Miasmata is a game that will test your perseverance and patience. Initially, this came across as a tedious and boring - I wasn't crazy about the game after spending thirty minutes in it, so I put it down and played other games.
Eventually, I came back to give it another try.
After 9.1 hours of play, I can safely say that this game surprised me, and I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. Exploring the island in search of remedies for Robert Hughes' ailments was astonishingly fun and rewarding; although, this game remains one that had room for improvement.Pros
- Fantastic exploration
- Learning curve that makes succeeding that much more rewarding
- Beautiful environment (most of the time)
- Unexpectedly strong sense of isolation and survival
- Very realistic
- Beautiful music (during the few instances that you are able to hear it)
- Touching plot
- Being stalked by the creature was actually terrifyingCons
- Very awkward animations
- Bizarre physics when falling down hills (falling down hills is not advised)
- Lack of sound effects during synthesis
- Pretty buggy (the two devs acknowledged that after five years developing Miasmata, they were exhausted and stopped fixing bugs)
- Some mechanics may only be learned the hard way (either never explained or poorly explained)
All in all, I will reiterate that I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Miasmata. I needed some time to warm up to it, but once I gave it that luxury, I became immersed in the world and my surroundings. The astonishing sense of isolation and survival kept me on my toes and kept me efficient throughout my in-game experience. It was a rewarding endeavor, and I would recommend this game as long as you are willing to give it the time it deserves.
We just had to keep up, and we became the story.