In the old days man tried to catch a glimpse of the future in the strangest of ways. Experience the ancient Swedish phenomena of year walking through a different kind of first person adventure that blurs the line between two and three dimensions, as well as reality and the supernatural.
Datum vydání: 6 břez. 2014
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Recenze

9/10 – Edge

9/10 – Eurogamer

5/5 – The Telegraph

O hře

In the old days man tried to catch a glimpse of the future in the strangest of ways.

Experience the ancient Swedish phenomena of year walking through a different kind of first person adventure that blurs the line between two and three dimensions, as well as reality and the supernatural.

Venture out into the dark woods where strange creatures roam, on a vision quest set in 19th century Sweden. Solve and decipher cryptic puzzles, listen for clues, and learn about mysterious folklore creatures in the built-in encyclopedia as you seek to foresee your future and find out if your loved one will ever love you back.

Mysteries and clues await everywhere in Year Walk, but to fully understand the events that took place on that cold New Year's Eve, you will have to delve deeper than the adventure and lose yourself between fact and fiction.


This edition of Year Walk features several new additions:
• New locations within the game
• Map
• Updated art
• New puzzles
• Integrated Encyclopedia about the mysterious myths and creatures encountered in the game
• Hint system
• Steam Achievement Puzzles
... and more!

Systémové požadavky (PC)

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 2.0, 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (or later)
    • Processor: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 2.0, 1GB
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space

Systémové požadavky (MAC)

    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X v10.5 Leopard
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 2.0, 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X v10.7 Lion (or later)
    • Processor: 3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 2.0, 1GB
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
Užitečné recenze od zákazníků
1 z 1 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
238 titulů na účtu
12 recenzí
1.0 hodin celkem
Tak předem, tahle hra je pro lidi nad osmnáct let. A to beze srandy. Není tu erotika, sprostá mluva, drogy ani nic podobného, ale prostě... jde to stěží popsat, ale z celé této hry jde cítit ta syrovost, depresivní atmosféra, neustále máte pocit zoufalství a znechucení, který se mísí s dalšími velice negativními pocity a k tomu všemu to ještě přidává hororový nádech a absurdnost. Proto bych ji doporučil starším lidem. A vlastně to ani není hra. Je to spíš interakce s prostředím a řešení velmi jednoduchých puzzlů (i když mě některé daly neskutečně zabrat :D). Hra má temný soundtrack, který perfektně doplňuje její vizuální stránku. Tento počin je taky velmi krátký, jde dohrát i do dvou hodin, ale to nic neubírá na tom zážitku z ní. Příběh je tu důležitý. Jde o to, že dle švédské legendy podnikají někteří muži tvz. Year Walk, kdy se zavřou doma, nejí nic a večer se vydají do lesa, kde potkávají podivné bytosti, vidí svou budoucnost, kdo v dalších letech umře atd. Ale někteří z nich se můžou zbláznit nebo položit život během této procházky. I vy něco takového podniknete a potkáváte nejrůznější postavy. Například hned na začátku hry máte získat klíč, který ale drží kůň ve vodě. Výměnou za klíč po vás chce 4 tvory podobné mrtvým batolatům... Hru doporučuji, ale jen otrlejším povahám.
Přidáno: 1 července 2014
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74 z 78 osob (95%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
249 titulů na účtu
3 recenzí
3.3 hodin celkem
It's been months since I first played Year Walk on iOS and I still think about it regularly. The Steam version of this game is as beautifully made as the original, and the changed puzzles feel at home on the PC. The atmosphere is greatly enhanced in this version of the game, providing a creepier mood than the iOS version - so much so that surprises I knew were coming still got jolts out of me. The story behind this game is so intriguing and mysterious that I wish there was more information about it online; Year Walk is an amazing introduction into Scandinavian folklore that everyone should play.
Přidáno: 6 března 2014
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69 z 76 osob (91%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
104 titulů na účtu
7 recenzí
2.7 hodin celkem
First off, there are two things I must mention: one, I have had absolutely zero experience with the iOS version of Year Walk; this review is based 100% on the PC version currently available on Steam. Two, I almost exclusively dislike "puzzle games." I find them annoying and tedious. That being said, I found Year Walk to be a mesmerizing and enjoyable little game.

In terms of its gameplay, Year Walk doesn't break the mold - there's nothing revolutionary to be found here. The puzzles are relatively simple and only required me to doodle a few things down on a scratch pad to help me solve the majority of them. They're not overly difficult. And if you do find yourself stuck, there's a Hint system in-game that's actually useful.
The controls for the PC work well overall, and I had no problems or confusion in how to do anything. So, as a port from a touch based device, this aspect is done fine.

