The Void Image
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  • Summary: Set in the Void a place where mortal's souls go before death - a middle earth of life and death. The player has a chance to survive the Void sparing their soul and even their life- the tool they have to do this is The Colour. The Colour is the only food for the dying souls in The Void, everySet in the Void a place where mortal's souls go before death - a middle earth of life and death. The player has a chance to survive the Void sparing their soul and even their life- the tool they have to do this is The Colour. The Colour is the only food for the dying souls in The Void, every soul feeds off it and every soul is desperately struggling for every drop they can find, as this is the only means to save their souls and return to mortal life. The player needs to use his wit and fast thinking to determine the colours needed to escape the realms of The Void. [Mamba Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. A solid "A" for innovation and delivering it in the highest professional manner.
  2. PC Format
    86
    It's a very slow game. But The Void has really got under my skin in a way no game has for a long time, and it's totally recommended. [Christmas 2009, p.95]
  3. PC Gamer UK
    82
    An astounding world, and a flagship for the imagination and capability of independent game developers. [Christmas 2009, p.94]
  4. The Void is a strange emotional experiment, with a complex gameplay.
  5. Titled as an action-adventure, this game is not typical. The best way to describe it, is like a modern art picture. You’ll find bizarre and beautiful elements and it his hard to understand, what the game is telling the player. The plot takes place between life and death and the melancholical spoken dialogues are good performed. So if u like to play around with uncommon gameplay, the void is a nice try.
  6. I did not get nearly as far into this game as I would want to for a review. I simply couldn't. I tried for long enough. Yet I am completely unwilling to say this a bad thing - I'm certain this is a brilliant thing for the right person. Which is why I hope I've brought you to a place where you can make that decision for yourself.
  7. games(TM)
    60
    Crippled by unavoidable errors. [Issue#91, p.125]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 6 out of 31
  1. Dec 25, 2014
    10
    This game truly shows a purgatory, both for the main character and for the players. This is a mesmerizing game, a beautiful game, a hard game,This game truly shows a purgatory, both for the main character and for the players. This is a mesmerizing game, a beautiful game, a hard game, an unforgiving game, a philosophical game, a charming game and I said earlier it is the essence of purgatory, there will be moment when you will feel like at heaven's gates and there are moments when you will feel like you are falling towards hell. When I first entered it, I was intrigued, after that I was captivated by it. In the start I failed at it miserably and I was annoyed, but slowly I learned, and the more I learned the more I loved it. This should be considered art, not just a game. Expand
  2. KimS
    Jan 19, 2010
    10
    This is the breath of fresh air from cliche games, that some of us may have strived for. Definite 10 for innovativeness, that shines so hard, This is the breath of fresh air from cliche games, that some of us may have strived for. Definite 10 for innovativeness, that shines so hard, it let's us overlook some of the games flaws. Expand
  3. AnonEMouse
    Jan 13, 2010
    10
    A great achievement. The learning curve is steep, but once over that, you find a beautifully crafted world filled with epic monsters and A great achievement. The learning curve is steep, but once over that, you find a beautifully crafted world filled with epic monsters and innovative gameplay. Color being used as the universal resource is very interesting and forces the player to think in a new way. Attempting to play this like any other survival type game will get you killed. Repeatedly. Once past this however, the true depth of the game shows itself and it's very hard to put down. Buy it from steam when it goes on sale, and give it a chance. You will not be disappointed. Expand
  4. Jun 11, 2019
    9
    Absolutely gorgeous, deep and philosophical. This is unlike any other game and you owe yourself to explore it. It has some issues with combatAbsolutely gorgeous, deep and philosophical. This is unlike any other game and you owe yourself to explore it. It has some issues with combat and glyphs sometimes not reading, but the incredible music, atmosphere, mood and story completely makes up for it. Expand
  5. Jun 24, 2014
    8
    Very unique atmosphere that will make you want to explore more. This is above all a resources management game, where you will have toVery unique atmosphere that will make you want to explore more. This is above all a resources management game, where you will have to constantly anticipate the next step, and so you will have to Save & Load a lot.. There is some actions part but it's not the best feature. The learning curve is really steep, I recommend you read the basic mechanics of the game on one of few guides on the internet (there is not that much to know, but it will save you a lot of time when playing the game). I highly recommend to try this game as it will leave you with an unforgettable experience. Expand
  6. GregB
    Dec 21, 2009
    5
    This is the Demon's Souls of adventure games. So if you like a super duper challenge, reloading games, repeating the same content over This is the Demon's Souls of adventure games. So if you like a super duper challenge, reloading games, repeating the same content over and over when it becomes apparent that you've hit a dead end, this is the game for you. Interesting atmosphere and story? Yes. Interesting enough to bash my head into a concrete wall trying to figure out the resource management? For me, no. Watch Yahtzee's review of the game Demon's Souls on Zero Punctuation. It fits for this game as well. Expand
  7. StevenR.
    Jan 30, 2010
    1
    This game had great potential. The graphics were great and the environments you move around in are really interesting. That being said, the This game had great potential. The graphics were great and the environments you move around in are really interesting. That being said, the game play sucks. I hear a lot of people say, "If you like a challenge, this game is for you." I say, "If an annoying game that you have to play 50 times over from the beginning just to get to the end is what you like, then this game is for you." There is something to be said for a games re-play value if you get something different out of it the times you replay it. This game is not like that. It will take you a few hours just to get used to it. Then you will have to restart because you are a dead end. And then, ten hours into it, when you think you get the hang of it, you'll realize that yet again something went wrong and you have to restart, from the beginning and have to the same things all over again, with the NPCs saying the exact same things over again. It isn't very innovative at all. It's a time / resource management game that has sharp game terminations. You have no physical body in the game, so you have to draw symbols ( "glyphs" ) with your precious recourses ( "Color" ) in order to interact with the world. That is. Nothing too amazing there. As a matter of fact it far too annoying an tedious for what it has to offer. Expand

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