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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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Erica - PGW 2017 Announcement Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  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. 80
    With Erica, Sony shows it's got something different up its sleeve, and its eye on the genre, both things I quite appreciate. The replay value is reasonable. I'll probably play at least once more to make all the opposite decisions. Erica is a solid addition to the FMV world, and I'm excited to see if the developer (FlavourWorks) continues with this genre in future games. The acting is solid, the companion app is a delight to use, and the story is intriguing.
  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. Sep 2, 2019
    73
    Is Erica the beginning of a new era of FMV games? We can only hope! Erica is an atmospheric movie/game-hybrid with minimal interaction, arriving at exactly the right time: during a hot summer when almost every exertion is too much. In a future attempt however, I would like to have more of that triple A-feeling, with an even better storyline and beautiful cinematography. And to make the game feel a bit less like a movie, meaningful choices you can easily replay wouldn't be a bad thing either.
  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. Sep 10, 2019
    65
    Value-wise, this is a reasonably inexpensive game at only AUD13.95. With that said, this is a game valued accurately – although there isn’t much gameplay itself, who hasn’t paid at least this much just to watch a movie?
  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: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. Aug 19, 2019
    10
    Was a huge surprise seeing this come out during Gamescom, if you are a fan of Interactive Gaming Drama ala, Quantic Dream, Telltale, DontnodWas a huge surprise seeing this come out during Gamescom, if you are a fan of Interactive Gaming Drama ala, Quantic Dream, Telltale, Dontnod you will love this title and its $10 for price of admission not bad for a 2-3 hour gaming experience. Expand
  2. Aug 21, 2019
    10
    Loved the story, loved the characters and LOVED the interactive parts. Hope to see more of these in the future!!
  3. Aug 21, 2019
    10
    One of the best interactive film ever made. A brillant and innovate view of the medium.
  4. Aug 26, 2019
    9
    Erica is great. I love how Sony and Flavorwork took a different approach to a story choices game to a live thriller game. Overall I love howErica is great. I love how Sony and Flavorwork took a different approach to a story choices game to a live thriller game. Overall I love how the story makes it feel like realistic mixed with consequences that impact your decisions. Expand
  5. 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
  6. Aug 24, 2019
    9
    La historia me parecio muy interesante, me da ganas de rejugarlo para ver todo el transfondo argumental, como interactivo me parece bastanteLa historia me parecio muy interesante, me da ganas de rejugarlo para ver todo el transfondo argumental, como interactivo me parece bastante bien me recordo mucho a Heavy rain en ciertos momentos . lo unico que medio fallo, es el uso del joystick, hubo ciertos bugs, pero usando la app funciona bien. Expand
  7. Aug 20, 2019
    0
    this is just a movie with minor narrative decisions, this not a videogame at all.

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