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  • Summary: The Great Perhaps is a time travel puzzle game about an astronaut returning to Earth destroyed by natural cataclysms. There, among the ruins he finds an unusual artifact — an old lantern, in the light of which you can see glimpses of another time and travel to the past.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Aug 14, 2019
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Aug 13, 2019
    74
    The Great Perhaps does not offer anything that we haven’t seen before in its gameplay, but there is an understated beauty in its presentation that I found haunting (literally … you’ll see). The trial-and-error nature of some of its puzzles may cause you to reach for a bottle of Vodka in frustration, but its world has a certain sad and subdued charm that will, in both past and present, motivate you to keep trudging along in order to save it.
  3. Aug 13, 2019
    70
    A short but charming adventure in which atmosphere and style are more important than clever puzzles and creative design decisions.
  4. Sep 26, 2019
    50
    TheGreat Perhaps sounds like a missed opportunity to deliver a truly enjoyable and unique piece of adventure.
  5. Nov 4, 2019
    40
    The Great Perhaps has a lot of good ideas yet fails to devote enough attention to them, raising lots of questions but not answering many. While the artwork and music are highlights, they’re not enough to balance out what is otherwise a disappointing experience.
  6. Sep 11, 2019
    40
    Inspired by the great adventures and platformers of the last decade, The Great Perhaps doesn’t have even an ounce of their charm and magic.
  7. Aug 13, 2019
    20
    Even as The Great Perhaps evolves and introduces new mechanics, it struggles to capture the magic its story so desperately tries to evoke. The idea of traveling back in time to celebrate your history, to get closure for a life that passed you by; it tastes bitter without the sweet. If only Caligari could travel back in time and tell themselves that perhaps a gimmick does not a game make. Until then, this game is far from great.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. Aug 17, 2019
    10
    This game is just so good! I was so immersed in the discovery of this bizarre world and the time-travel aspect is such a great addition. FirstThis game is just so good! I was so immersed in the discovery of this bizarre world and the time-travel aspect is such a great addition. First and foremost here is the ATMOSPHERE. I mean it is THAT good, trust me. Music, sound, artwork are always at the right place and right time (pun intended). Voice acting is strange but in a good way.
    Of course the game is not perfect but it is a low-budget Indie for Christs sake! And it is studio's debut. I wish every debut was like that. Anyway, highly RECOMMEND!
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  2. Aug 15, 2019
    9
    Amazing atmosphere, art and music. I love how smart and deep this game can be even tho I wouldn't call it a game with hard and uniqueAmazing atmosphere, art and music. I love how smart and deep this game can be even tho I wouldn't call it a game with hard and unique gameplay. Main mechanic is a joy to play around with. That's what i call a great Indie. Expand
  3. Aug 15, 2019
    9
    A solid indie with some interesting gameplay elements that aren’t anything we haven’t seen before but is enjoyable anyway. I loved theA solid indie with some interesting gameplay elements that aren’t anything we haven’t seen before but is enjoyable anyway. I loved the interactive score in the game as well as the beautiful melancholic visuals. Never thought I’d dig Soviet aesthetic, but I did! I also wish I could get all the references written in Russian, I’m sure there were a lot. Recommend to anyone who likes a games with nice visuals and immersive atmosphere. Expand
  4. Aug 15, 2019
    8
    Games that allow me to plunge into such a touching, complex and wise story are extremely rare. I finished The Great Perhaps in one evening andGames that allow me to plunge into such a touching, complex and wise story are extremely rare. I finished The Great Perhaps in one evening and it was amazing. The atmosphere is enhanced by the stunning music. And the art reminds that this is the first project of an indie studio that follows their own vision and wants to bring something of their own. In any case, it's all about the story and how you perceive it. Expand