What would you give to see your future? And what would you do if you knew what it held?
Enter Year Walk
. YW is a short game, but a very haunting experience. It's unique, it thinks outside the box, it's something you ponder over well after the game ends. Let's dive into what people are looking for in a review, shall we?Story
: Pay attention. That's all I can say without spoiling too much. The post-game content contributes a lot in this aspect!Gameplay
: Original. This game does require you to do thinking, so don't expect to walk in (hah) and romp through all the puzzles- you won't. Puzzles can involve anything: memorization, sound recognition, unexpected controls, you name it. Solutions are never convoluted- you might be surprised!Graphics
: Beautiful. Simply gorgeous, even when you're looking at a bloodied doll. Love it!Sound Effects
: Headphones on, volume up; the sound is superbly done. Everything sounds perfect- the snow crunching under your shoes, the creaking wood of a windmill, the water running in the creek. Is that a woman singing in the distance? Is that a baby wailing... wait. Is that the plippity plop of blood I hear as well?Soundtrack
: The soundtrack is beautiful and immersive. It can range anywhere from "Wow, I could meditate to this!" to "Holy fudge I'm going to die!" Like I said: headphones on, volume up! Lose yourself in Year Walk
: Only finished one walk so far, but definitely looking forward to jumping back in! After you beat the game, you get access to a nice fat journal in which clues are scattered for you to find. The clues unlock the true ending- it's unsettling.So is it scary?
: To be honest, YW is not necessarily scary, but it's downright creepy. The atmosphere is done very well! There are a few jumpscares, so players with heart conditions beware!The Bad
: Just a tad too short (~2-3 hours). A wee more content would be nice!Year Walk
is a solid puzzle/pseudo-horror game. If you could see the future, then you'd know it's in your best interests to buy it![8/10]