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  • Summary: An unusual mix of adventure and idle game. In utter loneliness deep below the surface, it's your task to wait for the awakening of your king... for 400 days.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Mar 5, 2020
    90
    Every so often a game comes along that is so audacious it reminds me how conventional and pedestrian many of the games that I’ve reviewed — and liked — are by comparison. This level of creativity reinvigorates my expectation of what games can be.
  2. Mar 25, 2020
    80
    A beautifully morbid adventure game that imposes its own mechanics of time management on the player's reality, causing either introspection or frustration. Ironically launched in a period where time is plenty and fruitful introspection is sorely needed.
  3. 75
    The Longing’s gripping storyline and multiple endings clash with the lack of puzzles and too many pauses. Worth to try if you are looking for an original story, but if you love to have your brain continuously tested and challenged, this is not your cup of tea.
  4. Mar 24, 2020
    70
    No, THE LONGING isn't perfect. It could definitely be so much more than what it is. More specifically, for something that's supposed to last for more than an actual year, you won't exactly swim in content while playing it. On the other hand, of course, this was never about "content," but about getting engrossed into it all, and letting the dark, empty caves become part of you. It's hard to verbally explain how something so… non-gamey achieves that, and, yeah, it won't satisfy just about anyone, but lovers of indie titles with unique concepts are advised to try this out.
  5. Mar 5, 2020
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. CD-Action
    Apr 17, 2020
    60
    An intriguing idea of a game but unfortunately lacks soul. [05/2020, p.77]
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  1. Apr 20, 2020
    The Longing is one of those video games that dares you to see it through. Guiding a barely mobile creature who can’t be bothered to pick up the pace a little seems so nonsensical and completely antithetical to fun but if you’re the kind of person that likes to find their own unique brand of fun in video games - like following the rules of the road in Grand Theft Auto - then The Longing is bound to trigger some sort of positive electrical charge. And because much of the game can be accomplished while you’re away, it’s the kind of game you can have going on in the background as you sit through the latest Zoom meeting. Given the uniqueness and special circumstances of reviewing The Longing, Darkstation does not give it a score.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 20, 2020
    10
    Крохотный шедевр,заставляющий взглянуть на тоску с другой стороны)
  2. Apr 3, 2020
    9
    o jogo ele bom com uma ideia boa mecânicas incríveis mas tem um problema o personagem anda muito lento ele demora em media 15 minutos prao jogo ele bom com uma ideia boa mecânicas incríveis mas tem um problema o personagem anda muito lento ele demora em media 15 minutos pra chegar em um lugar distante eu sei q 15 minutos não e nada comparado a 400 dias mas se ele andasse mais rápido ajudaria muito Expand