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  • Summary: Traverse a harmonious hand painted forest in this first person hike. The trees guide you with gentle whispers, as you explore a philosophical story.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 10, 2021
    90
    None of these are things that alter the story in any tangible way, but they make the player a part of what’s happening in a way that ties into that theme of connectedness. This isn’t your story, but you’re still part of it, even as a passive observer. It’s a story that will continue with or without you, but that doesn’t mean you’re not connected to it as part of the same Bigger Thing as the forest that’s telling the tale.
  2. Jan 13, 2021
    90
    A magical, meditative experience that blends a surrealist painterly art style with majestic choral music and an imaginative narrative delivery, Sunlight is quite a special game. It won’t be for everyone but if you’re looking for a 30 minute diversion from the trials and tribulations of modern day life, Sunlight is a fantastic diversion.
  3. 90
    Developed by Krillbite Studios and an indirect sequel of their previous game The Plan, Sunlight brings an exciting perspective on walking simulators. Far from replicating the environments in their past work such as the terrorizing atmosphere in Among The Sleep or the dreadful cities in Mosaic, this relaxing narrative adventure displays a more natural aesthetic, with both the auditive and visual aspects in it being genuinely delightful.
  4. Jan 14, 2021
    80
    Sunlight is certainly not for everyone, with a niche place as an art game more akin to Flower or Mountain than even other walking simulators. Nonetheless it's something that certainly will find a home and has a definite impact. Given what we’ve seen in the world in 2020 and the start of 2021, this little moment of peace is much needed.
  5. Jan 21, 2021
    80
    Sunlight will certainly be beneficial to players who enjoy games like Flower and are looking for a meditation-like place where they can get away from it all for a while. This game would also be a great place for players to return to as a quick-fix to relax. That said, I think to keep Sunlight impactful and interesting over a longer haul, updating the stories would be needed. Overall, Sunlight is worth the short time it takes to complete and makes for the ultimate respite if you need somewhere to restore your thoughts. Even without the visuals, the music and story combined are enough to create a perfect nest that embodies calm, meditation, and awareness of your body. Given the world we live in right now, Sunlight couldn’t have come at a better time.
  6. Jan 15, 2021
    80
    Whilst very brief and slightly obsolete in its gameplay, Sunlight provides an ambitious and rich narrative experiment, offering keen insight into concepts of impermanence, sensation and mortality.
  7. Jan 14, 2021
    70
    Sunlight manages to offer a quick, but effective, relief with its dreamlike story, painteresque forest and gorgeous choir rendition of Tchaikovsky's "Hymn of the Cherubim”.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jan 20, 2021
    9
    Eu nem me sinto muito confortável falando de Sunlight. Ele é uma experiência tão íntima e pessoal que o ideal é vivê-la no seu próprio tempo —Eu nem me sinto muito confortável falando de Sunlight. Ele é uma experiência tão íntima e pessoal que o ideal é vivê-la no seu próprio tempo — mergulhar nessa história transcendental sem qualquer ideia do seu desenrolar e psicologicamente preparado para revisitar seu próprio passado em uma viagem com um destino agridoce. Expand
  2. Dec 7, 2021
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The story is a bit cryptic, but it seems to be about a young protagonist who ate peyote by accident and decided to share the insights they got from their experience. It's told from many voices at once, presumably to dissolve the concept of identity. It's a nice experience, albeit a bit slow and unstimulating gameplay-wise. Expand
  3. Apr 14, 2021
    6
    Sunlight
    Great message, not so great experience
    Sunlight sets out to hit you with a powerful message, and it does. The game starts with an
    Sunlight
    Great message, not so great experience
    Sunlight sets out to hit you with a powerful message, and it does.
    The game starts with an Eckhart tolle sounding dude hitting you with some philosophy and then youre off in this beautiful world with beautiful calming music, at first I was absolutely in love with this game, its art style, the various narrators as I play the game.. picking the flowers in the forest, and just relaxing, meditating.. and then eventually the game stops doing anything new… and the magic just crumbled right in front of me… my issue isn’t that this game is just 40 minutes of walking forward, my issue is that its just a procedurally generated loop of walking through the same sections of the forest, you don’t get a feel for the life in this forest, you don’t get a feel for its charcter, something I feel the ultimate message would have benefitted from.. instead of wonder like you start with, youre just impatiently wanting to get to the end and see what the pay off is…
    Youre gonna play sunlight and its either going to annoy you or make you think wow, what a cool game… but a bit more character and care into the world building for the experience leading up to the part that makes it cool would’ve been appreciated..
    I give Sunlight
    a 6/10
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  4. Oct 2, 2021
    1
    Скучно. Бессмысленная трата времени.
    История рассказанная в игре не требует игры. Она самостоятельна. Оттого геймплея от слова нет совсем,
    Скучно. Бессмысленная трата времени.
    История рассказанная в игре не требует игры. Она самостоятельна. Оттого геймплея от слова нет совсем, даже буквально идти в симуляторе ходьбы не обязательно. Только в момент тишины подойти к цвяточку.
    Бесспорно художественная часть произведения прекрасна, игра нарисована очень качественно.
    Сама история по себе... Не удерживает внимание и из себя представляет нечто скучное и неинтересное.
    Звуковое сопровождение не особо подходит и потому мне совершенно не понравилось.
    В общем, думаю, суть понятна: оно того не стоит, благо проходится за 30 минут и можно рефанднуть.
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