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  • Summary: Coming back to the family hotel after years, a young woman finds herself trapped with the ghosts from her past and an old cellular telephone as the only way to unveil a terrible truth.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 38
  2. Negative: 5 out of 38
  1. Feb 17, 2020
    90
    The Suicide of the Rachel Foster is a masterpiece in atmospheric storytelling. The slow-paced unveiling of the truth is crafted meticulously, and whilst the ultimate ending is a little disappointing, that doesn’t make the journey any less thrilling. The game knows exactly how to manipulate emotions and does so throughout. Equal parts intriguing, frightening, disturbing, and thrilling, The Suicide of Rachel Foster sets a new high-bar for the already strong first person exploration genre.
  2. Feb 17, 2020
    80
    The Suicide of Rachel Foster is an engaging and pulse-pounding look at a family's dark past set in a fabulously spooky abandoned hotel.
  3. Feb 18, 2020
    80
    Anyone who likes walking simulators or solid mysteries will likely be satisfied with The Suicide of Rachel Foster. It's got a well-written story and is set in a convincing location. It's also very easy to blow through in a single evening in lieu of watching a similar movie.
  4. Feb 17, 2020
    70
    Small issues aside, The Suicide of Rachel Foster is a truly riveting thrill ride. The story plays out perfectly in the first-person narrative video game medium. You owe it to yourself to discover the secrets of the Timberline Hotel - just make sure you've got a few hours spare, because you're not going to want to put it down once you've started.
  5. Mar 5, 2020
    60
    Neat set design aside, The Suicide of Rachel Foster‘s middling, unremarkable progression (not to mention some odd characterization in parts) don’t quite gift the experience with the tension and unease it’s so obviously seeking.
  6. Mar 1, 2020
    55
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Mar 21, 2020
    36
    A mediocre melodrama, awkwardly written into a shoddy walking simulator, its few bright ideas are poorly fleshed out and ultimately destroyed with a rubbish ending.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Feb 24, 2020
    10
    Не помню, писал ли отзыв когда-либо до этого, но сейчас возникло непреодолимое желание :)

    Итак, буду краток: Если, 1. Ты являешься
    Не помню, писал ли отзыв когда-либо до этого, но сейчас возникло непреодолимое желание :)

    Итак, буду краток:

    Если,

    1. Ты являешься фанатом жанра "Симулятор ходьбы".
    2. Считаешь что глубокий сюжет > Геймплейные механики.
    3. В списке твоих любимых игр фигурируют такие проекты, как Firewatch, what's remains of edith finch, Gone Home.
    4. Любишь густую таинственную атмосферу.
    5. Любишь ходить и тщательно разглядывать детально проработанные атмосферные локации.

    То,

    Данная игра однозначно должна быть тобою куплена и пройдена.

    Я бы купил эту игру и два раза и три раза, лишь бы подобных проектов было как можно больше.

    Игра не без изъянов, спору нет, и тем не менее она занимает почетное место в списке игр, которые я без зазрения совести буду рекомендовать всем, кто хочет познакомится с жанром.
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  2. Feb 20, 2020
    10
    Exciting! I've never played such a profoundly emotional game. Gives me goosebumps!
  3. Feb 20, 2020
    10
    We really need more games likes this, and I'm really happy that some developers are taking it upon themselves to create videogames in order toWe really need more games likes this, and I'm really happy that some developers are taking it upon themselves to create videogames in order to express themselves rather than just videogames full of absurd features and banal gameplay. A true GEM! Expand
  4. Feb 20, 2020
    9
    Love it, strong atmosphere and great story. The dialogues had me captured until the end.
  5. Feb 21, 2020
    8
    Let me ask you two questions. Do you like Firewatch? Do you like What Remains of Edith Finch? If you replied 'yes' to both - then you shouldLet me ask you two questions. Do you like Firewatch? Do you like What Remains of Edith Finch? If you replied 'yes' to both - then you should be buying/installing/playing The Suicide of Rachel Foster in this very moment.

