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  • Summary: When humans get too lonely, they turn into monsters

    Sea of Solitude takes you on a personal journey of a young woman's loneliness. Set sail across a beautiful and evolving world, where nothing is quite what it seems. Meet fantastical creatures and monsters, learn their stories, and solve
    When humans get too lonely, they turn into monsters

    Sea of Solitude takes you on a personal journey of a young woman's loneliness. Set sail across a beautiful and evolving world, where nothing is quite what it seems. Meet fantastical creatures and monsters, learn their stories, and solve challenges. Explore a flooded city, either by boat, on foot, or by swimming through the water itself. Dare to look what lies beneath the surface, in a haunting struggle of darkness and light, and discover what it truly means to be human.

    KEY FEATURES

    - AN EMOTIONAL JOURNEY Sea of Solitude embarks players on a nuanced and intimate action-adventure, experienced through the mind of Kay, as she struggles to overcome her inner loneliness. Players must help Kay see below the surface and beyond, guiding her through her Sea of Solitude, in this deeply touching tale of darkness and light.

    - A METAPHORICAL WORLD As her journey evolves, Kay's dark and stormy environment begins to transform, with light and color shining into the world. Water levels rise and fall to reflect her own state of mind, transforming the flooded city landscape into new areas for the player to explore, with new challenges to face.

    - FACE THE MONSTERS WITHIN Encounter fantastical creatures, solve puzzles, and rid the world of tainted memories. Meet a variety of beautiful and terrifying monsters, each with their own struggles of loneliness to tell. Through confronting these monsters, Kay will not only learn more about them, but also herself, and what it means to be human.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Jul 23, 2019
    88
    If you aren’t a fan of games like What Remains of Edith Finch and Fe, where combat and thrill takes a backseat to emotion and art, then I’ll be honest—this probably isn’t the game for you, and that’s okay. But for those of you who enjoy games with meaning, games with abstraction, or games with that unique artistic beauty that so often blossoms in indie games, then Kay is waiting for you on the Sea of Solitude.
  2. Jul 11, 2019
    83
    Sea of Solitude makes one o the better and more realistic recreations of some mental issues that are more common that most people think.
  3. Jul 12, 2019
    80
    Sea of Solitude on Xbox One is too short, some of the gameplay doesn’t ever push hard enough in terms of what could be done, and the last act isn’t as interesting as it could have been. But the way the story and the journey are crafted and told through its characters, themes, visuals, and audio is superb.
  4. Aug 6, 2019
    74
    Sea of Solitude certainly has a unique look and feel to it, but the novelty alone is not enough to carry the game. Your enjoyment of it will come down to how much you connect to Kay and her story because the gameplay alone will not be enough to compel you to play until the end. Even if you're just in it for the story, there are times when that story will also feel like a slog, especially when you face the monsters that represent Kay's endlessly bickering parents. The game is certainly an unusual experience, but it will probably leave you wishing that it was a more compelling one.
  5. Aug 10, 2019
    70
    Even tough the story is a bit unevenly told; we cannot stop playing Sea of Solitude until Kay has reached the end of her journey. Partly because the story always manages to motivate us to go further, partly because the adventure is not long enough for the shortcomings to become too intrusive. When it is all said and done, Sea of ​​Solitude is a gripping but uneven journey that is worth taking.
  6. Jul 17, 2019
    68
    Despite a gorgeous look, Sea of Solitude lacks of a complex narrative or level design that puts it into pair with recent games inspired by mental issues.
  7. Jul 5, 2019
    55
    By trying to say too much and do too much, the work is dispersed and the adventure is diluted.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Apr 12, 2021
    10
    Very beautifully looking game with an incredible story amplified by great soundtrack. It is shorter game (about 3h) but if you are going toVery beautifully looking game with an incredible story amplified by great soundtrack. It is shorter game (about 3h) but if you are going to explore that nice world and collect bottles and seagulls, you can
    at least double that. Definitely a game to try in Game Pass.
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  2. Aug 28, 2019
    9
    Sea Of Solitude , this game really touched me in a way that a lot of games stopped doing.
    It has a great real life story with a twist, how
    Sea Of Solitude , this game really touched me in a way that a lot of games stopped doing.
    It has a great real life story with a twist, how family can be break up and how it feels when this happens.
    This divorce issue and parents fights in front of the kids and how this can affect our children without us knowing .

    this game gave me a new point of view to think of in my real life .
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  3. Jan 28, 2021
    9
    I am a little late to this one but I am in love with art and the deep story hidden beneath the surface and a chance to put it right a fewI am a little late to this one but I am in love with art and the deep story hidden beneath the surface and a chance to put it right a few minor glitches but not game braking and didn’t detract for my enjoyment for that reason I would say a solid 9/10 and if you have Xbox game pass it a no brainier Expand
  4. Nov 10, 2020
    8
    Great story and art style. Didn't bought it on release because of a bad review from IGN that said it was too repetitive and boring. It is not.Great story and art style. Didn't bought it on release because of a bad review from IGN that said it was too repetitive and boring. It is not. It's a short game that you'll probably finnish in an afternoon, and you'll also learn a thing or two about depression. I finished it in one sit cause I couldn't put the controller down. Expand
  5. Jan 22, 2021
    8
    Great story, however even when is was short the game felt kind of forced in some specific situations, but overall great game that takes realGreat story, however even when is was short the game felt kind of forced in some specific situations, but overall great game that takes real life issues and set that there is not a only solution for things. Great experience Expand
  6. Nov 15, 2020
    7
    Juego muy bonito y emocional, pero extremadamente corto y con jugabilidad nula, es un walking simulator realmente. Aún así, muy recomendable,Juego muy bonito y emocional, pero extremadamente corto y con jugabilidad nula, es un walking simulator realmente. Aún así, muy recomendable, es más una experiencia que un juego como tal. Expand
  7. Sep 16, 2021
    7
    A very unique story that is worth the experience but the game play brings it down a little bit for me.

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