Interactive stories, especially ones that are artistically basic, are tough to score and evaluate fairly. To its credit, despite its simplicity, The Last Survey did manage to suck me in with its story that provides a sort of picture into corporate greed and excess and how it has managed to imperil our planet. Sure, if you happen to find yourself on the side of industry over the “tree huggers” this likely won’t do much more than make your blood boil, but for most people I’d wager the game’s goal of trying to carefully and diplomatically do your part to try to help steer your employer in a more positive direction to be an interesting one. As someone who has worked in the cold space of corporate America I was actually amused and impressed by the accuracy of the depiction of the executive environment and what it feels like to contemplate career suicide in the name of making positive change. If you accept the game’s theme and minimalist nature there’s no question that the quality of the writing and the unique nature of the premise make for an engaging combination that’s worth seeing through. Just there’s also no doubt the game would be considered niche with its simplicity in how it is presented.
Justin Nation, Score: