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  • Summary: In Yesterday Origins, the main protagonists John Yesterday and his partner Pauline, immortals who own an antiques store in Paris, travel across the globe through multiple periods. The story takes place across the current and medieval eras, through a series of flashbacks. At the beginning ofIn Yesterday Origins, the main protagonists John Yesterday and his partner Pauline, immortals who own an antiques store in Paris, travel across the globe through multiple periods. The story takes place across the current and medieval eras, through a series of flashbacks. At the beginning of the game, a young John is imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition for witchcraft, just prior to the sequence of events that will change his life/lives forever. Although not yet able to resurrect at that point of his life, he has already attracted the attention and fallen foul of Church authorities due to his unusual ability to understand and speak every language he encounters. Expand

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Yesterday Origins Trailer - Gamescom 2016
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Nov 8, 2016
    90
    An Adventure for point & click lovers. Yesterday Origins has a great story, full of stellar moments and humor, as well as complicated puzzles.
  2. 80
    Yesterday Origins updates the point and click genre and manages to tell a great thriller story at the same time. With good presentation, excellent voice acting and well thought out puzzles Yesterday Origins is a game which I can easily recommend.
  3. Nov 21, 2016
    80
    A great story and interesting atmosphere make for a highly entertaining - and at times even creepy - brain twister.
  4. Nov 23, 2016
    70
    Yesterday Origins is in its heart a wonderful point-and-click adventurer. With a story that grabs you with its both hands, it drags you down to a wonderful adventure. Unfortunately, an adventure that is manifested by technical problems.
  5. Nov 28, 2016
    70
    A well written adventure game that stays true to the format of the 90s. This also means that unless you can appreciate the old gears at work, you'll likely find the point and click formula boring.
  6. Nov 27, 2016
    69
    Yesterday Origins is a nice looking point and click game with lots of puzzles. The story doesn't really come together, though.
  7. 60
    It certainly offers a unique story in the realm of video games. Fans of the genre will certainly get a kick out of the game, others may just be intrigued enough by the story to try it out. But will it stand out as a classic in the genre when we're getting so many of them at the moment? Probably not.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jun 17, 2018
    7
    I always loved the Broken Sword series when I was younger, and I was hoping for something at least close to that type of quality when I poppedI always loved the Broken Sword series when I was younger, and I was hoping for something at least close to that type of quality when I popped this into the PS4. Although not quite as amazing as Broken Sword 2, this was still a pretty interesting game that put up a challenge here and there.
    The movement is a bit clunky and feels a bit 2002, and the prompts to interact with certain object are not always obvious (and then at times are almost too obvious), but it's the story and the dialogue between the characters that really pulls this game along. The voice acting is quite good for a game of this type.
    For a PS4 game the graphics are pretty terrible; for some reason I just couldn't get over how ugly they made the main character's face, but in general you don't notice when you're trying to figure out the next puzzle that comes along.
    Admittedly I had to look up the solutions to some of the puzzles online, but that was for time saving purposes only, I could have figured them out eventually, I swear.
    The main letdown for me was the ending, as it felt a bit flat after going through the rest of the game. I'm an unapologetic "happily ever after" type of guy, and when the stories don't always go that way I tend to get a bit miffed. Not to say this is either a happy or sad ending (no spoilers) it just didn't go the way I predicted it to. I get that some would find that a positive.
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  2. Apr 6, 2018
    6
    Quite the unknown gem, Yesterday Origins is actually a sequel and a prequel simultaneously. It expands of the story of it's predecessorQuite the unknown gem, Yesterday Origins is actually a sequel and a prequel simultaneously. It expands of the story of it's predecessor 'Yesterday' for the PC and creates the same classic point and click genre that the mid-90s crazed over.
    It holds upfairly well, but not as good as the original. The graphics and sounds are sharpp, but simple. It doesn't really stretch the PS4, but the narrative is engaging and very well constructed, although a bit confusing at times. Another upside is the voice acting and pace. It's not over long and doesn't take itself too seriously, which brings me to the negatives.

    Despite spates of humour, it has some very dark moments which almost shows that it should have been aimed at a different audience. The swearing in places also takes you by surprise. The controls are quite sound apart from the odd glitch and awkward angle. As I said, the story may confuse most people, especially if they haven't played the first game. Some of the puzzles are also not as clever as the previous. The most disappointing aspect for me as a fan was the ending. Far too abrupt and quite easy compared to the earlier sections.
    As a whole it is worth a play, but no replay value is a marked downside for point and clicks. It holds one of the few candles that nods to the genre for sure, so we should be glad of that, but it's not quite in the same halls as Monkey Island, Gray Matter or Grim Fandango were.
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  3. Mar 12, 2017
    0
    The game doesnt work! there is a puzzle where you have to check the base of a cross and when the animation finishes the cursor disappears andThe game doesnt work! there is a puzzle where you have to check the base of a cross and when the animation finishes the cursor disappears and your character freezes in place! this is with all patches installed and on PS4 Expand