To be fair, at least the game looks good...sort of.
This game is the very definition of "pretentious indie game", and people seem to have the term pretentious seriously confused by calling something like "Braid" a pretentious game, but I don't believe "Braid" was pretending to be a profound art piece, it WAS a profound art piece that was a great puzzler at heart. This is not what Bientôt l'été is.
Bientôt l'été is pretentious. But it is not just pretentious, it's a bearly unplayable mess that attempts to be something interesting and somewhat profound and fails miserably. The whole message in Bientôt l'été is love...I think. This game does do something right at least, and that it makes you guess the message that the game is attempting to send to you, but the message is probably something not nearly as interesting as you probably think.
And when I said that the game looks kinda good? It doesn't actually look even good. The textures look bland, the character models look so boring and the entire world is so f*cking restrictive. You can't go anywhere but this mysterious house where you can play chess with some poor b*stard who actually purchased this pile of horse intestines.
There's also almost nothing to do here. All you CAN do, is choose your gender, walk around a boring beach enviroment that changes for no reason, and go inside this badly modeled house to play Chess someone that picked the opposite gender that you chose. And yes, this is online, and it sucks. There is absolutely no point in playing Chess since you can very easily break the game. Other than those boring objectives, there's nothing to do!
And if you can believe it, this game is made by some of the staff that were behind the creation of another game that was also artsy, and that game was called "Journey". This must've been made as a joke game.
This game is a pretentious, unplayable waste of both your time and money...that's why I don't recommend this game