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  • Summary: Silence: The Whispered World 2 will take you back to Silence, a world made of dreams. We accompany Noah, a teenager who lost his little sister, Renie, in the hazardous real world and now hopes to find her again in Silence. His quest leads him to another visually impressive and emotionalSilence: The Whispered World 2 will take you back to Silence, a world made of dreams. We accompany Noah, a teenager who lost his little sister, Renie, in the hazardous real world and now hopes to find her again in Silence. His quest leads him to another visually impressive and emotional adventure, where you get to solve plenty of mysteries surrounding Noah, his sister, and the dreamscapes of Silence. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Apr 4, 2019
    81
    A magical fantasy journey with clever puzzles. Touchscreen controls are missed dearly, though.
  2. Apr 28, 2019
    80
    This is an incredible game that is well worth experiencing, but there’s an elephant in the room. The Switch price is £35.99, which is sure to demoralizing consumers as it’s more than double the Steam price, for a port that doesn’t improve on the original. There aren’t even touchscreen controls, which would have been a perfect addition for the Switch.
  3. Apr 29, 2019
    80
    Silence is a great game with some quirks. The artwork is beautiful and the animation is pretty good for the most part, and the story definitely takes center stage for me. However, the puzzles are rather simple, most of the dialogue (and puzzles for that matter) have no real consequence for choosing a wrong option, and the forty dollar price tag might be off-putting to some, especially since you can find it for half of that on other platforms. Silence is definitely worth checking out and it makes me want to play through The Whispered World, but I’d recommend waiting for it to go on sale.
  4. 75
    Functionally, Silence works as a basic point and click adventure game, but I feel as though it shows growth beyond the well-trod genre expectations. A blend of traditional old-school mechanics mixed with advances in storytelling and gameplay variation allows Silence to stand above what I have seen served up over the last few years. Some lackluster audio and a missed opportunity with the bevy of characters detract slightly, but not overly so from this generally decent package.
  5. May 1, 2019
    71
    Silence: The Whispered World 2 is a beautiful and polished experience with a distinct focus on its story. It still holds enough traditional gameplay to be considered a point-and-click adventure rather than a "walking simulator," but it sacrifices complexity and variety for a more streamlined approach. It's also a very short experience, which doesn't necessarily work in its favor. It doesn't overstay its welcome, but many of it is too short-lived to make the impact it's so clearly striving for.
  6. Apr 3, 2019
    70
    The blurriness displayed on the unexploited touchscreen in handheld mode shows that this Switch version is only a straightforward port. But such slight technical issues don't hinder the interest of this point and click adventure focused on the narrative through puzzles cleverly integrated, hence Silence definitely shouldn't stay quiet.
  7. Jul 12, 2020
    70
    Silence is a graphic adventure recommended for all lovers of the genre, but its short duration, its controls and the high price to be a port can take many fans away from this dramatic story.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Sep 3, 2021
    8
    Story is charming and very well presented. Visuals are very beautiful. If you can pass the very extremely slow loading times between scenesStory is charming and very well presented. Visuals are very beautiful. If you can pass the very extremely slow loading times between scenes the game has no other flaws. Expand
  2. Apr 8, 2021
    7
    I liked it! The art style is adorable, the puzzles are slightly challenging, but most of all the narrative is pretty mature in a good way. TheI liked it! The art style is adorable, the puzzles are slightly challenging, but most of all the narrative is pretty mature in a good way. The only thing I didn't like was the loading screen! Sometimes you accidentally walk too close to the edge of the area or you press A too close to the bird and your stuck on a loading screen, only to turn around and move back and wait through the same loading screen again. All in all, a nice experience but a confirmation to switch areas would be a welcome quality of life addition. Expand
  3. Jun 2, 2019
    7
    ilence est un très bon Point’n click. Sans doute moins marquant que son prédécesseur, il arrive quand même à sortir du lot notamment par uneilence est un très bon Point’n click. Sans doute moins marquant que son prédécesseur, il arrive quand même à sortir du lot notamment par une direction artistique et des graphismes à tomber. L’ambiance sonore est également de haut niveau et est parfaitement adaptée à l’ambiance mélancolique du titre. Le manque de challenge globale et la simplicité des énigmes nous rendent parfois trop passifs devant l’écran, mais la narration et l’histoire arrivent à nous emporter et à nous faire finalement passer outre ces **** défauts. Expand
  4. Oct 15, 2020
    6
    I give 6, but in fact, this game doesn't have any flaws. The plot is interesting, and the ending is not surprising, but still impressive.I give 6, but in fact, this game doesn't have any flaws. The plot is interesting, and the ending is not surprising, but still impressive. Puzzles are nice and easy. It just doesn't offer more, I guess. Expand
  5. Feb 5, 2021
    4
    After writing a very angry, long review of this game I decided to delete them both and leave only this instead:
    for the love of our sweet
    After writing a very angry, long review of this game I decided to delete them both and leave only this instead:
    for the love of our sweet lord Hestu don’t you dare buy this crap full price.
    I’m going to play Octopath traveller.
    Shakalaka for us all.
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  6. Jul 24, 2021
    3
    I can't give more than 3. The concept behind this game is good and the art direction of the environment is really nice. That's it. Boring,I can't give more than 3. The concept behind this game is good and the art direction of the environment is really nice. That's it. Boring, slow-paced, predictable. The story is a set of small, poorly written sequences. The characters are inconsistent, the dialogues are even worst. The puzzles are just meh. Please, stay away from this game!
    P.S. The Switch version is full of laggy parts and ssssssssssssssssssslow loading screens.
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