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The Walking Dead: An Examination of Walking Simulators

Dear Esther, Gone Home, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter are examples of games that for the most part consist of walking around a map or a level picking up pieces of the story and working out the rest for yourself. 1,250 more words


Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Review

A Little Tenderness

The newest game to be developed by The Chinese Room and Santa Monica Studios, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is likely to become the next greatest example where critics can point in the blossoming art medium of gaming. 1,355 more words


ENRAPTURED (or why the journey is the destination in Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture)

Fancy a walk in the countryside? We can start at the Yaughton corner shop, ramble through Tipworth Forest, follow that with a detour to Lakeside holiday camp, then end up taking in the scenery at the Valis observatory. 492 more words


On Everybody's Gone To The Rapture

I think it’s fair to call ‘walking sims’ a genre now. The term started as a snide quip towards those exploratory games where the player ‘does’ nothing (in lieu of any attempt to understand how the player actually does engage with said games), but it does adequately describe (mechanically, at least) a collection of works. 1,914 more words


In Defense of Very Slow Movement Speed: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

Tuesday marked the release of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, the latest game from Dear Esther developers The Chinese Room. I’ve already finished it. If you’re into this sort of game–narrative heavy, puzzle-free adventure games, derogatorily called “walking simulators”–I can’t recommend it enough. 1,729 more words

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Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Review - Please Don't Touch the Exhibit

I played Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture on PS4. I ran into a few technical issues. The game soft crashed once, and some lighting effects made the game look ugly, particularly moving shadows across the ground when time speeds up. 855 more words


Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Review

Written By: Tyler Oldfield
Reviewed On: PlayStation 4

With subtle details, a very ambiguous narrative and emotional music I was left crestfallen and hoping the games slow pace might pick up only to be disappointed with bland restricted gameplay. 551 more words