You are John T. Longy, a night-watchman at JUPITER, a secret base, set in an old, partially abandoned research facility in a remote countryside location. JUPITER is the main laboratory of the OLYMPUS GROUP.
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Release Date: Oct 3, 2014
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Why Early Access?

“Releasing the game at this stage in development will allow us to receive invaluable feedback from the community. This feedback will spur improvements in the production of this title.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game is planned to be launched in February 2015.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full release will include additional scenarios and problems to solve. Including the dramatic ending to the story. You finally learn what really happened and how this story is actually, endless…”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is over 60% complete and polished to a high standard. There are many levels, puzzles and enemies in this version.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We are undecided on the price point for release at this time, but we will gauge response from the community and will consider the price closer to release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Throughout Early Access, the developers will interact with the community. We will also communicate directly with gamers on our social media pages. Suggestions and comments made by the community will all be considered for possible implementation. Following full release, we will continue to support the community with any questions.”
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"First person puzzle-heavy adventure set to a rich sci-fi style. A suspenseful setting that is detailed and vibrant in a grotesque, organic sort of way. "
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November 18


Albedo received an update today!

Please restart your client to begin the automatic update.

Included in the update:

  • Cave monster monologue cutscene
  • Improved GUI for the climbing scene
  • Clipping in first room fixed
  • Action difficulty re-tuned
  • Animated controls guide are now available in the main menu
  • Animated controls guide added as tutorial in the first room

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October 31

Halloween Update and Changelog

Happy Halloween!

We hope that you are enjoying Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space!

Today, we are releasing the next two levels for the game and these are two levels you’re definitely going to want to play for Halloween! The atmosphere gets more eerie and intense as the story unfolds a little more. :)

This update also addresses several bugs that all of you have helped identify in the Community Hub! Check out the notes below for a more comprehensive overview of changes.

Release Notes:
  • Two new work in progress levels! : "Oesophagus" and "The Cave"
  • The broken bulb bug is fixed
  • Clipping in the secret lab is fixed
  • The “jump on box bug” is fixed
  • The white screen bug is fixed
  • Missing text has now been filled in
  • Dodge movement added, quickly pressing the left or right key twice during combat will make the player dodge accordingly.
  • Kiwi apparition added as lighter position hint
  • Input key chart available in the main menu
  • Combining pipes now has visual feedback
  • Motion blur toggle option added
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes

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“By the standards of many independent game titles, and most modern games for that matter, Albedo’s visuals are striking and extremely impressive.”

“Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space looks like something you'd get if you spliced together The Residents, BioShock and Myst, and it definitely stands out from the crowd.”

“Merge Games has just announced Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space, a first-person puzzle/first person shooter title set in a goofy sci-fi world.”

About This Game

You are John T. Longy, a night-watchman at JUPITER, a secret base, set in an old, partially abandoned research facility in a remote countryside location.
JUPITER is the main laboratory of the OLYMPUS GROUP. The scientists there are conducting research on SPACE and TIME, but perhaps there is more to the experiments than meets the eye…
It's a boring night like many others... when, suddenly, BOOM! You hear a loud noise outside. Then… black out.
You awaken in a basement feeling confused. You have fallen through the floor above...
You begin encountering unusual organisms: green tentacles cover the rooms and one-eyed creatures. Is this all because of some sort of biological experiment gone wrong?
Explore the JUPITER base, unravel the mysteries and solve the problems that lie ahead. Fight for your survival as you close in on the secret behind the appearance of these creatures.

  • Stunning 3D environments and detailed objects.
  • First person shooter elements mixed into puzzle / adventure gameplay.
  • 13 detailed rooms to explore, each full of mystery, strange visions and intricate puzzles to solve and escape the room.
  • Outside of introductory scene game is completed entirely of in-game footage and does not use cut-scenes(yes, even the outdoor FPS footage is in game).
  • An advanced physics engine making object interaction extremely immersive. Pick up and use objects as you would expect to in reality.
  • Over 100 items to interact with.
  • Unique hint system using a device to ‘see into the future’ to help solve complex problems.
  • A 60’s Sci-Fi pulp movie inspired narrative, with plenty of mystery and suspense!
  • Multiple challenging mini-games
  • Find the hidden areas, easter eggs and achievements
  • Realistic sound effects will envelope you in your surroundings.
  • An estimated 8 hours of challenging gameplay!

