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  • Summary: SAIL THE STARS. BETRAY YOUR QUEEN. MURDER A SUN. Sunless Skies is a Gothic Horror roleplay game with a focus on exploration and exquisite storytelling for PC, Mac and Linux.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Feb 25, 2019
    95
    Sunless Skies' bleak pondering of cosmic horror and colonialism is probably one of the best game narratives of 2019, and one that deserves to be experienced.
  2. 90
    A wonderfully refined sequel that takes everything that was great about the original and expands and improves upon it, making for a much more accessible experience for everyone.
  3. Feb 7, 2019
    90
    It is challenging, yes, but the sensations that it makes you feel are fantastic and they are a big image about the greatness of this adventure.
  4. Feb 5, 2019
    88
    If you like well written stories and an atmospheric world, the follow-up to Sunless Seas might just be the game you want.
  5. Feb 16, 2019
    85
    Sunless Skies is an amazing surprise. It is a very solid RPG and strategy game, and its narrative is one of the best we’ve seen in years.
  6. Feb 1, 2019
    84
    The roguelike Sunless Skies is more accessible than its predecessor and thrilling like a good book through its exciting stories.
  7. Feb 21, 2019
    70
    Sunless Skies is a real "interactive book". In the new game of Failbetter Games there are texts of a really rare quality for a video game, like a good sci-fi novel. Too bad that the strength of Sunless Skies is also its greatest limit: there are often long sequences of readings a bit too verbose and ends in themselves.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Feb 15, 2019
    10
    this game is amazing the atmosphere and writing are flawless this game is one of the best
  2. Sep 9, 2019
    10
    If you can look past the minor annoyances, the writing makes all the sunless games more than worth playing.
  3. Feb 8, 2019
    9
    Its atmospheric, exploration story. Beautiful, otherworldly, quirky and maddening. Between the role playing aspect and the artwork alone makeIts atmospheric, exploration story. Beautiful, otherworldly, quirky and maddening. Between the role playing aspect and the artwork alone make this worth sinking a few dozen hours into. Game play isn't much different then Sunless Sea; Combat-lite mechanics seem just to add a rarely engaging system of story pacing. Though the beautiful setting it worth inching all over it can get repetitive. Expand
  4. Feb 10, 2019
    7
    Sunless Skies é um jogo com uma narrativa tão viva, intensa e complexa que talvez fosse melhor se aplicada em um livro. O jogo como um todoSunless Skies é um jogo com uma narrativa tão viva, intensa e complexa que talvez fosse melhor se aplicada em um livro. O jogo como um todo seria no máximo medíocre se não contasse com essa parte. Seu gameplay é lento e difícil; sua direção de arte é boa, mas sem identidade e pecando em alguns quesitos; sua parte sonora é mediana. Pode valer a pena, porém, se você tiver a paciência para acompanhar uma história incrível. Expand
  5. Feb 4, 2019
    7
    Failbetter live up to there name... Many improvements to Sunless Sea. but Still so much fail.

    Pro's: Great writing, improved User interface
    Failbetter live up to there name... Many improvements to Sunless Sea. but Still so much fail.

    Pro's: Great writing, improved User interface that takes the design of '100 days', gorgeous world design, combat much more dynamic and fun.

    Cons: 70% of the game is doing nothing waiting to get somewhere.. the pacing is awful and ends up you have to grind the same locations to get a slither of story.

    This game tries to be a rogue lite like the first.. but it makes for a terrible roguelite experience as you end up just like the first repeating the same story content. You can turn this off which i recommend.. but you still have to deal with **** movement speed and the wims of autosave.. which just failed on me.
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  6. Feb 16, 2019
    5
    I bought this game on Feb 7 and I haven't played it a lot.
    It's not because I don't like it, it's because of the updates that keep coming
    I bought this game on Feb 7 and I haven't played it a lot.
    It's not because I don't like it, it's because of the updates that keep coming out.
    Just yesterday, there was a 19 Mo patch...
    When I consulted the list of it s' (numerous) fixes, I was unhappily surprised to read that "We're currently working on a major update that will be out in the next month or two..."
    I paid 23€ for this game and, I understand that at launching, there could/would be some minor fixes but, what I don't understand - maybe I'm dumb - is that an obviously unfinished game can be sold, as is.
    This seems to be a new norm for recent games.
    Apparently, gamers are now considered to be Beta testers by editors and developers.
    I'm no Beta tester so, I'll wait a few months for this game to be stabilised and complete before I spend any time playing it.
    For those who are, good luck and keep up your good work !
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  7. Apr 18, 2019
    0
    Sorry, but I just hate everything about this game. Story, unrewarding combat, game stutter/freezes, UI navigation, nothing happens, dieing,Sorry, but I just hate everything about this game. Story, unrewarding combat, game stutter/freezes, UI navigation, nothing happens, dieing, controller support. Expand

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