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  • Summary: What Comes After is a side-scrolling adventure and a heartwarming story about learning how to love yourself. Help Vivi in her journey on the train to the afterlife and back. From the creator of Coffee Talk, in collaboration with Rolling Glory Jam the creator of Rage in Peace. What ComesWhat Comes After is a side-scrolling adventure and a heartwarming story about learning how to love yourself. Help Vivi in her journey on the train to the afterlife and back. From the creator of Coffee Talk, in collaboration with Rolling Glory Jam the creator of Rage in Peace. What Comes After is a experience, a heartwarming story, and a love letter to all of you who think you're a burden for other people. Help Vivi finds herself through the journey that takes her to where people go after they died, to what comes after. Ride the train filled with the souls of the people, animals, and plants that are on their way to leave this world, and talk to them to learn about love, regrets, life, and death that haunt us every day until our time has come. All presented in a light-hearted way with a sprinkle of comedy and philosophy.

    Features:
    - A short heartwarming story that will stay in your heart and memory
    - A personal journey of learning how to love yourself
    - A tale filled with love and comedy
    - Colorful art to accompany your journey in the train not bound for the living
    - An easy to pick-up gameplay
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 18, 2021
    100
    The visuals and audio in combination with the meaningful and positive narrative come together to construct the complete package for a short ride into What Comes After.
  2. Mar 30, 2021
    90
    What What Comes After lacks in length, it more than makes up for with engaging character dialogue and a willingness to discuss lofty themes in a balanced and emotional way. This is a visual novel worth flicking through.
  3. 70
    Overall, your mileage is going to vary in What Comes After. It is a very short experience, clocking in at just around an hour long, so even if you find the gameplay to be a tad tedious, the game at the very least does not overstay its welcome. If you're more interested in narrative as opposed to gameplay, you will likely find some enjoyment here, but those who are more interested in gameplay should probably steer clear. What Comes After has a lot to say, and even if a shoddy translation takes the impact down a bit, it's still worth a look if its premise has caught your eye.
  4. Mar 25, 2021
    60
    What Comes After doesn’t go much further than “Remember happy memories” and “It’ll get better with time.” I just don’t feel that’s enough to really examine this topic. However, the presentation is charming enough, and the entire experience can be completed in less than an hour, to which it doesn’t overstay its welcome. Perhaps more time would have allowed them to explore the themes they introduced further.
  5. Apr 2, 2021
    50
    If What Comes After can help those dealing with mental health struggles, then that’s a wonderful thing. But it doesn’t cover these topics delicately; its messages aren’t hidden anywhere, they’re in-your-face, front and centre. However, it’s all the other issues What Comes After tries to deal with – deforestation, animal abuse and more – that ruin the experience. As important as all of those issues are, What Comes After doesn’t give enough time for them to have any real purpose or meaning. Had it been more focused, it could have had much more impact.
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  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Jun 15, 2021
    4
    This game is so slow that I have stopped fora times because I was getting tired. It's a flat gameplay with weak characters and 99% doesn'tThis game is so slow that I have stopped fora times because I was getting tired. It's a flat gameplay with weak characters and 99% doesn't have soundtrack. The song played in the trailer only appears at the end. Expand
  2. May 8, 2021
    4
    Sadly I was very disappointed by this game. I really wanted to like it, but it's barely an hour of gameplay and while the wallpapers might beSadly I was very disappointed by this game. I really wanted to like it, but it's barely an hour of gameplay and while the wallpapers might be atmospheric enough the dialogues are empty feeling and at least the German version has plenty of grammatical errors. There also isn't really any background music which I feel was greatly missing for the atmosphere.
    Seeing as the dialogues are basically the whole game I just felt it was really flat.
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