Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Following the Light - The Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Take Your Time Review

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Quick Note: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is a fantastic story-driven experience. With a slightly creepy atmosphere and a world full of narrative tidbits and mystery put together by the player, there's a real joy in exploring every aspect of the game. The collectibles for trophies can be off putting and the running speed isn't very fast, so patience is required, but definitely rewarded.

Some game locations are great for their escapism, dragging the player to far away places that are hard to reach in our own world, such as a fantastic castle in some fantasy kingdom or a gigantic space station in the middle of the universe. It's this escapism that draws us all in, enticing us to explore a world we couldn't see any other way. Everybody's Gone to the Rapture captures that similar power of bringing the player to an escape, but this diversion is a small, seemingly mundane English village, and if that sounds odd, it's because it is. But the oddities are what make Everybody's Gone to the Rapture so charming and hard to put down.