So, then what makes this an excellent game? As I said, the puzzles presented in the game are not challenging. In fact, as I finished this game I came to the realization I had been tricked. This game wasn't about the puzzles at all. It was about the experience; the visuals, the music, the story, and the atmosphere it all creates. The puzzles are just a way to move you along.
Year Walk is ultimately all about the experience. And it's definitely quite the experience. It's visually striking - the art style is unique and hauntingly beautiful, and the music fits perfectly in with it. Together they enhance a weird, dark, and rather sad story.

In the end, Year Walk feels fleshed out and solid. It creates a unique atmosphere that's hard to compare and even harder to forget. Despite not liking puzzles games, I really found myself engrossed in the world that Year Walk so successfully creates.

Addendum (3/19/2014) - After playing through the game completely, twice, and also messing around with extras and some achievements, I feel that I have to make note that this is a short game, and more importantly one that lacks replayability. I'd still recommend the game, it's just something to bear in mind when making a purchase.
Přidáno: 6 března 2014
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122 z 172 osob (71%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
93 titulů na účtu
40 recenzí
2.8 hodin celkem
Year Walk is a great atmospheric horror puzzle-adventure game. It is not a very long game, for I finished this in under 2 hours (was expecting 3 hours based on the iOS users comments), but then again I think I missed out on some secrets and feel like there's more to it. (Update: Yes, there indeed is more to it. But I'll just leave it at that!).

The puzzles here are fine. They're not very difficult, but just requires you to pay attention to the environment. Some of them I sorta "accidentally" solved by just clicking here and there, but otherwise the rest of them can be solved by looking at the environments and taking notes (yes, I actually mean taking notes as in using a pen and paper). Fear not as those that I accidentally solved were early into the game....the latter ones are complex enough that they're no fluke.

One puzzle was particularly not obvious for me because it uses an input method that is not used in the entire game otherwise (don't wanna spoil too much). Should you be stuck, you can use the in-game hint system, which is kinda like a guide but not always 100% direct. Try not to over-use it, which is exactly what I did initially sadly. In hindsight, I regret succumbing so quickly when I got stuck. But at least this ensures you don't find yourself stuck for prolonged periods of time and needing to Google the solutions becomes moot.

The atmosphere is well done. It is spooky and there are lots of unexpected things you can expect to see. I played the game in two sittings, the first of which was at around 1am. And my, did it raise my goosebumps! There was one particularly unexpected jump scare which made me say to myself "Ok I'm gonna continue this in the morning in daylight". Having played the second half in the morning, I feel the game's best played at night (past 12mn). Just so much more atmosphere then that cannot be replicated in daylight.

Sound is great as well. Kinda what you expect from top-notch atmospheric indie games. It ranges from calm to downright eerie, and complements the game at every turn respectably.

Controls are good too, though I would frankly have loved a keyboard shortcut for the map at least. Lost count of the number of times I needed to use the mouse pointer to get to the map screen. The area covered by the game isn't that big though, and there's a fair amount of backtracking required.

All in all, this is a nice little horror-puzzle-adventure game. The sound design that perfectly complements the haunting visuals sets a great atmosphere for the game. Year Walk received many accolades on iOS so it's good to see it make it to Steam. The $6 price seems reasonable for a two to three hour game that does not overstay its welcome.
Přidáno: 25 února 2014
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38 z 42 osob (90%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
290 titulů na účtu
20 recenzí
5.7 hodin celkem
this game, oh man.

heads up, i played this on ipad almost a year ago and it still holds up really well even on pc

its super creepy and has a vibe not many puzzle games have. the best way i can describe it is that it feels like a popup book rendition of a super creepy swedish folklore version of myst. everything feels dream-like but you soon start seeing that not everything is as it appears.

+great art
+great soundtrack
+captures the feeling of being lost in the woods
+lore is polished really well
+puzzles are outstanding and mostly nonlinear, and without spoiling you have to dig pretty deep to solve some of the more arcane puzzles
-relatively short for a pc game

...
its almost midnight.
Přidáno: 6 března 2014
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Ocenění

2014 BAFTA Games Awards Finalist, Game Innovation.
2013 Independent Games Festival Finalist, Excellence in Visual Art.
2014 IMGA Finalist, Excellence in Art Design.
2014 IMGA Finalist, Excellence in Storytelling.
2014 Pocket Gamer Awards Finalist, Best Adventure/RPG Game.
2013 Unity Awards Winner, Best 2D Artistic Experience.
2013 Unity Awards Finalist, Golden Cube.
2013 Unity Awards Finalist, Community Choice.