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
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"Judging Aporia: Beyond The Valley purely on its visuals, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was made by a AAA team."
Aporia: Beyond The Valley
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.
The mystical world of Ez’rat Qin - once a mighty civilisation, now a crumbled ruin.
You awake after hundreds of years of sleep, in an abandoned land and no memory of your past. Immersed in this world of dark beauty, thrilling mystery and ancient puzzles, you embark on a quest to find out what happened in this world, and to discover who you are.
Aporia: Beyond The Valley is a first person puzzle game set in the world of Ez’rat Qin. Explore a world filled with strange nature, ancient technology, and haunted by a spirit roaming the fog-covered forest. With a whole new story and puzzle mechanics, Aporia: Beyond The Valley presents players with the challenge of actively exploring and piecing together a non-linear story of what happened in this mysterious world.
Aporia: Beyond The Valley Soundtrack
Dreamy and atmospheric nordic soundscapes and compositions at the edge of silence, brought to life with a blend of various organic sound sources.
The music intends to take the listener on a journey through a wide emotional spectrum going from nostalgia, to joy and fear of what hides in the mist.
00 Coming Home (Extended Cut)
01 The Left A Long Time Ago
03 The Vials
05 The Flowers
06 Forgotten Fields
07 Fields Of Flowers
08 Path Of The Chosen
09 The Rise Of Ez'Rat Qin
10 Final Voyage
11 The Fumes
12 He Is Watching
13 Lurking Shadows
14 The First Death In 100 Years
16 The Pollution
18 Passed Times
19 The Death Of Oth’Makail
21 The Return Of Oth’Makail
23 Valley Life (Extended Cut)
24 Announcement Trailer
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. This version includes the soundtrack and while the music is good and includes many tracks some of them can feel a bit similar and they aren't all likely to be something you would want to listen to on their own, even if they do fit the game's environments well. If you are interested in the soundtrack this is the best version to get as it will be cheaper than buying them both on their own.
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