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  • Summary: When humans get too lonely, they turn into monsters
    Sea of Solitude takes you on a personal journey of a young woman's loneliness. Set sail across a beautiful and evolving world, where nothing is quite what it seems. Meet fantastical creatures and monsters, learn their stories, and solve
    When humans get too lonely, they turn into monsters
    Sea of Solitude takes you on a personal journey of a young woman's loneliness. Set sail across a beautiful and evolving world, where nothing is quite what it seems. Meet fantastical creatures and monsters, learn their stories, and solve challenges. Explore a flooded city, either by boat, on foot, or by swimming through the water itself. Dare to look what lies beneath the surface, in a haunting struggle of darkness and light, and discover what it truly means to be human.
    KEY FEATURES
    - AN EMOTIONAL JOURNEY Sea of Solitude embarks players on a nuanced and intimate action-adventure, experienced through the mind of Kay, as she struggles to overcome her inner loneliness. Players must help Kay see below the surface and beyond, guiding her through her Sea of Solitude, in this deeply touching tale of darkness and light.
    - A METAPHORICAL WORLD As her journey evolves, Kay's dark and stormy environment begins to transform, with light and color shining into the world. Water levels rise and fall to reflect her own state of mind, transforming the flooded city landscape into new areas for the player to explore, with new challenges to face.
    - FACE THE MONSTERS WITHIN Encounter fantastical creatures, solve puzzles, and rid the world of tainted memories. Meet a variety of beautiful and terrifying monsters, each with their own struggles of loneliness to tell. Through confronting these monsters, Kay will not only learn more about them, but also herself, and what it means to be human.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 46
  2. Negative: 2 out of 46
  1. Jul 5, 2019
    95
    Sea of Solitude is a powerful story of loneliness, perfectly complimented by a beautiful art style and score.
  2. Jul 5, 2019
    80
    Sea of Solitude is an atmospheric fairy tale, that handles topics like phobias, conflict and depression in a thoroughly competent way.
  3. 80
    Sea of Solitude left an impact on me that I won't soon forget. From its heartbreaking story to it's powerful and striking visuals. Sea of Solitude is another good example of a game bringing awareness to mental health issues.
  4. 70
    While Kay's emotional journey of self-discovery does not pull punches as she learns why she has become a lonely monster, Sea of Solitude struggles to stay afloat at times due to unimaginative gameplay that struggles to evolve beyond the opening moments of the game.
  5. Jul 9, 2019
    65
    Sea of Solitude is sadly the least-essential EA Originals title to date. The game has heart and delivers a few brief powerful moments, but it’s held back by erratic design and a lack of content. Sea of Solitude is a pleasant-enough wade, but it isn’t the dramatic deep dive it could have been.
  6. 60
    Like gamey meat, it’s not for everyone. Some players may want more to do than run around looking for seagulls and messages in bottles in between story moments and the occasional “fight” sequence. The story (which we have not spoiled here) is likely to resonate with many people, but for some it won’t be enough to overcome a lack of fun gameplay to take players in between exposition. It is a worthy attempt, but just falls a bit short.
  7. Jul 11, 2019
    40
    So much of the game feels only slightly more cohesive than someone scribbling the word “depression” over, say, a picture of a person being eaten by a shark.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 24
  2. Negative: 8 out of 24
  1. Jul 5, 2019
    10
    Really beautiful, emotional and I love the character design. I want more games like this in my life.
  2. Jul 5, 2019
    10
    Captivating and inspirational game. Loved the visuals, art design and most of all its emotional story. Although it's not the longestCaptivating and inspirational game. Loved the visuals, art design and most of all its emotional story. Although it's not the longest experience, this is a game I won't forget for a long time. Expand
  3. Mar 3, 2021
    9
    I've played this game twice on differents platforms, and speak with people about it. The storytelling and the final message, for me, it didn'tI've played this game twice on differents platforms, and speak with people about it. The storytelling and the final message, for me, it didn't ring a bell (specially), but for many people it was VERY special because of the related family issues in a normal and modern relationship. I cannot identify very much with the game but I appreciate what they did, and it seems to be a very special way to tells a story. Overall, a great game with a good message and technically is not a top game, but it works perfectly without any horrible bug at all. Minor things that every other game has. Expand
  4. Jan 30, 2021
    6
    Secondo me poteva essere più bello, in un gioco in cui le emozioni dovrebbero fare da padrone non c'è un punto del gioco dove queste si fannoSecondo me poteva essere più bello, in un gioco in cui le emozioni dovrebbero fare da padrone non c'è un punto del gioco dove queste si fanno davvero forti. La parte in cui si parla del problema di coppia die genitori e raccontata davvero bene secondo me e si affronta la tematica dell'importanza del dialogo, allora perché non hanno reso il dialogo parte integrante del gameplay? Inoltre in un gioco che racconta della depressione mi sarebbe piaciuto che venisse almeno sfiorata la tematica del suicidio. Ho finito fozza napoli Expand
  5. May 10, 2020
    5
    A mediocre "game". And I relate to mental illness so it should've resonated with me more but it didn't. I mean I get it. But I also yawned wayA mediocre "game". And I relate to mental illness so it should've resonated with me more but it didn't. I mean I get it. But I also yawned way too frequently in between feeling for the character...

    Pros:
    + Theme

    Cons:
    - shallow, elementary gameplay
    - collectibles...why

    To end, very very shallow gameplay, the game's theme is it's only saving grace.
    I think gaming was the wrong medium for this story, It probably would've resonated more with a lot of people (i think) if it was made into a short film or close to that. I got this game $5 from ea access..I kind of regretted it.
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  6. Jul 7, 2019
    3
    A good idea with nice graphics. Everything else is just poor. including and most importantly (for me at least) the writing.
  7. Aug 8, 2020
    0
    Awfull game, boring and without nothing much to do, only good for the trophies...

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