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Content Rating: Everyone10+
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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SELF is a worthy addition to one of gaming’s very first genres. The story is compelling and rife with intrigue, but the package as a whole is lacklustre, the puzzles are tame, and the convoluted style of storytelling is frustrating, to say the least. Unfortunately witnessing SELF’s story unfold is barely worth replaying in order to understand it all.
If you’re a fan of interpreting the meaning behind dreams or stories, or if you like the puzzle aspects in piecing together understanding from a hodgepodge of randomness, then you might really enjoy SELF. But I think there are better options for text-based adventure games out there on the Switch. For the 2-3 hours it took me to complete every ending I don’t feel like it’s worth the time or money that could otherwise be invested into other things.
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.