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  • Summary: A weird tale of otherworldly mystery. Call of the Sea is a first-person adventure puzzle game set in the 1930s that tells the story of Norah, a woman on the trail of her missing husband's expedition. The search takes place on a strange but beautiful island in the South Pacific, filled withA weird tale of otherworldly mystery. Call of the Sea is a first-person adventure puzzle game set in the 1930s that tells the story of Norah, a woman on the trail of her missing husband's expedition. The search takes place on a strange but beautiful island in the South Pacific, filled with secrets waiting to be unearthed. It is an otherworldly tale of mystery, adventure, and self-discovery. Expand

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  1. Positive: 21 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Jan 15, 2021
    90
    Call of the Sea is proof that “Lovecraft” doesn’t have to mean “darkness and tentacles”. This is a positive, sometimes even cheerful adventure and it’s only the undertones which are ominous, and that works surprisingly well. Also, the puzzles are great, as are the graphics and the quietly moving story.
  2. Dec 21, 2020
    83
    Call of the Sea is a enjoyable first person puzzler that lays on said puzzles thick and fast. That it also looks stunning didn’t hurt my time with it. Having access to the journal is a great touch, and the story kept me hooked and keen to see what was next throughout.
  3. Dec 21, 2020
    80
    Narrative and gameplay come together in a perfect symbiosis.
  4. Dec 17, 2020
    76
    Intriguing and fascinating, Call of the Sea is a worthy new addition to Xbox Game Pass.
  5. Dec 10, 2020
    75
    If the writers weren't so eager to spoil their own surprises, I think we'd be looking at one outstanding narrative-driven adventure here. As it is, Call of the Sea is a pleasing piece of pulp fiction and a decent test of your puzzle-solving skills.
  6. Dec 20, 2020
    73
    Call of the Sea is a well written game with some flaws when it comes to its puzzles: overall, a fine experience that is surely worth a try.
  7. Dec 8, 2020
    60
    Call of the Sea’s intriguing piecemeal story and beautiful setting falls to the wayside when its lack of signposting and overall artificially obtuse puzzles take center stage for much longer than acceptable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 38
  2. Negative: 4 out of 38
  1. Jan 3, 2021
    10
    I don't really like puzzle games regularly, but this one looked so good I had to try(it's on gamepass) I came for the amazing visuals andI don't really like puzzle games regularly, but this one looked so good I had to try(it's on gamepass) I came for the amazing visuals and stayed for the great story, music and puzzles, totally recommend Expand
  2. Jan 1, 2021
    10
    Great game, and on Series X it looks gorgeous. It has a ton of great puzzles and the narrative is amazing. Great lore, great story, especiallyGreat game, and on Series X it looks gorgeous. It has a ton of great puzzles and the narrative is amazing. Great lore, great story, especially if you are into Lovecraft stories Expand
  3. Aug 28, 2021
    9
    A great puzzle adventure. Played this as a family taking turns controlling the lead character while the others would help to solve the nextA great puzzle adventure. Played this as a family taking turns controlling the lead character while the others would help to solve the next challenge. My only complaint being that it all ended to soon. Expand
  4. Dec 12, 2020
    8
    Immersive, beautiful and zen. However there is some drop in framerate during some walks.
  5. Apr 4, 2021
    8
    Solid puzzle/adventure game, with a good story! Visually appealing, but some frustrating gamma settings that made on-screen text unreadable atSolid puzzle/adventure game, with a good story! Visually appealing, but some frustrating gamma settings that made on-screen text unreadable at times due to blown out highlights. Despite my best efforts at calibration, it didn’t seem to fix it. Otherwise, the game was quite beautiful! Expand
  6. Dec 10, 2020
    6
    Juego con una trama muy interesante y gráficos preciosos, pero con un gameplay desesperante por dos razones principales: La primera, laJuego con una trama muy interesante y gráficos preciosos, pero con un gameplay desesperante por dos razones principales: La primera, la lentitud, incluso teniendo permanentemente pulsado el botón de correr se hace eterno ir de un sitio a otro. Y la segunda, y principal, muchos de los puzzles son poco coherentes, raros e incluso alguno de ellos tan absurdo que parece metido con calzador. Se le pueden echar unas horas a este título, pero no pasará a la historia. Aún así, se notan el esfuerzo y cariño invertidos por los desarrolladores. Expand
  7. Feb 21, 2021
    0
    Un jeu d’aventure typique, à savoir rapidement rasoir, barbant et rébarbatif : alors la barbe ! va à la mer, Cocotte névropathe et arrête deUn jeu d’aventure typique, à savoir rapidement rasoir, barbant et rébarbatif : alors la barbe ! va à la mer, Cocotte névropathe et arrête de nous faire chier ! notamment avec tes énigmes à la con qui filent la migraine en moins de deux… et qui cassent un peu trop les couilles, soit dit en passant.

    Mais c’est du « classique » en la matière, hélas… et dire que les trois quarts, pour ne pas dire les neuf dixièmes des gens finissent ce genre de merdes en suivant les « soluces » ou les flux dédiés des youteubés ! alors qu’il s’agit d’une totale perte de temps…

    L’originalité cependant réside dans le fait qu’on est ici en vue subjective et que c’est réalisé avec l’Unreal 4, ce qui devrait assurer un rendu au moins correct… Hélas (encore) n’oublions pas qu’il s’agit surtout d’un petit jeu, et en l’occurrence d’un indé de mes deux et qu’il est donc proposé uniquement en 256 couleurs ! en 4K sûrement mais en 256 couleurs tout droit sorties d’une daube de chez Nintendaube.

    Si au moins, c’était parfaitement fluide mais que nenni, ça se permet de nombreux ralentissements, même sur la Series X alors que c’est un jeu estampillé X|S : encore une daube bricolée par une équipe de stagiaires, donc ! Mais passons, la poubelle t’appelle, l’étron indé, et si ce n’est la poubelle, ce sont les chiottes qui t’attendent avec impatience…
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