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6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 106 Ratings

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  • Summary: Tacoma is a narrative-driven adventure set aboard a high-tech space station in the year 2088. Explore every detail of how the station’s crew lived and worked, finding clues that add up to a gripping story of trust, fear, and resolve in the face of disaster.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 56
  2. Negative: 1 out of 56
  1. Aug 1, 2017
    95
    If you want a great story told well, that will last an afternoon, then get Tacoma. It knows what it wants to be, and it does that perfectly.
  2. Aug 14, 2017
    87
    Though short, Tacoma is a great narrative adventure, especially for fans of sci-fi.
  3. Aug 3, 2017
    82
    In spite of its high price and short duration, it is a narrative experience more than recommended for all the lovers of the genre and those who enjoyed the previous title from Fullbright: Gone Home.
  4. Aug 1, 2017
    80
    Tacoma is a beautifully told story filled with real characters and real emotion that you won’t be able to put down until you’ve experienced it in full.
  5. Aug 9, 2017
    73
    Tacoma is a playable science fiction movie with exciting ideas, but gameplay and emotions are lacking.
  6. Aug 2, 2017
    70
    Tacoma has some great characterisation and is a very different breed of science fiction, but my enjoyment was sapped by one key mistake in how the story was told. It also has issues with loading and can be somewhat bland to look at, but looking around you, the environmental storytelling is top-notch. By the end, I’d become invested in these characters, but not necessarily their plight.
  7. Aug 23, 2017
    40
    Sadly, Tacoma, the new game from the creators of Gone Home, is not the best example of interactive storytelling.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Sep 29, 2017
    10
    Amazing exposition, correct language text, the ability to pick up every single object in the game to examine it! This is a detailed orientedAmazing exposition, correct language text, the ability to pick up every single object in the game to examine it! This is a detailed oriented person's fantasy realized. I love being able to piece together the story as it doesn't always add up immediately. I've really enjoyed being able to figure out the lives of the crew members. Expand
  2. Apr 15, 2018
    9
    I'm seeing that a lot of people had issues with the price but I got it in the humble bundle so I'm fine with that. I liked the story and feltI'm seeing that a lot of people had issues with the price but I got it in the humble bundle so I'm fine with that. I liked the story and felt that most of the characters had interesting personalities. I also like the twist that came at the end of the story. Overall, good story and pretty game. I would give it a 8.7 overall. Expand
  3. Sep 29, 2019
    8
    You do nothing except thinking and exploring still you get no bored. Brillantly thought storyline. Masterful design.
  4. Jul 14, 2018
    7
    Haiku Review: Search a space station / Discover what happened there / Where did they all go
    Favorite Thing: It's a walking simulator (in
    Haiku Review: Search a space station / Discover what happened there / Where did they all go
    Favorite Thing: It's a walking simulator (in space) so thankfully uncovering the story was enjoyable. It's just short enough to not overstay its welcome.
    Least Favorite Thing: The game is not really much other than walking and listening. It could have used a little more puzzling.

    Date Completed: 2018-07-12
    Playtime: ~ 2h
    Enjoyment: 7/10
    Recommendation: If you're a fan of walking simulators or scifi then go for it.
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  5. Aug 2, 2017
    6
    Tacoma has the same flaws of Gone Home (the game is very short and the player can only passively observe a story that played out before youTacoma has the same flaws of Gone Home (the game is very short and the player can only passively observe a story that played out before you ever arrived), but none of Tacoma's characters have a story as interesting or emotionally resonant as the sister's story from Gone Home. The fact that a space station ends up being less interesting than an empty 90s suburban house feels like a tremendous failure of the developer's imagination. Expand
  6. Sep 20, 2018
    6
    I think it's an alright narrative experience. So you go around watching recorded events in AR on a spacetation: think pokemon Go but theI think it's an alright narrative experience. So you go around watching recorded events in AR on a spacetation: think pokemon Go but the people are little more than outlines in a solid color. Your main character doesn't talk save for a few lines at the very beginning and very end. It becomes clear why, for story purposes, the developers had to do this. If they had changed that part of story then the main character could have commented on things and I think the game would have been much better for it. However as the game is there were about 2 moments that choked me up a bit. The end didn't really shock me and I think it falls flat. BUT HEY, it's an interesting hour experience. Expand
  7. czt
    Aug 6, 2017
    0
    I give ZERO score for every unity based title which claim "full controller support" and directinput controllers not handled correctly.I give ZERO score for every unity based title which claim "full controller support" and directinput controllers not handled correctly. "Developers" learn from ex. Layers of Fear, Syberia 3... Expand

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