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7.3

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  • Summary: Enter the surreal world of The Unfinished Swan and explore a mysterious, hidden kingdom. Your journey will be led by a runaway swan who guides you through strange levels filled with bizarre creatures. Discover the land through innovative new game mechanics such as splatting paint on a whiteEnter the surreal world of The Unfinished Swan and explore a mysterious, hidden kingdom. Your journey will be led by a runaway swan who guides you through strange levels filled with bizarre creatures. Discover the land through innovative new game mechanics such as splatting paint on a white surface to uncover your surroundings. Each level will bring new twists, challenges, and puzzles until you eventually come face-to-face with the eccentric King that built this realm. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 3, 2014
    100
    The Unfinished Swan was one of the best games of the previous generation, so it’s a real treat to be able to experience it on new hardware.
  2. 85
    It truly is a gem of a game, complete with a unique set of mechanics and a world that slides from odd to entrancing and slightly terrifying throughout the course of its story.
  3. Nov 10, 2014
    85
    Instead of a game, The Unfinished Swan is an experience… which will be enjoyed for most users.
  4. Nov 7, 2014
    80
    It's the kind of failure many developers work their fingers to the bone to achieve.
  5. Jan 4, 2015
    80
    After two years from the PS3 release, The Unfinished Swan is finally available on PS4 and PSV. And the gameplay is still funny and fresh.
  6. Oct 31, 2014
    76
    Every minute in this uncommon setting is more satisfying than the usual map crawling in other action adventures. But in the end the story can’t deliver and with the omission of the PS3s’ motion controls an essential part of the experience is missing.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Feb 6, 2016
    10
    This game honestly had me in tears at the end. The way the story is developed is fantastic. Although the story is not a immediate interest,This game honestly had me in tears at the end. The way the story is developed is fantastic. Although the story is not a immediate interest, as you get toward the end - it adds such a deep layer to this game. The gameplay itself is also very enjoyable. All in all, this is one of my favorite games of all time. Expand
  2. Jul 9, 2017
    9
    This game is unique, beautiful, original, heartwarming. The music is fantastic and well suited. You can finish the story in a single playThis game is unique, beautiful, original, heartwarming. The music is fantastic and well suited. You can finish the story in a single play through, and that is a good thing. The Unfinished Swan is a work of art and a must play. Expand
  3. Apr 7, 2015
    8
    Fun and beautiful, but not coming close to the adventure that was Journey. Some interesting ideas are explored, but I didn't feel compelledFun and beautiful, but not coming close to the adventure that was Journey. Some interesting ideas are explored, but I didn't feel compelled enough to go back and find every last balloon. Expand
  4. Nov 6, 2015
    7
    Short unique platforming adventure game. It doesn't have a lot of depth, and it's really easy to 100% complete and delete off your hard drive.Short unique platforming adventure game. It doesn't have a lot of depth, and it's really easy to 100% complete and delete off your hard drive. It's a fun short experience, but not a definite must buy or anything. Expand
  5. May 26, 2015
    7
    I played this game thanks to the PS+ subscription but I'll review it like if i bought it as is no longer available for free.
    A game that
    I played this game thanks to the PS+ subscription but I'll review it like if i bought it as is no longer available for free.
    A game that could easily be described as art, the music, the graphics, and the idea behind the gameplay are simply amazing. Even the story that seems pretty boring ends up having a true artistic side.
    The puzzles are very easy and the game won't last more than 2 hours (if you look for collectibles add one hour more) and for that I can't give a higher mark even if I absolutely loved the games, like art it really depends on your preferences.
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  6. Jun 25, 2018
    7
    The start of "The Unfinished Swan" is a truly wonderful example of game design. However I felt the game gradually went downhill from there,The start of "The Unfinished Swan" is a truly wonderful example of game design. However I felt the game gradually went downhill from there, and I pretty much hated the last third and was glad when it was over. I was hoping that the game's simplicity would be exploited in cunning ways, but I wasn't impressed. Oh well. I'll try whatever else Giant Sparrow makes, as maybe next time they have a great idea they'll deliver a great game to go with it. Expand
  7. May 16, 2015
    0
    Bad game, terrible. I had nausea playing this game. The only reason that I tried to play is because now it is free on psn. But you can tryBad game, terrible. I had nausea playing this game. The only reason that I tried to play is because now it is free on psn. But you can try too. Good luck! Expand

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