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  • Summary: STAY is a nail-biting tale of abduction and isolation, where every single second counts. A pixel-art adventure game with multiple routes and endings, your computer is tethered to a PC inside an abandoned house... where an abducted man finds himself trapped and in desperate need of help.
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  1. May 18, 2018
    80
    STAY is a game that requires dedication, both to its digital protagonist and its puzzle solving, and features the kind of narrative that’s best digested via discussion with others who’ve played it. Eccentricities aside, it provides the kind of fodder that transcends the superficial and is recommended for anybody willing to face a slice of real-world drama.
  2. May 24, 2018
    60
    STAY starts as an nail-biting adventure that's hard to let go of - literally and figuratively. Soon enough, however, it will become an exercise in frustration, partly because of the slow pace of it all, but mainly due to some bad design choices, with the aggravatingly cryptic, and speed-bumpy puzzles taking the biscuit.
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  1. May 31, 2018
    10
    Stay is an independent video game worth every cent of the ten dollar or less price tag. Sure it has some flaws, but they are buried in anStay is an independent video game worth every cent of the ten dollar or less price tag. Sure it has some flaws, but they are buried in an engaging, story teller RPG. Artwork, music and heart bring this game together into a thoughtful, entertaining title. Expand
  2. Nov 6, 2018
    10
    Stay is an indie game created with all the affection and dedication of its developers Appnormals. At first look, it looks like a storytellingStay is an indie game created with all the affection and dedication of its developers Appnormals. At first look, it looks like a storytelling game where you can take decisions in specific moments, but the truth is that this game goes deeper than that.

    The story starts with Quinn, the main character, being in a dangerous situation and he desperately ask for help using a text chat in a computer. In this moment is when you, the player, receive his help message and you will become his only contact in the world and his last ray of hope.

    Afterwards, Quinn will tell you what happened to him, which is his story and will ask for advice to know what to do in certain situations. However, is not like he will do exactly what you tell him to do. Quinn is a person and, even if you are the only person he can talk, he won’t trust you to tell you his secrets from start. You will have to gain Quinn’s confidence with your actions, just as the game advances. First, you will be strangers to each other, but slowly you will turn into acquaintances and even friends. Just what happens when you meet a person in real life.

    The game doesn’t consist only in read text and take decisions. While you are talking with Quinn you can see him in a corner of the screen with a beautiful pixel art as if he was using a webcam. Using this feature you will see his reactions when you give him advices and even when he is lying to you.

    Quinn is in a dangerous situation and he won’t be talking with you all the time. He will decide if he needs time to stay alone or if he is going to investigate the place where he is trying to find some clues. In this part is where the great pixel art of Stay really shines showing us Quinn’s movements when he is not using the computer and the world that surrounds him. Due to it you can see Quinn’s suffering and his attempts trying to face the different situations he is in. That really makes you want to help him even more.

    In specific moments, while Quinn is investigating, will find something or objects that take his interest and become a puzzle that you will have to solve so he can continue the adventure. In my opinion, I love the way that puzzles are introduced in the game. You look at it and you will have to know how to solve it without any extra help. When you solve them it’s really gratifying, but it is true that some puzzles that you find later in the story are really hard without any hint.

    I want to highlight the gorgeous OST. I really loved it. It makes you feel Quinn’s loneliness and his efforts to survive. It is difficult to explain all this sensations with words, so I recommend that when people play it they must use headphones. In that moment they will understand what I’m trying to say.

    Taking all that into account is how yours and Quinn’s adventure pass while you are enjoying the pixel art and the OST together with the humanity of its main character. All these features make that you really go deep into the game and that you think even about your own life.

    Every person had been in a hard situation in their lives. In one hand, there are those people that were lucky and they had someone who could help them. On the other hand, there are the people that hadn’t someone to talk about the situation and, even if they can’t do it, they scream from their insides “Help!”. Quinn would be in the second group of people, isolated from the world and asking for help in a text chat without even knowing if he will receive an answer.

    In my opinion, I really enjoyed the game and I hope that lots of people answers his help message. I answered and I started this adventure with Quinn in the mysterious story of Stay. An adventure I will never forget and that I will play it again for sure. The saddest thing is that he will forget about me and our adventure together.

    My friend Quinn, I won’t forget.
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  3. Jun 22, 2018
    10
    Stay is an amazing game full of heart and that deserves a chance. You won't regret it.
  4. Jun 28, 2018
    10
    Ok... I just killed Quinn... I'm going to give it another go later, but just wanted to drop a thumb up really quick, because this is a prettyOk... I just killed Quinn... I'm going to give it another go later, but just wanted to drop a thumb up really quick, because this is a pretty cool game. So far haven't had issues with puzzles, although I haven't got to the ones people are saying are the most challenging ones. But I love the details in symbols, quotes and references, and that somehow Quinn gets to your nerves.

    Great game!
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  5. Aug 3, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. El juego, simplemente, es una joya. Me encariñé bastante rápido con Quinn, sin mencionar de qué el personaje se sentía lo suficientemente real como para llegar a ser cruel con él. Es como si realmente estuieras hablando con un amigo con serios problemas en su vida personal. La música simplemente es magnífica y acompaña muy bien la estética del juego. La adoro. Lo recomiendo a menos que el que lo lea también tega problemas mentales (Quinn 2 lol). En fin, un gran juego :3. Si no llega a hacerse muy popular, diría que es un juego de culto. Expand
  6. Jan 13, 2019
    9
    STAY is more than just a game, is a journey. Every moment, dialog and item of this game has a meaning and when you understand that, the gameSTAY is more than just a game, is a journey. Every moment, dialog and item of this game has a meaning and when you understand that, the game gets even better. The artwork and music are also great pros! Give it a chance. Expand
  7. Jul 31, 2018
    3
    Lo siento mucho por los desarrolladores, pero odie mucho este juego, no solo no me encariñe con el personaje principal, sino que el ritmo esLo siento mucho por los desarrolladores, pero odie mucho este juego, no solo no me encariñe con el personaje principal, sino que el ritmo es muuuy lento, nunca se puede pasar el texto.. lo graficos cumplen, la musica y repetitiva y los efectos de sonido brillan por su ausencia. El insulto final es que al terminar el juego la secuencia de creditos no se puede saltar ni acelerar ni nada.. hay que dejarla pasar muuuy lentamente con la misma musica deprimente de todo el juego. Expand

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