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  • Summary: Explore the vast and beautiful game world of Valley using the power of the L.E.A.F. SUIT: a fierce exoskeleton that grants exceptional speed and agility along with the phenomenal ability to manipulate the life and death of all living things.

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Valley - Announcement Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Sep 9, 2016
    100
    You won't be sinking days after days into Valley — but the one day or so you do spend with it will be enough to stick with you for a long time.
  2. 90
    I don’t know what I expected with Valley, but this was not it. I was not prepared to find an exploration game with a powerful story, fun exploration mechanics, a unique twist on death, beautiful artwork, and one of the best video game soundtracks in the industry.
  3. Sep 15, 2016
    85
    A walking simulator that's very much worth playing, Valley sports wonderful environments, intuitive gameplay and a brilliant soundtrack. To top it all of, this game's story is memorable almost to a fault.
  4. Sep 5, 2016
    75
    Vibration from the controller and the sheer speed and sense of losing control feels great and makes you believe you are in a powerful suit.
  5. Sep 13, 2016
    75
    Valley is a mish mash of other games before it, but still retains a unique feeling all to itself and my time with it was pleasantly surprising with it.
  6. Aug 30, 2016
    70
    Valley feels like a good first act. Despite obstacles that tend to abruptly kill your momentum, running and bounding through wilderness remained exciting. The world's history is so intriguing that I left wanting to know more. I didn't want the adventure to end, and like a jogger who's forced to slow down in the middle of a run, I was frustrated that Valley had to end so soon after it began.
  7. Aug 24, 2016
    50
    A seemingly pointless resource management system presents some interesting aesthetics, but overall, Valley very rarely presents the challenge or consequence it really needs to be addictive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 27, 2016
    10
    This game i dont know what to say. i probably played around 300+ games already. and each year i think this new game is Meh or medium good onlyThis game i dont know what to say. i probably played around 300+ games already. and each year i think this new game is Meh or medium good only rare ones surprise me and make me really think "wow" or make me play it straight in one session till end ( because its so great )

    This game i cant describe it. its Fantastic, it looks GREAT , the sounds are GREAT , the Story is GREAT ( if you read the papers too ) it made me think wow in alot of parts , there were alot of game parts that were plain fun.

    i will buy it as soon as i can (i played it at a friend) atm iam extremely poor but as soon as i can i will support this dev , this dev is Probably one of the few out there that really deserves each penny . you see and feel the love put into this game at every corner every mile of this game

    the game was a bit short. but really it entertainment on multiple levels better as most AAA titles in the last years !

    Had 0 Bugs with it .
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  2. Oct 5, 2016
    10
    This game is criminally underrated, While short, it is an example of quality over quantity. Calling it a walking simulator is simply wrong,This game is criminally underrated, While short, it is an example of quality over quantity. Calling it a walking simulator is simply wrong, technically it is a first-person shooter, yet throughout the game you will easily spend more shots bringing things back to life rather than killing them. The story is primarily conveyed via audio logs which while nothing new, is used to great effect when combined with the high-speed exploration the game's L.E.A.F. suit provides. While not particularly challenging to complete, it is enjoyable from start to finish, and really, isn't that the point? While not perfect, I give it a 10 because I'd easily recommend it to anyone. Expand
  3. Aug 27, 2016
    10
    Great game, immersive, fun story, graphics, gameplay, you name it.
    Probably Indie game of the year thus far. Dont miss out on it.
    p.s:
    Great game, immersive, fun story, graphics, gameplay, you name it.
    Probably Indie game of the year thus far. Dont miss out on it.

    p.s:
    youve gotta get the soundtrack as well.
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  4. Dec 3, 2018
    9
    This game is underrated, I give it a 9 accounting for the price. The immersion kept me up till 3am. A mash-up of walking simulator, shooter,This game is underrated, I give it a 9 accounting for the price. The immersion kept me up till 3am. A mash-up of walking simulator, shooter, 3d platforming and rail running/jumping with good graphics and great soundtrack. Great feeling double jumping high through the air with your LEAF SUIT and the moment when you finally reach the outside again after the underground base style areas and the sun is shining in your face. You start with nothing till you find your suit, then further upgrades allow you to double jump, run over water etc. You can gain personal health by kiling things of nature like trees and animals, but you also have to keep the forest from dying by replenishing life back to the trees and animals, so it's a bit of a balancing act but never a resource management stress type of game. I buy indie games hoping to find games this good. Expand
  5. Aug 27, 2016
    9
    I absolutely love this game! Came out of nowhere. As soon as the Valley opens up and that music starts - kind of like Enya meets Lord of theI absolutely love this game! Came out of nowhere. As soon as the Valley opens up and that music starts - kind of like Enya meets Lord of the Rings - it grabbed me. What starts out like a walking simulator quickly ends the when the LEAF suit gets discovered. That's when the smile came across my face - with the epic leaps and insane running down hills at speed. The story is cool, about a WWII weapons project competing with the atomic bomb project. But the real cool aspect is the Valley's balance of life and death which forces you to be careful with the energy you use. Overall, even though its kind of short, I think its one of the real indie sleeper hits of the year! Expand
  6. Oct 14, 2016
    9
    This game really surprised me. It is a very unique game and you probably have never played anything like it. It was very immersive and IThis game really surprised me. It is a very unique game and you probably have never played anything like it. It was very immersive and I loved how fast you could run in this game. The jumps were really cool and the game runs quite well. It is very intuitive in that you will always get a sense of where to go even though the game does not hold your hand. The only drawback are a poor save system where it makes you play long sections you played before if you have to leave the game. The indoors stages were a bit too dark for my tastes. Other than that, everything else in the game was excellent. I finished the game in 2 sittings which should tell you how much I enjoyed it. It is about 5 hours long, but worth it. I picked it up for 13.99 in the Xbox sale. Expand
  7. Apr 25, 2018
    7
    I first thought it was a big 'meh',but after a while it became more fun
    The graphics are pretty decent ,but some stuff looks still bad,like
    I first thought it was a big 'meh',but after a while it became more fun
    The graphics are pretty decent ,but some stuff looks still bad,like the ground( not with grass on)
    The concept is great,you need to collect life to keep your suit working,and the animals and plants depend their lifes on it
    With this suit you can run faster ,double jump,run on walls,etc....
    Collecting orbs will bring them back
    Also the soundtrack is very great,and nice to relax to
    Only a few drawbacks make me give this a 7
    - stupid save system
    - it is short
    - pretty easy
    While this game is great and the developers clearly put love into it,it still felt a little shallow ,and could have been more,but it's still a great relaxing game worth the buy
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