  • Continue on the journey from the Early Access 'Cliffhanger' ending.
  • Brand new environments and a total of 20 rooms to explore
  • A new alien species, the Silicon to emerge.
  • An opportunity to let your monster creation come to life in game. Lookout for community announcement......
  • Localisation into French, German, Russian and Spanish planned.
  • New items and time travels paradox’ to explore.
  • Join us to find out how the story will unravel.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or higher
    • Processor: 1.80GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 512MB of VRAM, shadermodel 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Mouse with scroll wheel
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8.1
    • Processor: Quad core 2.4GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 1GB of VRAM, shadermodel 3.0
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse with scroll wheel and right mouse button
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.7 Lion or higher
    • Processor: 1.80GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 512 MB of VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse with scroll wheel
    • Processor: Quad core 2.4GHz or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 1GB of VRAM, shadermodel 3.0
    • Hard Drive: 1100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse with scroll wheel and right mouse button
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 8
Early Access Review
First Impressions:

Let me preface this by saying that I haven't spent a lot of time with the game, which is retrospect is exactly what the game expects you to do. What little I did play, I didn't really enjoy and often found myself frustrated. Without any sort of tutorial to guide me, I found myself stuck in the very first room for about twenty minutes just messing around with the various objects. Based on the trailers, I expected a FPS sci-fi game with an emphasis on the "S"...instead I discovered this game to be extremely puzzle heavy.

It's not that I don't enjoy puzzles, but the help system (TAB key) is absolutely useless. "I need to repair the door"...way to state the obvious! I longed for an escalating help system as featured in BTTF:TG that gave me the answers after so many hint requests. What's the point of having a difficulty setting if your puzzles are going to be that demanding regardless? That's not to say it won't be fun for some who have the time to devote to solving these puzzles, but it is clearly not for me (at least, at present).

I'm giving it a positive recommend because the setting and ambiance is indeed fairly good, but I would like to see options / mechanics to help out new/casual players who don't want to spend hours trying to solve complex puzzles. "Deadfall Adventures" incorporated multiple difficulty levels for the puzzles alone, for example. I grabbed this for cheap during a Bundle Stars sale (10 games for $4) so I'm not too miffed that I didn't enjoy this title. Since the game is Early Access, I reserve the right to change my opinion as development continues.

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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
Early Access Review
Nice atmosphere great music!! the design is fantastic! seems to be in an old science fiction movie. Now excuse, I go back to Play XD
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 15
Early Access Review
Albedo is a great sci-fi thriller puzzle game. The atmosphere and art style are pleasantly grimey and dark. The levels are interesting and enjoyable to explore. The puzzles have many layers and require a fair amount of thought and exploration to solve. The User Interface is unique and pleasing to the eye in most cases, although it can be a bit clunky at times. The Early Acess levels focus more on puzzles than combat. However, the Work In Progress levels include gun=play which is overall smooth and enjoyable. It may be Early Access, but it is well produced and polished. The Early Access levels are worth the full price in my opinion. I can't wait to see what's next!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 12
Early Access Review
I didn't see too much from this game yet, just like Angry Bob below me, I managed to reach to the 3rd room and I totally stucked there. What i shall say is this is the most beautiful partially puzzle game I ever seen, beautiful environment, nice details everywhere, awsome atmosphere (oculus rift support would be epic in this game) the physics are okey what I saw, the interaction with the environment is also good, sound effects? Gorgeous. The tools ingame are very original.
The devs are communicatives.
I can also say that the game is well optimized. I run the game with lower specs PC (3gb memory ram, 750 mb videocard ) than the recommended system requirements, and I run it on max quality, and it runs smoothly (of course my cooler suffers a little bit :P)
Okey, i've met with some bugs but is totally okey for EA game.
So yes! I totally recommend this game. I don't understand why isn't this game so popular amongst the gamers.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 11
Early Access Review
This is an interesting puzzle game. I love puzzles games that use logic, reason and deduction with real life objects and physics, instead of vague or arbitrary tile sliders, cryptograms, etc that are common to puzzle games. I've only gotten to the third room and got stuck. The lighting is a little too dark in most places but that's not totally unexpected for an early access game. The UI takes a little getting used to but after 5 or 10 minutes you kind of get the hang of it. If you like puzzle games and having to think things through, this game is for you.
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51 of 60 people (85%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Early Access Review
It's just another boring night on the job for John T. Langley, nightwatch at the space station JUPITER, and the only solace from this monotonous position as a lowly guard amongst the important scientists working on god only knows what kind of experiment is yet another drinking binge. Who can blame him really? With the mundane day-in and day-out occupation of sitting and watching, wondering what exciting experiments your peers at the base could be conducting, left only to guess what the strange sounds behind doors late on the night shift really are.

