginning was fine but later developed so patchy; background music and narrator were fine, though.
  6. Nov 16, 2014
    5
    Considering that it's free and takes about 30-60 minutes to complete, you can't say that it's a waste of either money or time. There are someConsidering that it's free and takes about 30-60 minutes to complete, you can't say that it's a waste of either money or time. There are some nice ideas in it, visually it is very well done and the genre isn't overpopulated just yet, so there's room for titles like Serena.

    But if you like unsettling horror adventure games, both Gone Home and Dear Esther offer a better experience. The immersion in Serena just isn't there; too many goofy references to gaming history on the bookshelf that have no place in the game and clash with the atmosphere. The voice acting of the main character isn't the worst, but since it conveys half the story, it could have been far better.

    And as a game it fails because you feel yourself stumbling through the story more than finding your way, play Stanley's Parable for a game that shows you what can be done in that sense.

    There's a few nice moments in here and the price is right, but if you have a long backlog of unplayed adventure games, odds are most of them will be more rewarding.
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  7. Mar 4, 2020
    0
    This was terrible...
    H.P Lovecraft's story may have been great but this game just sucks. Good thing it's free but still a shame of the time
    This was terrible...
    H.P Lovecraft's story may have been great but this game just sucks. Good thing it's free but still a shame of the time I'll never get back.
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