- Publisher: Bandai Namco Games , DONTNOD Entertainment
- Release Date: Dec 1, 2020
- Also On: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Mixed or average reviews- based on 110 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 36 out of 110
Mixed: 43 out of 110
Negative: 31 out of 110
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Feb 2, 2021I really tried to like the game, the protagonist, the NPCs, the story but I just didn't.
The protagonist ist as bland as a sack of flour and don't get your hopes up people, because he will stay that way. You don't care who he is, what will happen to him... You just don't care (which would also be a fitting name for the game by the way). Same goes for the NPCs. You start with knowingI really tried to like the game, the protagonist, the NPCs, the story but I just didn't.
The protagonist ist as bland as a sack of flour and don't get your hopes up people, because he will stay that way. You don't care who he is, what will happen to him... You just don't care (which would also be a fitting name for the game by the way).
Same goes for the NPCs. You start with knowing nothing about them, you end with knowing a tiny bit more about them but over all - again - you just don't care. There is not really anything happening that generates emotions or some real dilemmas.
I mean sure, the story is supposed to be all sad (dead best friend etc.) but it just don't gets the tone right for the vast majority of the story.
The game play does NOT help the overall game experience. If you can look at an object or talk to a person at the first try without walking back and forth once, you are lucky.
The story as a whole is short and given the boringness of it all that is sad, because if you watch a boring movie or read a boring bock time seems normally to stand still.
Another thing that really doesn't help the game is the abstinence of any kind of visible facial emotion. How are you supposed to care about ANY character in the game if all you see is an emotionless face, that is supposed to show anger, joy, sadness ( the whole "Inside Out" thing) but just looks like this one particular Kristen Steward meme?
I could go on and on... But let's just say that I don't recommend buying it. Wait for a very good sale offer and spend a couple of bucks but full price or close to that?! Nope.… Expand
Dec 13, 2020The Game is almost as bland as the main characters face... I can't believe Dontnod makes character driven games and at the same time are really bad at creating characters and animations...
Dec 23, 2020I guess it's the worst game from the studio...The empty story with cheap drama that doesn't make me feel interested in it. after LIS 2 it's just not a level. I hope its the just a bad game from them
Jan 14, 2021If you have insomnia, try playing this game. It will help a lot with your sleeping problems
Dec 6, 2020This game is another good example of why I demo (i.e: torrent) games before I buy. We all know the drill; it's from DontNod, who made LiS, the cult classic must play flick. So, obviously we all going to try this one out.
Let me say this first, the guys put out a lot of crap before (Remember Me), and after LiS (Vampyr), and now this. Yeah, sorry, I spoiled the quality already: it isThis game is another good example of why I demo (i.e: torrent) games before I buy. We all know the drill; it's from DontNod, who made LiS, the cult classic must play flick. So, obviously we all going to try this one out.
Let me say this first, the guys put out a lot of crap before (Remember Me), and after LiS (Vampyr), and now this. Yeah, sorry, I spoiled the quality already: it is sh... doodoo.
Without giving away anything about the game, I can say that nothing in the whole game is established. The characters show up once or twice before the ending credits. Or they show up a lot without introducing them. This might be confusing as you read this, but trust me, once you boot the game up, you will get it. Even better, there are parts of the game which is just there never explained, never giving the player any kind of exposition. Due to that, you will feel disconnected from the story, characters, because you don't know what you are doing and for what. It just becomes a huge random, unenjoyable mess you just want to get over with.
The music (when there is any) is kind of alright. Nothing LiS quality tho. The visuals are the only saving grace, but then again, I'd rather have a lame Unity-based graphics (again, like in LiS) cult classic awesome chocolate fudge coated game than this.
So, all in all, 3/10, but should you turn around and run away with flailing arms you could ask? Should you cry under the cold shower? Well, if you have waited on this game like your savior, then yeah, you could do all those things. I mean, the only good thing about this game is the length, hang on tight, I finished it in about 4-5 hours. I'm not joking. Sure, you could replay the scenes for them stupid collectibles, but honestly, who the f. cares?… Expand
Dec 2, 2020This game is nothing but a walking simulator. The gameplay basically doesn't exist and the characters are simple, stereotypical and borderline annoying at times. I feel bad for spending money on such a title and definitely will refund it asap.
Dec 4, 2020Bruh... another Dontnot trash game. It would be better if they had continued LiS instead of creating this crap.
Aug 18, 2021Dontnod should be a shame released that game in 2020.
So low polishing animation so boring characters and predictable plot.
Inspared by dedective stories but not insparing, not even an interesting.
It has one good point, game is very short but i don't recommended waste your time
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CD-ActionJul 23, 2021Those who played Life Is Strange will surely feel similar vibes in Dontnod’s latest release. However, this game has even more sluggish pace and although I enjoyed reconstructing events in the mind palace, I was annoyed with the fact that I had to find every single piece of a puzzle even if the solution was already obvious. The story is decent, but some of its potential was wasted and the characters are not as well-written as in Dontnod’s previous games. [02/2021, p.32]
Apr 1, 2021A lackluster detective story which has nothing to hook you with is not what I was expecting from Dontnod Entertainment.
Game World Navigator MagazineFeb 17, 2021In all aspects it’s a run-of-the-mill adventure game, but there’s one thing to be said for it: it’s not a pamphlet. For once, Dontnod stopped talking about politics and focused on making a detective game. [Issue#251, p.58]