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  • Summary: A research spaceship reaches an abandoned planet. Nothing is what it seems here and the situation quickly slips out of control. Can the crew manage to survive and get back home?

    Symmetry is a survival management game set in a retro-futuristic, sci-fi universe. Your main goal is to manage
    A research spaceship reaches an abandoned planet. Nothing is what it seems here and the situation quickly slips out of control. Can the crew manage to survive and get back home?

    Symmetry is a survival management game set in a retro-futuristic, sci-fi universe. Your main goal is to manage the crash survivors and help them withstand the desolate, extremely cold environment in-order to fix their spacecraft and escape. The non-obvious plot is accompanied by an atmospheric musical score and graphic design that sustains the harsh and mysterious ambience.

    Survivors' life functions crucial to their existence, such as eating, resting and mental health need to be taken care of. Extreme circumstances may force crew members to develop new skills like botanics or power plant operations, that weren't necessary in their Earthly life. Gathering all the parts required to repair the spaceship becomes a race against time, as extreme weather conditions and life-threatening supernatural activities become more and more present.

    Vector graphics give the game a feeling of mystery and severity of the deserted world. Using dimmed and pastel colours throughout the scenery creates a sense of remoteness from reality and builds an unreal atmosphere of the landscape.
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  1. Jun 19, 2022
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Though 3 years late to reviewing, maybe this will help someone decide whether or not to try it. Honestly, it's not worth your time. I gave it a 5/10 out of kindness, because I feel like I understood the developer intentions, even if I'm still quite confused on it. The gameplay is quite solid. It can be fun managing your survivors and using them to secure resources. It's fun to when you get a fourth survivor. And it feels incredibly rewarding to get enough scrap to unlock the parts to escape the planet. However, there is basically no story. The developers clearly wanted there to be something, but there is little to no elaboration on what goes on through the story. Just that in the background you slowly see a weird zig zag thing emerge. Then it shines a red light. And that's it. I never bothered to play survival mode, so it's possible there is more there, but for the price this game isn't even worth it. You won't really get your money's worth. However, if it's ever on sale for $1-2 or free then maybe it's worth a play. I beat it in around 4 hours but I'm not very good at games. So maybe you can beat it quicker. Overall, the gameplay is fun, but clearly the developers wanted this to be story driven which it fails at. Expand