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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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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: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  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. Dec 12, 2017
    10
    Incredible, visceral, awesome game feel, strong narrative qualities and an beautiful environments, Valley is an amazing experience. TheIncredible, visceral, awesome game feel, strong narrative qualities and an beautiful environments, Valley is an amazing experience. The soundtrack itself is worth to try it. Probably one of the best indie game I've ever played. Expand
  3. 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
  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. 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
  6. 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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  7. Aug 28, 2016
    7
    Valley
    A calming adventure…
    Valley is a mirrors edge meets sonic the hedgehog first person 3d platforming feeling walking simulator game…
    Valley
    A calming adventure…
    Valley is a mirrors edge meets sonic the hedgehog first person 3d platforming feeling walking simulator game…
    Hard concept to wrap your head around, but it feels great…
    The game takes place as the title suggests in a valley...
    Youre there to search for the lifeseed
    You get a leaf suit very early on and as you progress youll unlock new powers for this suit…
    The first half of valley is so beautifully calming that as I sate in my first impressions video relieved me of all my real world stress almost instantaneously…
    The music and atmosphere is perfect…
    I almost felt like I was in a first person crash bandicoot game with 0 threat.....
    running through the hills with these adorably glowy guys running around, collecting orbs and breathing life into dead trees and animals that I didn’t understand why I was doing this at first, but It felt great…
    And then you learn why..
    The animals were dead because of a government project going on…
    these leaf suits are powered by life… and to give life you have to take life…
    So every time you die in a platforming section you take life from the valley…
    Animals and plants die…
    You can bring them back to life though with the blue orbs you find around… which is also your leaf suits fuel for pulling off new moves during the 2nd half of the game…
    So it’s a careful balance between making sure your suit has energy and keeping the valley at full health while you try and get to the life seed…
    The 2nd half of the game though, I feel takes a turn for the worst as things get more gray and colorless…
    I’m not a fan of factory or station type settings, and this is where the majority of the 2nd half takes place…
    The 2nd half is when things shift from feeling like a 3d platformer into more mirrors edge…
    You’ll get new abilities like being able to swing by a chain, double jumping.. walking up magnetic walls and 2 of my favorites being able to run faster on tracks and being able to run on water…
    These moments were some of my favorite in the game…
    These new abilities keep the game feeling fresh and really make the 4 and half hour long journey fly by…
    During your journey you’ll also run into some enemies that drain life from you, but you can defeat them by giving them life…
    they’re a little annoying, nothing too bad to deal with, but I personally felt they were pointless…
    Valley Is definitely an awesome experience that by the games end will have you questioning everything you just did to get to that point…
    But its weak factory levels hinder it enough from ever reaching an overall solid level of greatness…
    I give Valley
    a 7/10
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