SELF for Nintendo Switch
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SELF

Jan 16, 2020 NEW
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Developer: doBell
Content Rating: Everyone10+

Summary

SELF is a Kafkaesque suspense text-based adventure game with simulation and puzzle mechanics. My father vanishes, but only I know it. Nobody else notices that, including my mother, even after I mentioned my father to them directly. I have to embark on a journey to find him back, all alone.

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6.67
Steven GreenJan 15, 2020
The game had me hooked in that way, but unfortunately, it squandered that enthusiasm away through some questionable storytelling devices and lackluster mini game sections. As purely a story experience, this is one I can recommend, if you can get through the broken-up design choice, but for those looking for anything else outside of a sorrowful and sinister puzzler, this is probably one you can leave behind.
Oliver BarsbyJan 20, 2020
SELF perfectly utilises the text-based RPG format to create a thrilling narrative in a confusing world, matched by a sinister aesthetic. I would recommend to players that value story over gameplay, however, as the bullet-dodging mini-games don’t offer any real challenge.
Matthew SandstromJan 16, 2020
I noticed that the localization was done by a company called Yeehe, which is a general localization service for video games. For such a text-heavy game, I think a dedicated literary translator would have been necessary to ensure that surreal and metaphorical elements and nuances (if they exist in the original prose) would not be undone by a thoughtless translation.

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