This is a transcript excerpt covering the score awarded to Venba on the So Videogames podcast, episode 351: Pacing!!!
Stranded in an Ocean of Memories
HIGH The appreciation of life’s various phases.
LOW The dark ooze chasing the player randomly.
WTF The 20 school buses stacked on top of each other.
Your Own. Personal. Limbo.
HIGH Unique visuals, both dreamy and nightmarish.
LOW Unmemorable level layouts.
WTF Why is it a guessing game to figure out which terrain I can walk on ?!
A Picturesque Introspective Adventure
HIGH Provides that always-needed dose of childish sincerity.
LOW The mechanics and puzzles are practically nonexistent.
WTF Darth Gran!
Blink And You’ll Miss It
HIGH A beautiful, yet heartbreaking story that grows stronger as it progresses.
LOW Forcing the player to keep their eyes open to hear important dialogue.
WTF The Ferryman sure loves barking at pigeons.
LOW How long it took me to figure out how to deal with black shields.
WTF Why aren’t more roguelike fans talking about this one?
‘Tis Better To Have Loved And Lost Than To Backtrack
HIGH Sharing a biscuit over tea with the owl.
LOW Having to backtrack two rooms to find a clue I forgot about.
WTF Breaking all the tombstones in the cemetery.