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  • Summary: In Yesterday Origins, the main protagonists John Yesterday and his partner Pauline, immortals who own an antiques store in Paris, travel across the globe through multiple periods. The story takes place across the current and medieval eras, through a series of flashbacks. At the beginning ofIn Yesterday Origins, the main protagonists John Yesterday and his partner Pauline, immortals who own an antiques store in Paris, travel across the globe through multiple periods. The story takes place across the current and medieval eras, through a series of flashbacks. At the beginning of the game, a young John is imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition for witchcraft, just prior to the sequence of events that will change his life/lives forever. Although not yet able to resurrect at that point of his life, he has already attracted the attention and fallen foul of Church authorities due to his unusual ability to understand and speak every language he encounters. Expand

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Yesterday Origins Trailer - Gamescom 2016
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Dec 19, 2016
    90
    After years of absence, Pendulo managed to take the good ideas of the average first game and create an exciting, dark mystery that not only answers all the past answers but surpasses the previous Yesterday game in every single aspect of its design. It reminded us how true sequels should be made.
  2. Nov 28, 2016
    88
    A story full of suspense and black humor, besides intriguing enigmas, is what allows Yesterday Origins to be one of the best "point & click" adventure of the year.
  3. Nov 14, 2016
    85
    Even with a four-year delay, the story of John Yesterday is finally completed the way it deserved. I do not have the slightest hesitation to admit that, after the arrival of "Origins", the “Yesterday” series is the best and most interesting adventure game that the Spanish developers have given us so far in their twelve-year presence.
  4. Dec 13, 2016
    70
    Yesterday Origins is straight up a point-and-click game as they come, bringing all the things from the old days of the genre and does nothing drastic to change from the norm. It might be a short trek for an adventure game, lasting around 6 hours, but what is here is a fascinating tale that manages to do flashbacks in a way to compliment the story its telling. It certainly won’t be looked upon as a classic – it has some issues with its gameplay – but its style, narrative and characters make it a good, enjoyable time for fans of the genre who can look past some of the annoyances that they are most likely used to.
  5. Jan 23, 2017
    70
    A disappointing present-day storyline infringes upon the dark historical tale of Yesterday Origins, but outstanding production quality, nonstop quests, and a few spirited acts go a long way towards saving the day.
  6. Dec 8, 2016
    68
    Luckily, while I didn’t enjoy Yesterday Origins for most of the time that I played it, the ending was clever and worked pretty well, and that saved the game for me. Still, I can’t overlook ten bad hours for one good one. The story is dull and does little to establish an emotional connection, I didn’t like any of the characters involved, and the puzzles are at best workmanlike. If you were a fan of Yesterday, then Yesterday Origins might be a worthwhile purchase for you, but otherwise you’re better off looking elsewhere.
  7. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Dec 19, 2016
    61
    “Yesterday” already showed in broad strokes how John has gained his immortality. Evidently, Pendulo decided that it wasn’t enough; so Origins explains in painstaking detail how exactly that happened. Fans of Spanish studio will probably enjoy it, but everyone else really should ask themselves if they want to make that close of an acquaintance with John Yesterday. [Issue#215, p.72]

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 29, 2016
    10
    The story catches you from the very beginning and you can't stop playing. Dark but with a lot of funny moments. A really enjoyable adventure,The story catches you from the very beginning and you can't stop playing. Dark but with a lot of funny moments. A really enjoyable adventure, fully recommendable. Expand
  2. Mar 11, 2017
    7
    Five Word Review: A marked improved over predecessor.
    Favorite Thing: They took inspiration from the Sherlock Holmes games in their
    Five Word Review: A marked improved over predecessor.
    Favorite Thing: They took inspiration from the Sherlock Holmes games in their investigations, sizing up people and stringing together clues and items.
    Least Favorite Thing: Pauline's voice acting. Even beyond that, the quality of her audio sounds, at times, remarkably lower than Johns.

    Playtime: ~ 8h
    Enjoyment: 7/10
    Recommendation: Yes. Make sure to play the first one. The 'Origins' in the title is a bit misleading, this is both a prequel and sequel.
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  3. May 1, 2020
    7
    At the same level of its predecessor although, again, slightly lower to the quality that pendulo studios usually offer in its graphicAt the same level of its predecessor although, again, slightly lower to the quality that pendulo studios usually offer in its graphic adventures as runaway or hollywood monsters. In any case, recommended for lovers of the genre. Expand
  4. Apr 29, 2017
    6
    The story is interesting, but the puzzles are not so great. I haven't played the previous games of the franchise and don't intend to do, butThe story is interesting, but the puzzles are not so great. I haven't played the previous games of the franchise and don't intend to do, but I've played better adventure games than this one. I loved the photography of the game, though Expand