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  • Summary: Enter a dangerous and shadowy world of murder and cultists in this pioneering interactive thriller, exclusive to PS4, that asks you to reach into the game world and take control of the narrative.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 41
  2. Negative: 3 out of 41
  1. Sep 9, 2019
    85
    Erica tells a boilerplate story—but tells it very well. With a fresh, intuitive interface and some of the best production values and acting ever seen in a video game, Erica feels very much like what it aspires to be—an interactive film. Erica is perhaps an odd experiment, but one well worth experiencing for gamers that enjoy trips off the beaten path.
  2. Aug 23, 2019
    80
    Whether Erica is a successful fluke or the start of a FMV renaissance is impossible to predict, but the game is a solid and beautifully crafted example of how the technique has evolved and just how effective great interactive storytelling can be.
  3. Sep 6, 2019
    80
    Erica has a strong, fleshed-out narrative full of twists and turns that each bring their own unique piece to the story. Its cryptic tone is carried through the audio, visuals, and writing; it never lets you relax. Sometimes weird controls jolt you out, but there is an abundance of enticing threads to follow, and it's a treat to be able to mold your own adventure out of it. Using a combination of crisp cinematography and FMV-specific game mechanics, Erica never fails to hook you into its haunting, mysterious world.
  4. Aug 22, 2019
    72
    Erica is difficult to judge. It has neither the tension of an Heavy Rain, nor the convoluted plot of other interactive dramas. Its choice of live-action makes it different from its genre but it also confines it within it, especially about interactivity and design. However, despite its low duration and hybrid nature, it’s evident the passion in every level (writing, background, actors). A courageous but also risky experiment.
  5. Sep 4, 2019
    70
    If you view Erica as an interactive movie, you'll have a great time. Flavourworks sure knows how to tell a compelling story. If you really desire a lot of gameplay, Erica is not your game.
  6. Aug 28, 2019
    65
    Erica is by far the best game to feature in the PlayLink category, but some of the ideas are unnecessary. The acting is great, but the story never really picks up until the final third of the game.
  7. Aug 23, 2019
    40
    There’s plenty of intrigue here, and in better circumstances you’d want to spend more time with the characters in order to understand their perspectives. But by the fifth time you’ve opened a lock that could have so easily have opened automatically, all you really want to do is find the quickest possible route to the exit.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 120
  2. Negative: 21 out of 120
  1. Aug 19, 2019
    10
    Good interactive triller with cute actress. 2 hours for first playthrough..
  2. Aug 8, 2020
    10
    Клёвая игра! Когда раздали в прошлом месяце в плюсе все писали, что это кал. Сегодня решил установить. И не слез пока 3 раза не прошел.Клёвая игра! Когда раздали в прошлом месяце в плюсе все писали, что это кал. Сегодня решил установить. И не слез пока 3 раза не прошел. Впервые играю в такое кино. Интересный опыт. Советую. Тем более нахаляву) Expand
  3. Aug 21, 2019
    9
    It was definitely worth the time and money. I was interested in the story and performances. The main actress was great. Hope they make more ofIt was definitely worth the time and money. I was interested in the story and performances. The main actress was great. Hope they make more of these and evolve the genre further.This is definitely something different. Expand
  4. Aug 16, 2020
    7
    لعبة جيدة وكلعبة ققصية كان من المفترض أن تقدم قصة أعمق وأقوى لأن اللعبة تعتمد على القصة فقطلعبة جيدة وكلعبة ققصية كان من المفترض أن تقدم قصة أعمق وأقوى لأن اللعبة تعتمد على القصة فقط
  5. Aug 20, 2019
    6
    Innovative Interactive Movie. Unfortunately had it often a lack of logical connections and less really choice making situations. A lot ofInnovative Interactive Movie. Unfortunately had it often a lack of logical connections and less really choice making situations. A lot of choices seem to have same consequences. Filming has high quality, writing meets often the own expections. Character development is low and at the end there stay a lot of unanswered questions. But thanks Sony for this entertainment. I hope there will follow much more content like this with a lot of different topics. Expand
  6. Mar 12, 2020
    5
    I've played the story 6 times and spent in total around 13 hourswith the game.

    First, let's start with the positives. The lighting, sound
    I've played the story 6 times and spent in total around 13 hourswith the game.

    First, let's start with the positives. The lighting, sound and quality of the actual filiming is quite good. Typically these FMV games have low quality visuals, but you can tell this got a decent budget from PlayStation and it stands out compared to other FMVs. The story on the first playthrough also seems quite interesting. But that's really where the positives end.

    Now the negatives, of which there are a lot. First of all, the controls are absolutely horrible. I'm not sure who's wonderful idea it was to create a phone app as one of the two ways to contol the game,but it was a silly idea. Why would I even consider downloading an app on my phone that wastes storage for a game that I'm only going to play a few times? The only other option is using the DS4 Touchpad. Even this is horrible and not very accurate. Next, there is absolutely no chapter select, or a list of all endings that you've currently unlocked (by example, such things are available in Late Shift). This makes it incredible tedious to replay the game and track the endings you have unlocked and how many there are in total. Also, if you feel you messed up, you can't just quit the game and restart the checkpoint - if you wanted to restart then you would need to start from scratch. The quality of acting across the board is pretty mixed. Some characters are ridiculously bad while others demonstrate some quality, however nobody is exactly amazing. Makes sense considering having A list stars wouild make this game more expensive. The game also used up 40GB of storage which is shocking. Finally, replaying the game provides no real incentive as most decisions and dialogue options are absolutely meaningless.

    TL;DR: I wouldn't recommend buying this game. Maybe on sale if it's about £3. I spent £5 and I regret it.
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  7. Jul 24, 2020
    0
    **** game and the most boring game I have ever played in my entire life. Sequences are repetitive and disappointed

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