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  • Summary: Immerse yourself in the world of Season, a third-person atmospheric adventure bicycle road trip game. Leave home for the first time to collect memories before a mysterious cataclysm washes everything away. Explore, record, meet people, and unravel the strange world around you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Jan 26, 2023
    92
    Season is a phenomenal work, not just the classic little pearl, but an all-round videogame experience capable of excite, tell, immerse us in the last moments of a reality that could end, change, mutate. A memorization and movement mechanism within towns, villages and glimpses of nature of disarming beauty.
  2. Jan 26, 2023
    90
    If you can find some time out of your busy everyday life to step into the world of SEASON: A letter to the future, then I highly beckon you to do so. Scavengers Studio has created a beautiful work of art that captures powerful motifs of humanity and themes of preservation. After all, it’s the memories we choose to remember that really matter in the end.
  3. Jan 28, 2023
    85
    A purely atmospheric experience, Season: a letter to the future is a little candy, a poem about the passing years and their memories which, strangely, transports you completely out of time. A road trip by bike made of absolutely charming encounters that enjoys excellent sound work. A must-do for lovers of short narrative experiences in which you can easily let yourself be transported.
  4. Jan 26, 2023
    80
    As Estelle pieces together her scrapbook made by my hand, I often found myself asking why I took a particular image, what I liked about a specific sound. What memories or feelings was I conjuring, even subconsciously, that led me to present Estelle's world in the ways I did, and what did that say about how I see my own world? Season asks a lot of introspective questions, provides few definitive answers, and hopes players are willing to breathe it in, consider it carefully, then exhale slowly as they reflect on both the game and themselves. It's unconventional even in a sea of indies that are constantly trying new weird things, but it works.
  5. Jan 27, 2023
    78
    Season: A letter to the future has style to spare and some captivating story elements. Exploring its little world is rewarding, but it's so frictionless as to lack the drama of other exploration-focused games like The Witness or Journey.
  6. Mar 1, 2023
    70
    We doubt that many indies more beautiful than Season will pass through our console this 2023. Season is a contemplative experience that helps to break the rhythm of modern society and serves to rest and heal the soul. It's a pity that the controls are so bad and that the game is empty of meaning and message. As if you were passing a beautiful postcard through Instagram and filling it with hashtags and pose.
  7. Jan 30, 2023
    50
    As it turned out Season: A Letter to the Future was nothing more than just another forgettable indie title. Even if gorgeous trailers made you think otherwise.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Feb 2, 2023
    10
    Affirming that this game is beautiful is redundant but I can't avoid it: what a marvelous visual delight! Gameplay is great, story and scriptAffirming that this game is beautiful is redundant but I can't avoid it: what a marvelous visual delight! Gameplay is great, story and script are touching and heart warming. The soundtrack is simply amazing! This is a game to enjoy the ride, reflect about life and philosophize about existence. I couldn't recommend it more. Expand
  2. Feb 2, 2023
    10
    A powerful interactive reflection on personal and collective memory. The player takes on the role of chonicler/historian, thus witnessing andA powerful interactive reflection on personal and collective memory. The player takes on the role of chonicler/historian, thus witnessing and selecting what will perish and what will remain. A poetic and scenic journey. Superb writing, often funny, sad and moving. As unique and beautiful as a public lizard. Expand
  3. Feb 2, 2023
    10
    Season es un hermoso juego, su estilo de arte y personajes son increíbles.
  4. Feb 23, 2023
    10
    Es un maravilloso juego, para jugarlo con calma y recorrer cada detalle. Hagan caso omiso de las reviews negativas escritas por incels.
  5. Feb 2, 2023
    10
    This game is the cozy game I needed. Beautiful art, amazing sound design, and lovely pacing. I had been waiting a long time to play this gameThis game is the cozy game I needed. Beautiful art, amazing sound design, and lovely pacing. I had been waiting a long time to play this game and I'm incredibly satisfied with the experience. You have the freedom to stay on the desired path or take your time and experience every moment. It really makes you appreciate the small details and get invested in the stories and history you encounter on your journey. Expand
  6. Feb 21, 2023
    10
    I'm a gamer of some 40 years, and this is honestly one of the most moving game experiences I've had in memory. An absolute Tour de Force. TheI'm a gamer of some 40 years, and this is honestly one of the most moving game experiences I've had in memory. An absolute Tour de Force. The writing, the emotional resonance, the mysterious world building (reminded me of Disco Elysium), the dueling senses of both calm and dread.

    Astounding. Profound. Engaging.

    It may only be 3 hours long, but its the most interesting 3 hours of video gaming I've played in maybe the last 10 years. Ignore the idiots review bombing this, if you're looking for a unique polished gem of an experience, look no further.

    Of course I wish it were longer, but for a $25 indie title, it punches far above its weight.
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  7. Feb 6, 2023
    0
    I'm not sure what the developers were thinking but they've made some terrible design choices for this game. It could have been really good butI'm not sure what the developers were thinking but they've made some terrible design choices for this game. It could have been really good but instead the devs focused on other things instead of good gameplay and story. The character is very poorly written and portrayed. There are some game breaking bugs here as well which are hopefully fixed in later versions. If you were looking for an entertaining and immersive title, look elsewhere. There are many better games out there that deserve your hard earned dollars and spare time. Expand

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