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Wayward Strand

Developer: Ghost Pattern

  • Price: $19.99
  • Release Date: Sep 15, 2022
  • Number of Players: 1
  • Last on Sale: Jan 4, 2024 [$13.99]
  • Lowest Historic Price: $13.99
  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • In a world of narrowly-focused objectives in games, it’s sometimes nice to simply choose your own path

    If your assumption that a game set on what’s essentially a floating nursing home, playing as a young lady tagging along for a few days with her mom, wouldn’t be an action thriller, you’d be correct. The thing is, if you walk around a little and talk to some of the “vintage” citizens you may find that it’s very easy to get sucked into taking an interest in understanding their stories, and how they can relate to and sometimes intertwine with the stories of others as well. In games it’s a bit unusual to come across titles that you essentially can’t play the wrong way and this seems to be one of that breed. Your goal really is to follow who and what interests you, and try your best to follow those threads as far as you can, talking to other people and perhaps stumbling onto some new points of interest along the way as well. This is an experience that rests on the quality of its storytelling, and the talents of its voice actors who generally do an outstanding job of breathing life into these characters. While it won’t be something that will appeal to everyone if you’re open to the laid back flow and enjoy well-written characters there’s plenty to enjoy here.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Nindie Choice! [8.0]

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