Simple Synthetic Survival
HIGH The atmospheric alien world.
LOW Searching for resources becomes tedious quickly.
WTF I was not expecting to find… that in the desert.
HIGH The light and shadow system creates some clever puzzles.
LOW A few moments of trial-and-error thanks to artificially high difficulty.
WTF All those little girls' corpses hanging from trees.
HIGH The surprising shift in the Narrator's demeanor.
LOW Starting over because of a game-breaking bug.
WTF Seriously, did anyone do QA?
HIGH: Beautiful claymation.
LOW: Hearing annoying cries as I do that one damned puzzle yet again.
WTF: Mike Nelson and Rob Paulsen were hired to voice the characters—and they aren't given anything funny to say.
HIGH: Strong world-building and character development.
LOW: Some interactive objects are indistinguishable from the background.
WTF: A restaurant that serves cloned human meat.
HIGH: Alien worlds have a strong atmosphere.
LOW: Writing stories feels like a waste of time due to lack of feedback.
WTF: Why can't I change direction in mid-air when using my jetpack?
HIGH: Finally taking down a Titan on my 71st attempt.
LOW: The previous 70 deaths.
WTF: Oh joy, another vague "artistic" ending that tries to be intelligent but says nothing profound.
HIGH: Provides (sometimes unintentionally) challenging gameplay
LOW: Progress is frequently impeded by bugs.
WTF: Those monkeys had better not be flinging what I think they are.
HIGH Some genuinely tense, unnerving moments in the first chapter.
LOW Everything after the first chapter
WTF An entire novella's worth of backstory is included as optional collectibles.