Shady Part of Me Image
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Overcome emotional struggles across a touching narrative filled with twists and surprises. Embark on a dream-like journey, with breathtaking artistic direction and the enthralling voice of Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones, Skins).

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Shady Part of Me Launch Trailer | Game Awards 2020
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jan 25, 2021
    85
    Shady Part of Me is a bold and challenging title that uses style and story to complement its gameplay, and I walked away from this adventure reflecting on my own fears. If nothing else, it’s noteworthy for that.
  2. Dec 21, 2020
    80
    Like the characters in the game, Shady Part of Me is elegant, but troubled. At its core, the game is a well-designed puzzle game about a girl who has to cooperate with herself to overcome her mental health condition. Between this and the moody, melancholy aesthetic, the game hits home in all the right ways, which is why it’s such a shame that the ending just doesn’t stick the landing.
  3. 80
    Shady Part Of Me is a stunning indie platformer puzzler that is a treat for both the mind and the eyes. There are some gorgeously original puzzles, although there is perhaps an over reliance on the same type of "box shadow" puzzles throughout. That isn't to say there is any feeling of repetitiveness, and the mechanics are reliably satisfying that you'll always be up for the next puzzle. Shady Part Of Me demonstrates a lot of thoughtfulness and heart. Indeed this title is an excellent debut for the French developers.
  4. Dec 27, 2020
    80
    It pleases me to say that Shady Part of Me is one of the best surprises of the year so if you like indie puzzlers, you have to play this.
  5. May 17, 2021
    80
    Haunting, evocative, introspective, atmospheric and memorable, Shady Part of Me feels like a journey - and, a very personal one at that. It's the kind of journey that many in the audience will be able to identify with. It may only take a few hours, but it's one worth experiencing more than once. Just eight people made this title, and it's exciting to see what that little team will be able to do next.
  6. May 17, 2021
    80
    Haunting, evocative, introspective, atmospheric and memorable, Shady Part of Me feels like a journey - and, a very personal one at that. It's the kind of journey that many in the audience will be able to identify with. It may only take a few hours, but it's one worth experiencing more than once. Just eight people made this title, and it's exciting to see what that little team will be able to do next.
  7. Dec 16, 2020
    65
    Shady Part of Me is a decent puzzle platformer, which offers some inventive challenges and an overall polished presentation. That said, almost everything about the game, including its story, aesthetic, and core mechanics, are lifted wholesale from more memorable indie games like Braid, Limbo, Little Nightmares, and Contrast. Like a shadow cast upon your bedroom wall, Shady Part of Me may be fleetingly interesting, but it won’t leave a lasting impression.

See all 13 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 13, 2020
    10
    Poétiquement ludique. Des puzzles réfléchit, Seul regret il aurai put être bien plus long sans que je m'en lasse. À ce prix comment passer aPoétiquement ludique. Des puzzles réfléchit, Seul regret il aurai put être bien plus long sans que je m'en lasse. À ce prix comment passer a côté. Expand
  2. Dec 13, 2020
    8
    Shady Part of Me
    Facing your fears
    Shady Part of Me is a 4 hour long puzzle platformer where you play asa girl whos afraid of the light, but
    Shady Part of Me
    Facing your fears
    Shady Part of Me is a 4 hour long puzzle platformer where you play asa girl whos afraid of the light, but you also play as her shadow.
    Shady Part of me starts as one of the most unique gaming experiences ive played in a while.. youll be going back and forth between the two characters, pulling levers and items to help the other progress, and for its first half its absolutely magical, reminding me a lot of limbo… howver Shady Part of Me suffers from the same thing I believe limbo does… and that’s just its second half being boggges down with too much puzzle… this is Shady Part of Me’s biggest issue.. it starts out amazing, you forget this is a puzzle game just due to the fact that interacting with its world is so fun, you cant wait to see what the next section has to offer… and then you get smacked with the same old boring cogs and factory nonsense, really killing the magic for me in this game… it gets more and more tiresome the more the game goes on as it loses focus, it stops trying to tell you a story and deliver magic and just starts hitting you over the head with puzzle puzzle puzzle, the game starts to feel like forumelic sections of puzzles rather than a a well crafted and clever experience much like unravel that shady part of me starts as…
    That being said Shady Part of Me is a great puzzle game and its first half is all magic, its just a shame it turns to the same old puzzle platforming stuff towards the end that weve all seen a million times..
    I give Shady Part of Me
    a 7.5/10
    Expand
  3. Feb 8, 2021
    8
    In this little game of a few hours, we follow a little girl afraid of the outside world who prefers to hide in the dark. On the other, herIn this little game of a few hours, we follow a little girl afraid of the outside world who prefers to hide in the dark. On the other, her adult self represented by her shadow trying to flee the loneliness to reconcile with the world.

    In this puzzle game, we successively take control of the little girl and her shadow. The former refusing to expose herself to the light, the latter will need shadow to progress, while her dark alter ego needs light to move forward, a beautiful symbolic antagonism.

    The mechanism of progression is partially reminiscent of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons since we must successively take control of the little girl modeled in 3D and her shadow in 2D to be able to move forward.

    We will underline the particular care given to the puzzles for their clarity and originality. The possibility to rewind our progress like a movie, in case of bad steps. This is more than welcome because it softens the platform phases to focus on the essential, that is to say the puzzles and the narration.

    Concerning the music, not having a musical ear, I didn't pay too much attention to it.
    Expand