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  1. Feb 16, 2021
    5
    Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing
    - Very affordable at USD ~$5. - Very charming. - Very short.
    Honestly, it feels more like a proof of concept for Way Down Deep's game engine, which is beautifully detailed while being low poly; the actual story just left me wanting more. Not enough vignettes by far; the pacing is too fast due to just handwaving away passages of time and using a
    Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing
    - Very affordable at USD ~$5. - Very charming. - Very short.

    Honestly, it feels more like a proof of concept for Way Down Deep's game engine, which is beautifully detailed while being low poly; the actual story just left me wanting more. Not enough vignettes by far; the pacing is too fast due to just handwaving away passages of time and using a montage instead of fleshing those scenes out. Character dialogue was pretty decent up until the final chapter. It could've used another pass to be more believable; it felt like the writer(s) just wanted to wrap it up fast. And Stephen maybe could have used a few more facial expressions for his portrait art. The few music tracks were quite catchy. Props to Environment Artist Kristin Butcher for those amazing building interiors though. Not a bad game, just way, way too short. I look forward to something longer next time.
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  1. Mar 5, 2021
    72
    All in all, Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing is a title that doesn’t do anything wrong in its gameplay or story presentation. Truth be told, it is really only hampered by its brief duration. If you’re looking for a shorter diversionary title with an emphasis on romance development that doesn’t ignore the pandemic experience we’ve all been going through, you might want to look into this cute episodic adventure. Like most rom-coms though, don’t expect it to be insanely memorable afterward.
  2. Feb 23, 2021
    60
    Half Past Fate’s pandemic themed addition to its romantic series is a nice little love story, but it doesn’t have much in the way of player interaction and feels like it only scratches the surface of the emotional impact of looking for love in lockdown.
  3. Feb 19, 2021
    60
    The only issue with Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing is that its runtime is simply not enough. The characters’ relationship feels underdeveloped, and even the themes of “romance during a pandemic” don’t really stick. Still, if you’re looking for a really quick adventure with a comfortable atmosphere and absolutely no complications, it could offer an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.