The last scientist leaves for the night, wishing you a goodnight and marking the start of he most boring, lonely part of your job. You get up to stretch your legs shocked only to find the ground beneath you suddenly crack apart and swallow you into the depths of the unknown recesses of this diabolical research facility amongst its many secrets.

Developer Fabrizio Zagaglia sets out to create a new kind of first person experience, shedding the current trend of bland military shooters and free to play models in favor of a rich 60's sci-fi style and a unique approach to adventure game story telling. When asking Fabrizio what brought about his decision to go with this unique setting and its retro flavor he replied, "The main goal was to make something with this kind of mood, maybe a bit naive, simplistic and ingenuous... but full of mystery, astonishment... amazement that I can find only in old sci-fi operas, rather than make an explicit rip off of 60s sci-fi series. Nowadays it's all too serious, realistic, evil... cold..."

"I aimed to avoid the current mainstream typical features. Take for example the flatness of games like COD... or the F2P and socialgames drifts etc. Of course, still there are good things, and still exists interesting "new" or derivative genres ( sandbox, narrative and art games and so on)... but overall I feel a lack of "something" that I can find instead in 90s games... something similar to what I can find in 60s scifi series and can't find in the newest ones."

Albedo isn't just a first person action game as it may seem at first glance, it's clearly a thinking person's adventure that sets out to wrack your brain on tough and puzzling situations in order to make your daring escape from each obstacle-ridden area. The starting room alone had me guessing for awhile, combing through the locked and wasted sci-fi storage room for pieces of the trial-and-error puzzle I had to put together in order to trick and trap the oncoming and unseen terror from beyond the locked door before me. I was reminded of a much tenser, trippier and sci-fi oriented Myst, and that's a very good thing.

Albedo: The Eyes from Outer Space is a sci-fi geeks dream come true, a wonderful combination of adventure game situations and logic solving from the perspective of a first person shooter. All with just a touch of retro-inspired action and brawls with strange alien creatures that evoke the same kind of love I have for monster designs of classic series like Doom.

Each of the different rooms of the sprawling space complex acts as a tough situation of trial and error puzzle solving, forcing you to use the surroundings to your advantage scavenging pieces of useful material to combine with parts of the environment and further reveal the path ahead. These are extremely small details usually and will require every bit of your unbridled attention to even find. You'll be forced to keep your eyes peeled for the tiniest of details from grabbing a paperclip off of a seemingly unimportant stack of papers to recycle as a lock-pick to finding secret notes slipped under locked doors with mysterious passwords. It's beyond easy to gloss over the most obvious clues, but ultimately they feel very rewarding when discovered.

Although the logic and puzzle solving are tough as nails and may even leave you feeling as if at a dead end sometimes, there is always hope thanks to the strange and terrestrial Temporal Dilation Tool, which seems to show some sort of an alternate world where problems are fixed and solutions are highlighted.

The settings are detailed and vibrant in a grotesque organic sort of way, with each living membrane that plasters the wall gleaming with vivid texture and giving off strange phosphorescent lights of warm and strangely comforting natural hues. The lab itself and the tools around you, including the aforementioned Temporal Dilation Tool give a very retro/future feeling to your surroundings with the tinted green and static-y glow of the hologram and rustic qualities to metal surfaces.

One thing is certain when stepping through the deteriorating halls of JUPITER; a lot of care, love, and devotion to the genre went into creating this intense set-piece.

Even in its early access state of ongoing updates it's hard to find faults with Albedo: The Eyes from Outer Space, especially with the small amount of people involved with its development considered. With an exciting cliffhanger ending and more content on the horizon there's really no bad time to get involved with the game and watch the adventure of John T. Langley continue to spiral into something even more insane.
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34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Early Access Review
The feeling is real, Its easy to get use to the controls, the puzzles are intuitive, the save game is without checkpoints and its a good thing. The object options changes to attacking when facing a monster. The fighting is intense !
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31 of 36 people (86%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Early Access Review

This game is AWESOME!

