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Mon Aug 17, 2015, 09:12 PM

Impressions on Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.

PS4 exclusive, released last Tuesday the 11th. Retail is $20 bucks.

This is the latest walking simulator from The Chinese Room whose last 'game' was Dear Esther. As you may have already gathered, I am not impressed with their latest effort. A victim of the early positive reviews and pretty graphics.

The title takes place in an English town circa 1984. All of the computers in the game are C64s, that made me smile and that's about the only thing that did. You'll spend your time walking around, even with sprint button, at a snails pace exploring various houses and locales searching for the glowy presence of 'spirits'. Once you happen upon one you will be treated to some faceless, bodiless back story that you will soon ignore. The visuals and audio is really good but there is no connection with spirit characters because they are nothing more than voices. After walking, ahem, limping along for a couple hours you're likely to quit from complete boredom. There are NO mechanics, no puzzles, no action, just a seemingly endless slog through a pretty husk.

I'd keep away, you're much better served by a good book or movie.

Anyone else have a take on it?

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Juicy_Bellows Aug 2015 OP
Chisox08 Aug 2015 #1
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Juicy_Bellows Aug 2015 #4

Response to Juicy_Bellows (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 07:26 PM

1. ZZZZZZZ

The only good thing I can say it cured my insomnia all for $15.

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Response to Chisox08 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 07:31 PM

2. Damn, I paid twenty.

I don't understand why a lot of critics heap praise on these types of games. I was duped by Gone Home, got Dear Esther for insanely cheap on Steam so I don't feel too bad about that and now duped by Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. No more for me!

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 07:50 PM

3. If you pre-ordered you got it for $15

Everybody Gone to the Rapture is one of the few games that I pre-ordered and later regretted. I wish I bought it one Steam where at least I could have gotten a refund.

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Response to Chisox08 (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 07:52 PM

4. Ahh, that makes sense.

I took the plunge because it had positive reviews, looked pretty and there is nothing else out at the moment. I should have just shaved my privates, better use of time. Cheers!

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