PC - Windows
Heaven's Vault13 critics
9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
6.00 to 7.99
4.00 to 5.99
0 to 3.99
Although Heaven's Vault boasts no groundbreaking animations, an emphasis on dialogue and language truly makes it stand out as an innovative puzzle game. With characters as colourful as the worlds you visit, you are guaranteed to be swept into an intriguing storyline shaped exclusively by you.
Heaven's Vault does a beautiful job of letting you unlock a language, and thus a dialogue of sorts, with the past, via a wonderfully engaging protagonist. Heaven's Vault communicates the beauty of assigning meaning to symbols, and thus the people who wrote them.
There's plenty to be charmed by in Heaven's Vault. The art style is pleasant, and the orchestral soundtrack is often beautiful. The writing and lore can occasionally make the game feel like an adaptation of a book that doesn't exist, and it's hard not to get invested in learning more about the game's world. It's just a shame that there's so much tedium to get through as well, and that the experience doesn't always reach the greatness it occasionally shows itself to be capable of. Heaven's Vault excels in creating a well-constructed, branching narrative, but expect long sections of it to feel like a slog.
Heaven’s Vault is both ambitious and beautiful. It conjures a world rich with life; I enjoyed learning about the different cultures and religions of those dead and alive. Despite the long travel segments and a handful of bugs, I don’t hesitate to recommend Heaven’s Vault. The impressive language-learning mechanic largely succeeds, and with a world brimming with detail, it makes this adventure an exciting one.
Heaven's Vault may have one of the most well-realized video game worlds ever, with your curiosity and personality molding your story through the Nebula. Whether you're fascinated by history or just by a personal sense of duty, there's a lot to love about Heaven's Vault, even if the clunky movement and frustrating sailing sour the overall experience.
Despite the aforementioned hitches none of them fatally tarnished our overall impression of Heaven's Vault. Among adventure games it is extraordinary, but among games in general it is a breath of fresh air. It is a rare game with a healthy respect for the player's inquisitiveness, rewarding your curiosity with a unique world and a story that blooms like a rose. We would love to experience this anew, but here's hoping Inkle has more such surprises in store.
Es meritorio el esfuerzo de Heaven's Vault por marcar su propio camino sin dejarse llevar por tendencias o estilos anteriores, y haciéndolo con unos elevados estándares de calidad en guion, ambientación, gráficos o sonido. Eso no es óbice para señalar que su ritmo pausado y mecánicas como la navegación entre planetas puedan llegar a resultar pesados para algunos jugadores. Sin embargo, aunque solo sea por probar si es de nuestro agrado, merece la pena darle una oportunidad.
Entfaltet diese orientalisch angehauchte Science-Fiction sogar den Charme eines alten Zeichentrickfilms, während man immer tiefer in die Geheimnisse von Sprache, Religion und Kultur vordringt. Das ist kein lineares Abklappern von Rätseln plus Story, sondern ein offenes, kreativ verwobenes Abenteuer mit klasse Dialogen, dem die Symbiose von Storytelling und Knobelei besser gelingt als oder - sogar das Gilgamesch-Epos lässt grüßen.
Nel complesso, però, la maestria inkle nel creare storie che si adattano realmente alle decisioni del giocatore è presente anche in questo titolo. È questo, probabilmente, il merito maggiore di un’avventura che, per essere vissuta appieno, richiede una conoscenza abbastanza approfondita dell’inglese.