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  • Summary: Traverse a desiccated seabed littered with the remains of a decaying civilization. Keep your vessel going, overcome obstacles, and withstand hazardous weather conditions. Where will this journey take you? Are you the last of your kind?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 16, 2019
    90
    Far: Lone Sails is a gorgeous little game with an incredible soundtrack and a journey packed full of both stressful and serene moments alike.
  2. May 20, 2019
    90
    Far: Lone Sails is a wonderfully lonely trek that will take the player from one end of a dry ocean to the other, and it’s the rare sort of experience that says a lot without ever saying a thing.
  3. Apr 24, 2019
    85
    Inspired by Journey, Limbo and other adventures Far: Lone Sails tells its Story with low-key music and a unique art design. An emotional road trip thru a deserted apocalypse.
  4. Apr 14, 2019
    80
    This is for players who are looking for something different. It’s a game where you enjoy the experience of traveling and finding new places, together with some puzzles.
  5. May 2, 2019
    80
    FAR: Lone Sails is a remarkable game that attempts to convey a message through its presentation and gameplay, without using any words, and totally succeeds in doing so. The experience may be on the short side, but if you're looking for something truly artistic and beyond much that has been done so far, look no further.
  6. Apr 15, 2019
    80
    Far: Lone Sails goes a very long way with just a little. This three-hour trip offers simple but interesting gameplay mechanics that will whisk you away.
  7. Apr 15, 2019
    70
    FAR: Lone Sails is a lovely title. Remarkable environments and a strong art direction anchor a brief but compelling title. While the puzzles and amount of resources never really hit a point to make anything truly challenging, the resource management loop is more satisfying here than it usually is in more survival-focused titles. If you don’t mind that the game isn’t terribly challenging, it’s well worth playing. The laser focused design paints a bleak, but still hopeful world, and the wordless narrative has a powerful conclusion that brought us right up to the brink of tears.

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Score distribution:
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  1. Sep 12, 2019
    10
    I LOVED this game as I was playing it. The world design is amazing and beautiful and the rhythm of keeping your vehicle in motion is veryI LOVED this game as I was playing it. The world design is amazing and beautiful and the rhythm of keeping your vehicle in motion is very satisfying. BUT buyer beware this game is only two hours long! Just as I felt it was picking up steam, it ended! There are no secrets or extras after you beat it so the replay value is very low. I was hoping for different vehicles or even different skins. *I originally gave this game a 5 because I was so mad at its brevity, but then I realized that was just because I enjoyed it so much. $15 for 2-3 hours of quality entertainment is not a bad deal. I plan on playing this game again just for the experience. Expand
  2. Sep 23, 2019
    10
    Extraordinary game. A hidden gem. The sound design, game play, and artwork are fantastic. It took me around 3 hours for my first play throughExtraordinary game. A hidden gem. The sound design, game play, and artwork are fantastic. It took me around 3 hours for my first play through which for me is the perfect length for this type of game. (To 100% the trophy list will require at least three play throughs.) The game makes every moment count and its an epic journey from start to finish. The entire production breaths quality and I would recommend the game to anyone that enjoys the finer things in life.

    P.S. I get frustrated at the negative/average reviews of this game. They are equivalent to college beer drinkers reviewing fine wine. Nothing wrong with beer...but don't compare a 30 pack of bud light to a single glass of your finest chardonnay. Savor your experiences!
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