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  • Summary: Someday You'll Return is a story-driven psychological horror game about a desperate search for a missing daughter deep in the woods where you swore you'd never return, brought to you by the creative duo behind J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 22, 2020
    100
    Someday You‘ll Return offers a deeply intimate, coherent storyline experience resonating in every player according to their own personal experiences, fears, pains and remorse. [Issue#302]
  2. Jul 6, 2020
    80
    Delightfully creepy and packed with content, Someday You’ll Return will keep you on the edge of your seat with its exploration of a dark forest and darker forces and leave you pondering what it all means when it’s finally over.
  3. May 25, 2020
    75
    Someday You’ll Return is an incredible game with some slips that tarnish the experience. These problems don't ruin the game, of course, but they prevent it from being a must-play. Anyway, it manages to be a recommendable title and, above all, a different one: a breath of fresh air in the first-person horror genre.
  4. May 5, 2020
    60
    As a horror game Someday You'll Return falls short of the greats. It's not going to take the market by storm like Five Nights At Freddy's, or start a long-running legacy like Silent Hill. But it's still good for a lot of tense, harrowing moments, and a few sequences of pure terror, and the story it tells is absolutely one worth hearing. The game has plenty of pitfalls and you will likely encounter some boredom. But for everything about the game that falls flat, there's more than enough to admire, respect, and fear about Someday You'll Return.
  5. Jun 9, 2020
    60
    There's an undeniable beauty and some unique ideas in Someday You'll Return, however, the overall experience fails to serve those good ideas and build on them in a proper way.
  6. May 21, 2020
    53
    Someday You’ll Return is an ambitious failure. It tries to cram together too many disparate game systems while failing to handle narrative and character in a way that could’ve made this game work. I wanted to like it; I went into it with great enthusiasm and quit it with an equally intense frustration.
  7. May 8, 2020
    40
    Someday You'll Return looked promising and starts quite well. But quickly, due to some weird choices in terms of interactions, awful acting and a lot of bugs, it just turns into a disappointing and frustrating experience to which you'll never want to return.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. May 16, 2020
    10
    Это вот то как надо делать хоррор-бродилки!!! Здесь есть всё что давненько не было сотнях подобных! Диалоги, звуки, музыка на высоте! (НуЭто вот то как надо делать хоррор-бродилки!!! Здесь есть всё что давненько не было сотнях подобных! Диалоги, звуки, музыка на высоте! (Ну кроме криков бабских) Графоний - четкий почти без изъянов - природа, подземелья, бункер. Визуальная составляющая убеждает.
    Единственные минусы это: Много мелочей для разгадок которые валяются где-то в лесу с неудобной навигацией! Но в остальном игра любителям бродилок типа "vanishing of ethan carter" - зайдет! 8-10
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  2. Nov 1, 2020
    10
    Great game with a very interesting story, especially interesting for czech players.
  3. Jan 25, 2022
    10
    The game is great, the story, puzzles, game mechanics, atmosphere and sound is at a high level.
  4. May 28, 2020
    9
    One of the best games of the year. A very small indie studio gave us a 20 hour+ exploring adventure similar to an AAA game. A must have
  5. May 8, 2020
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Someday You'll Return is story adventure in first person, realistic forests with unnatural and horror features, puzzles and other activities.

    Story 5/5

    Gameplay 4/5

    Replay value 4/5

    Graphics 4/5

    Music and sounds 4.5/5

    Hardware requirements?
    Mid and High Gaming.

    How difficult?
    Normal. Hard.

    How many hours?
    15-25.

    Similar games to SYR?
    Gameplay: What Becomes of Edith Finch, Gone Home, Return of the Obra Dinn, J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars, Metro 2033
    Grafically: Bioshock: Infinite

    Verdict

    9/10

    Name of game “Someday You'll Return” comes from what Daniel said once, never to return here. Why - we find that out close to the end and slowly get to know why and what place Stela ran off to and why our character is such a nerve-strain. It is maybe quite usual story, relationship between father and daughter?

    World is opening up in parts while previous ones are closing up. There are parts where is stealth, running, climbing, swimming. Puzzles are solved with help of found notes. Reality intersects with supernatural. When we end up in danger, we are defenseless to some extent.

    Crafting of more complicated items is made by blueprint and every item which can be dismantled and combined is labelled with icon. Game linearity makes progression easier but takes away possibility of acquiring all not found collectibles that are plenty in this game.

    Outside of main storyline, we can read about history of places which we visit, and that will clear up even what we experienced. Exceptional atmosphere is underlined by great music together with newly introduced locations. Beautiful nature is not the only thing that history of forest is hiding.

    Game is not without its issues, the prominent one and maybe negligible is fluctuation of video smoothness. Environment is stunning at maxed out details but we will prefer quick video responsiveness in many moments. That is why it is good to expect lagging.

    Story is extensive and it is possible we will not know what and where to, but all we need to know is hidden somewhere, or it just needs to be understood. I was delighted that psychological horror can fulfil my curious questions at the end and pass my expectations.
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  6. Oct 2, 2021
    9
    This game does have it's weaknesses but overall it does an amazing job on pretty much everything! Great, immersive atmosphere, intruigingThis game does have it's weaknesses but overall it does an amazing job on pretty much everything! Great, immersive atmosphere, intruiging story, good balance of horror elements. Some difficult puzzles and horrifying enemies. The only thing I would criticize is that it's possible to miss out on A LOT if you are not extremely thorough. The open world is huge and the game does little to guide you. Expand
  7. Jun 20, 2020
    7
    La versione, analizzata in questo testo, sia quella successiva all’aggiornamento dei contenuti. Quindi, basandomi solamente su ciò che hoLa versione, analizzata in questo testo, sia quella successiva all’aggiornamento dei contenuti. Quindi, basandomi solamente su ciò che ho potuto provare, Someday You’ll Return si rivela un titolo che ha alcuni “debiti” con giochi dello stesso genere pur presentando una discreta quantità di personalità propria. La scelta di inserire meccaniche legate all’uso degli attrezzi e alla creazione di pozioni risulta apprezzabile, nonostante renda il ritmo di gioco più lento e pacato. Perciò, al netto di pro e contro, mi sento di consigliare questo gioco a chi abbia apprezzato videogiochi come Blair Witch e possieda una buona conoscenza dell’inglese data l’assenza di sottotitoli e doppiaggio in italiano. Expand

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