But, Mr. Paper! Isn't this game still in early access??

To answer your question is a simple 'yes', but there are so many reasons to consider a purchase. For one big thing, the game had started development in 2002, and has been in development ever since. The developer deserves at least SOMETHING after a ~12 year development period!

Let me go ahead and begin with the pros:

  • Graphics are certainly unique. Tinted a slight tan, providing a very eerie mood.
  • Great environmental interaction! (seriously, I'm not joking)
  • The little things: small puzzles, such as picking locks, are ideas I've never seen before.
  • Demons that make your blood run cold, yet at the same time, give you a hearty chuckle. Not in the bad way! In the way that makes you think This really fits in with the game's theme, does it not!

Although, it is told that when there is a positive, there exists a negative.

  • Certain models could be upped in their graphics more.
  • Some areas can be dark at times.
  • Not so much a tutorial. It does say things like This button does that! and That button does this! But it doesn't help you out much in solving the first puzzle. It provides hints, but sometimes, you will get stuck. EXTREME PROTIP: PUNCH TAB TO LIGHT UP EVERYTHING YOU CAN INTERACT WITH FOR A SECOND!
  • Speaking of puzzles, they can be demanding sometimes. Please take the time to acknowledge what I said before: When I say Great environmental interaction! I am really, really not joking. But don't worry! Once you get the hang of what to do in the first few puzzles, you'll get the hang of it!

Alriiight, so let's get down to dumming this all down.

Supporting the developer can really come in handy right now, due to the extremely unpopular state this game doesn't seem to be moving out of as of current.

All and all, this is recommended by me... If you want to support the developer! If you buy it now, you may not receive all that you were hoping for just now, but if the game has been in development for roughly 12 years already, I don't think the developer will be backing down anytime soon.

Oh yeah! A note to the developer:


As far as I can tell, if the game continues development at it's pace, it will become one of two things:

  • A highly popular game on Steam.
  • A VERY highly underrated game on Steam!

Right now, a solid 8/10. This game has an extremely high potential!
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Early Access Review
This game had me at the trailer. I love the feeling, the aesthetic, the atmosphere. All of it just culminates into this wonderfully weird game that I absolutely love. The puzzle design so far is quite good, and the controls are what I expected them to be; a little wonky, but in a good way. It helps the immersion, so I'm not gonna dock it for that. Really the only thing I'm seeing is the optimization is terrible, but that's to be expected in an early access title.

So far, this game gets a great big thumb's up from me. It's a fantastically strange puzzle/horror/comedy game that really scratches the itch for... strange puzzle/horror/comedy games...
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Early Access Review
hello every one i did a first look review of the game and checking out it story to how it plays an man it a funny and epic game it reminds me allot of the 1980s classic alien movies where they had the corny effects but in a good way you know here a little review i did on it hope you guys enjoy
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Early Access Review
I've been following a lot of new releases and this is one of few that caught my eye! The trailer looked pretty cool (I love space themed games) and the monsters looked interesting. I didn't know what to expect when I first played, but it turned out to be a pretty fun game :).

The game is a mix of puzzle solving and alien ♥♥♥ kicking =P! The puzzle solving is actually challenging and fun. If you're looking for a game to flex your brain a bit and get a few scares, then this is the game for you!

You can check out my blind playthrough here:
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Early Access Review
A really addictive game that promises fun and a lot of hours of gameplay! I really recommend it to everyone who wants to have a good time and discover the awesome storyline of Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space. The graphics and the music are really amazing too :D
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Early Access Review
Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space is worth buying if you're looking for a first person puzzle game that feels like an old point and click adventure. Contrary to the videos, there is almost no combat in the game and the little that does exist doesn't involve a shotgun. The puzzles themselves mostly consist of figuring out the order of using items in a room, which means you can easily spend an hour figuring out how to do something that only takes a few seconds or minutes.

A video showing some gameplay and puzzles:

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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Early Access Review
If you are a fan of old-school point-and-click, this is the game for you. Puzzles are incredibly well designed, they will turn on your brain (have one is a requirement, sorry zombies or CoD players). The atmosphere is great and addicting, and exploring is really fun. If you look carefully you can find a lot of cool references (e.g. The Day of Tentacle).