    Oh, you still here? Want to know more? Okay... TSoRF combines various things we love from aforementioned games. For starters, there is a big empty house to explore (actually a hotel, but it was home to the protagonist), and it's wonderfully designed. You'll have this particular feel of nostalgia while exploring it, thanks to exemplary use of music/sounds and requisites from '90s, among other things. Moreover, the environment has astounding amount of details in service of telling a personal story of a family torn apart by tragedy.

    With a blizzard raging outside, it can be scary to explore the vast building in mountains on your own, especially when power is going off and you are left in the dark. Mysterious sounds of wind, walls or floors also play major role in giving you the chills. However, the game is no horror and there is nothing supernatural in it.

    Fortunately, you are not entirely alone in this adventure. There is a friendly voice on the cellphone, guiding you through the hotel cut off by snowstorm and soothing Nicole's loneliness (and your anxiety). He gives you advice and lets the protagonist express her feelings. With stellar voice-acting, well written (and interactive) dialogues and charismatic characters, evolving relation between Nicole and Irving is no less interesting than the one of Henry and Delilah from Firewatch. And that means a lot.

    All in all, however, TSoFR is far from greatness of What Remains of Edith Finch. Repetitive walking around the same places in the hotel can be boring (particularly when it is unclear what you should do next in this 'open world' to push the story further and the plot's pacing gets ruined, especially considering Nicole's moving soooo slowly), also characters sometimes talk too much. And there are some minor technical problems here and there, with poor optimization on top of them.

    Anyway, to sum it all up, The Suicide of Rachel Foster is a solid adventure game and a brilliant thriller. I strongly recommend it, especially if you like titles that are not afraid of picking up on difficult subjects and use them with care, to enrich and deepen the story. TSoRF is a strong competitor in this territory, and this reason alone should be more than enough to play this game.
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  6. Mar 7, 2020
    6
    The Suciide of Rachel Foster
    Not what I expected…
    The suicide of Rachel foster is a 3 hour long mystery walking simulator game where you
    The Suciide of Rachel Foster
    Not what I expected…
    The suicide of Rachel foster is a 3 hour long mystery walking simulator game where you play as Nicole, who was left a creepy abandoned hotel after the passing of her father.. a hotel that holds the past and pain of Nicole and her family… all of which revolves around the suicide of a girl named Rachel Foster… You go to check out the old place, and wouldn’t you know.. you get snowed in… youre able to talk with someone thanks to new technology known as a a cell phone… and they help you find the items you need to survive until help and come get your out of there…and this game is creepy… I wasn’t expecting to be creeped out at all.. I was expected a sad, depressing, narrative adventure.. but this wasn’t what I was givn.. I was given an unsettling mystery… things start happening and you begin to wonder if youre alone… if Rachel truly did commit suicide, is she was murdered.. if shes still alive as her family believes… and of course you set out to solve this mystery… day after day, gathering clues, equipped with a map, getting closer and closer to the truth…. And this game while is delivered very slowly, offers a really immersive mystery experience… The setting is creepy, full of mystery and intrigue… This is one of the most immersive games ive placed in a while, the story feels real, you feel as though you are in this world, especially playing with headphones…
    My only knock, though a major knock against this game is how little new this game does, nothing crazy happens, and the game hardly changes up…
    The beginning hour pulls you in, but the remaining two drag you along at a very slow pace.. if it weren’t for the mystery of it all, this would be a very hard game to get through, as it struggled at times to keep my attention..
    All in all though, The Suicide of Rachel Foster will surprise you, it’s a mystery that mystery fans would enjoy getting to the bottom of..
    I give the suicide of Rachel foster
    a 6.5/10
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  7. Mar 31, 2020
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Going to be blunt and explain why I will never score this game higher than a 3.

    Romanticizes pedophilia of a disabled girl.

    Let me repeat that: *Romanticizes pedophilia for a disabled girl.*

    Pretty game, intriguing story from the start. Then it starts painting the *pedophile* as a tragic romantic and blatantly ignores how utterly gross and wrong his actions were. It is physically nauseating to finish playing through because of it.

    Everything about the game was great up until MC's companion starts cooing about how it was a "simple love."

    No. It was a married man who took advantage of his disabled student and impregnated her.
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