Aporia: Beyond The Valley brings a unique approach to the art of storytelling, by not using text or dialogue. It offers new, interesting puzzle mechanics, and elaborate environmental storytelling within an immersive world.Read full description
"Judging Aporia: Beyond The Valley purely on its visuals, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was made by a AAA team." n3rdabl3.com
"Aporia: Beyond the Valley .... could well cement itself among the top puzzle adventure games of the longstanding genre". PC Gamer
"The game’s studio Investigate North is also chaired by the producer of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Wallander, so the artistic direction feels very strong". The Sixaxis.com
"The overall ambition and premise of the game have definitely caught our attention, as it's a gorgeous world with an interesting narrative approach...." Game Reactor
"'Nordic noir' is coming to gaming" BBC Newsbeat
In total, Aporia Beyond the Valley is a first-person adventure game, with its major gameplay focused on searching the gaming environment and solving puzzles in the corners of its mysterious locations. Given the story-centered nature of the game, as well as the lack of sufficient information on the structure of riddles designed for its gameplay, one can guess that these puzzles are likely to be fully designed to serve the story of this work, and from the same ambiguity and mystery found in the section. The story will use this game. In fact, all that you do during the Aporia Beyond the Valley game is to roam around the environment and go through various rumors. The puzzles that solve each of them will decode a new section of the secrets of the land in which you live. This way, by deciphering these secrets and putting them together, you will be able to discover the details contained in the story of this game.
So far, in general a very enjoyable and atmospheric experience. I'm not sure if I understand the story as it's intended, but I love that you can put together the pieces / interpret the story yourself as you go. Graphics are definitely pretty and I appreciate the music as well, very relaxed and chill! In short, I recommend!:)
Aporia Beyond The Valley is a first person puzzle and platformer. You can interact with parts of the environment to solve puzzle and use light to open up new areas. Using light drains a meter you have that shows you how much you have left and more can be gained by finding items, you can also lose health if you do something like fall from a high place and recover that by finding healing items. The game's story tells of the fall of an ancient civilization through the use of the environment and without using any words, besides the areas you explore you can find pictures and slide show style animations that will tell you the story. This can become overly familiar over time when it starts off being more interesting and unique, it can also go to far with telling you exactly what happened rather than having you piece things together or to try to interpret meanings. The soundtrack fits the game very well, being more whimsical when exploring brighter lit areas in the middle of nature or eerie when exploring darker sections. The game also looks quite good though there can be some textures that load late. There can be an occasional glitch relating to movement around certain areas and the more open areas without any sense of direction can also be a turn off for some people. Worth a look if you enjoy this kind of game.
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