And the developer is super-open to users' feedbacks, so the final version cannot be a worsening of this. Consider buying, if you want to be part of this :)
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Early Access Review
Great puzzle game! In some areas, almost to much of a stretch to solve - but only by a small margin - great concept, fun story and amazing classic sci fi core.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Early Access Review
I made a video preview to show off some of the features and gameplay of this game!
I hope you enjoy!
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Early Access Review
Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space is an 80's inspired 'B' movie styled graphic adventure.
You play the role of John T. Longy, a night-watchmen in a secret lab called 'JUPITER' Things soon go horribly wrong and its your job to figure a way out. Puzzles come in the form of your typical 'point and click' classic formula.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Early Access Review
Buy it. The game looks nice and its suprisingly well along for an early access game. Eyeballs with legs eat rats. 5/5
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Early Access Review
Wow, from the music to the cool Puzzles Albedo is an awesome game! That fact that this is early access makes it even better because the game can only get better! I would recommend this game to any science fiction gamers! I give it a 9 out of 10 for now till it gets developed completly, then it will get a 10/10 easily!!!
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 15
Early Access Review
I can't even. Give it a score without..., I will just have to tell you about it for you to understand.

First off, at the starting scene there are no voice actors for the characters involved, just REALY FAST text that passes you by. Also you have no idea dafuq is going on.
Then you get thrown into the game.

I tried interacting with EVERYTHING I could think of, no way out of the first room. (And i'm not going to spoil how to beat the room eighter) after about 30 minutes YES 30 MINUTES of searching I finaly find the most abstract things you have to do to leave. And am thrown into another room wich also took 20 minutes to solve.

As I struggle tirelessly to interact and be repeatedly killed by a single foe in a sertain bs room.
I get to a room with lots of water, you are supposed to somehow escape by fixing an underwater core. That requires you, and I ♥♥♥♥ you not... To litteraly launch yourself like a dolphin onto a platform wich takes like 50 tries.

Some of my friends come to me for help with these kinds of games cause they are "Too easy and obvious" this only is so abstract you need to actualy have the patience of a saint. Btw I was promised to be shooting things with guns. 4 hours in, stuch on like the 5th room. I finaly ragequit. 4 HOURS people. This game has interesting puzzles but my god are the abstract, hard to solve because there is no serious indication of what you have to do as a goal. You just "Figure it out yourself"

I was watching a walkthrough on the side, and even people who do walkthrought for these type of games had no idea what the ♥♥♥♥ was actualy going on... In fact it took longer for them to solve it than me for atleast as far I got.
This game is rage inducing. And i'm generaly pretty calm.
So what would I rate this and what do I think of it.

Puzzle Design: -3 "Some are just a bit long winded and difficult."
Map Design: -5 "I have no idea where or what the ♥♥♥♥ I should be interacting with."
Graffics: 7 "Looks good, even for my old pc."
Plot: -7 "After 4 hours I am yet to find a plot."
UI: 8 "Easy to use, very bad system for panic situations."
Gameplay: 1 "Game is too hard and abstract at current."

Final conclusion:
The game is as fun as grabbing a bag of,... lets say grain, then emptying that bag into an airvent making it be blow all over and throughout a skyscraper and then tasking someone with finding all of the grain, piece by piece.
Just as fun as trying to find anything you ever need and just not finding it for hours on end. And then realising you are missing something else,... The search continues.

My point is, games are supposed to be fun. This game in the 4 hours of time I gave to try and be entertained. I was not entertained. I did not have fun. And thus this game failed to do what its supposed to. And before anyone goes, well you just don't like this type of game. Actualy I generaly don't, and wouldn't normaly buy a game like this, but I do enjoy some of them. They are fun when they make sense, and you feel like you are actualy progressing and doing something worth your time. This game did not make me feel like it was worth my time.

I will make my best efforts to finish a game, and aslong as there is some kind of fun to be had I can keep going. But this game is not a game I will ever finish. I rarely review games, but I just felt like I had to on this one. If you want to buy this game for the "shooting any type of gun" aspect, I adivise you don't touch it with a 20 foot pole. Because like me, you will never, ever, get there.
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