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  • Summary: Overcome emotional struggles across a touching narrative filled with twists and surprises. Embark on a dream-like journey, with breathtaking artistic direction and the enthralling voice of Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones, Skins).

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Shady Part of Me Launch Trailer | Game Awards 2020
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Dec 10, 2020
    85
    Excellent gameplay, unique ideas, and a strong presentation make for an easily recommendable narrative puzzle platformer.
  2. Dec 17, 2020
    85
    Shady Part of Me has captivated us with its stunning artistic direction and its creativity. The puzzles are cleverly constructed and based on an efficient physics engine. The dual gameplay is used to its fullest potential and is constantly renewed with new ideas and elements that will challenge you without being overwhelming. In addition, the sublime soundtrack featuring Hannah Murray certainly won't disappoint.
  3. CD-Action
    Jul 23, 2021
    85
    This cute, well-designed and relaxing little gem takes playing with light and shadows to the next level. Its gameplay is based on the cooperation between a little girl that’s afraid of light, and her shadow twin who helps her in her journey through magical, a little surrealistic and beautifully drawn environments. [02/2021, p.42]
  4. Dec 10, 2020
    80
    If Shady Part of Me’s narrative was a little less vague, the story would probably have greater stakes than are evident. None of that compromises the high standards of design and the entertaining challenge of the game itself, though, and the visual diversity of each act ensures that the black-and-white aesthetic never seems the least bit drab.
  5. Dec 21, 2020
    77
    Shady Part of Me tells a compelling story of solitude, resistance and self-consciousness. Douze Dixièmes' first game is a delicate one, a realistic portrait of a tribulated adolescence.
  6. Dec 14, 2020
    76
    A Shady Part of Me is short and could be completed in an evening or two, so it’s much easier to digest what’s on offer before the simplicity of it wears you out. Overall, I would love to have seen more complexity in my time with it, or simply deeper twists on an already crowded genre. If not mechanically then emotionally. LIMBO and INSIDE were standouts not only because of the mechanics but the world-building and tension as well. Likewise, Braid was an homage that never squandered on difficulty. I hope that what comes next from this studio is a bit more daring than what came before it, as A Shady Part of Me inspires confidence.
  7. Dec 12, 2020
    70
    Without ever revolutionizing the genre and endowed with less inspired passages, this puzzle and platform game, able to test the most lively minds, merges content and form to transcribe a duality that is both playful and visual.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Dec 17, 2020
    10
    "Shady Part of Me" is a beautiful short but interessting puzzle platformer, if you like this black, grew art-style you will love it
  2. Jan 11, 2021
    10
    This is one of the best games I played in 2020. It is a short game but it is enjoyable. When I first began my first minutes in this game, IThis is one of the best games I played in 2020. It is a short game but it is enjoyable. When I first began my first minutes in this game, I got completely lost in it. I was not able to quit playing because it was able to catch my attention immediately. But well, here are my impressions.

    The story could have the meaning that you want, the game gives you some clues about it but the best part is that you could give it any sense that you want. The design of the scenarios and the game itself is magnificent and the optimization of the game is amazing too. The audio experience was brilliant, I was playing the game with my Hi-Fi AMP and the experience the game gives was pretty good and enjoyable. The music was really touching and the effects were really good. I believe that there are many things that are pretty good about this game and I recommend everyone to give it a try but be careful, there are many things to look at, if you rush here then you will miss many things.

    My favorite things from the game were the soundtrack, the ambient of the game, and the story too.
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  3. Aug 10, 2021
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. music, gamplay, locations... 7-8/10 but all in one... they are in harmony... the ending could have been more incredible having the same meaning, as I think. I would have put 10/10, if not for the boring ending. I'm glad that I accidentally stumbled upon this game. Expand
  4. Dec 28, 2020
    9
    A direção de arte e a trilha sonora são bem bonitinhas, as mecânicas de puzzle do jogo são bem legais e a história é profunda. SimplesmenteA direção de arte e a trilha sonora são bem bonitinhas, as mecânicas de puzzle do jogo são bem legais e a história é profunda. Simplesmente incrível. Expand
  5. Dec 13, 2020
    8
    Shady Part of Me
    Facing your fears
    Shady Part of Me is a 4 hour long puzzle platformer where you play asa girl whos afraid of the light, but
    Shady Part of Me
    Facing your fears
    Shady Part of Me is a 4 hour long puzzle platformer where you play asa girl whos afraid of the light, but you also play as her shadow.
    Shady Part of me starts as one of the most unique gaming experiences ive played in a while.. youll be going back and forth between the two characters, pulling levers and items to help the other progress, and for its first half its absolutely magical, reminding me a lot of limbo… howver Shady Part of Me suffers from the same thing I believe limbo does… and that’s just its second half being boggges down with too much puzzle… this is Shady Part of Me’s biggest issue.. it starts out amazing, you forget this is a puzzle game just due to the fact that interacting with its world is so fun, you cant wait to see what the next section has to offer… and then you get smacked with the same old boring cogs and factory nonsense, really killing the magic for me in this game… it gets more and more tiresome the more the game goes on as it loses focus, it stops trying to tell you a story and deliver magic and just starts hitting you over the head with puzzle puzzle puzzle, the game starts to feel like forumelic sections of puzzles rather than a a well crafted and clever experience much like unravel that shady part of me starts as…
    That being said Shady Part of Me is a great puzzle game and its first half is all magic, its just a shame it turns to the same old puzzle platforming stuff towards the end that weve all seen a million times..
    I give Shady Part of Me
    a 7.5/10
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  6. Dec 31, 2020
    0
    If the taste you are looking for is a work of art such as journey, gris, limbo, inside, edith finch with its visuality, storytelling style andIf the taste you are looking for is a work of art such as journey, gris, limbo, inside, edith finch with its visuality, storytelling style and game mechanics, this game is definitely not such a game. visually perfect yes, it was this that fooled me too, stole my money and time. But the game is all about push a box, pull a box, turn off the light. no entry, no improvement, no results. Why did you make a game that is no different from solving sudoku with such a beautiful visual art, why did you end up cursing the game by increasing expectations It is a pity that while it could be a perfect project, one regrets that a newspaper cannot go beyond the additional puzzle. Expand