Imagine making moral choices in a world devoid of morality. Logic rules this world, and every decision is just a set of zeros and ones. Most concepts take a whole new meaning, and some get completely abolished. Luckily reasonable beings, even if not human, always have a choice.Read full description
Imagine making moral choices in a world devoid of morality. Logic rules this world, and every decision is just a set of zeros and ones. Most concepts take a whole new meaning, and some get completely abolished. Luckily reasonable beings, even if not human, always have a choice.
The Uncertain is an episodic story-driven adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world. In the first episode you see it from the perspective of an engineering robot RT-217NP, who seems to be very curious about the human race, long extinct in wasting wars. Experience the mysterious vibe of each of carefully explored locations. Test your skills, solving diverse puzzles. Make fateful decisions and discuss intriguing matters to find out the whole truth being kept from you.
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Let me start with the superficial stuff: this game is beautiful. Unreal Engine really shines here, I feel like this is exactly the kind of aesthetic it was made for. The setting and story are really what make this game though. The Uncertain is set in a robot populated Post Apocalyptic world and the story follows a mechanic of sort and quickly turns into quite the mystery. While it follows most post apocalypse story beats to the letter, it does it well enough that it doesn't become boring or redundant. A wide range of easter eggs referencing other games also make going through the levels a real joy. On the other hand, the controls are an absolute mess with the main character moving in really frustrating ways, and these absolutely unnecessary car chase scenes where the camera doesn't even seem to properly follow the player. On top of that, most "puzzles" are pretty much a series of fetch quest and only seem to be there to give the player a semblance of gameplay Ultimately, I think it's worth playing if you're into that kind of setting/story but you should stay away from it if you can't handle wonky controls
Not as fun as I hoped for. It's a classic point-and-click adventure, which is nice to see, but lacks a lot of the refinement one may see in others. The movement feels... so... slow. Even with running, it feels about half as fast as I would like. Even characters talking is slow! The subtitles can be read about 70% faster than the spoken lines are delivered, and the spoken parts are NOT skippable. And be careful examine any object, as you can get stuck in a monologue! It hurts me everytime. Pacing: 5/10. The puzzles are unique, and do challenge you to think a bit. Even mundane tasks like flipping a power switch become tedious, lengthy mind games. Not really fun, but challenging for sure. Puzzles: 7/10 The graphics are quite amazing. The scenery is beautiful, the environment feels real, and the characters are all unique. The parts where it is raining are a little nauseating, as what I can only assume is water flowing down the camera lens distorts reality. Graphics: 8/10. The story has a decent setup to it. Perhaps given a little more time to develop would have really hooked me, but I was at the very least interested. 7/10. My largest gripe is the main character: R2-Jack-Off. Is he happy, sad, or confused? You?ll never know! His tone is monotonous, which is not surprising for a robot, but it also lacks? personality. It?s hard to understand why a character should make a decision if you can?t tell how he feels about it! This is more disappointing when you realize his face is a screen that can change and move! It shows a battery when he is charging, a question mark when he doesn?t know something, and a diagnostics screen when he turns on! You can show an entire range of emotions with just a few facial changes! Is he gaining new, startling information? Raise an eyebrow! Is he having to make a tough decision? Loading circle! Surprised? Big-??? exclamation point! The two horizontal lines are the lightbulbs in the empty house of his mind. No one?s home. Character: 5/10 Overall, the game isn't bad, but a few more tweaks could make it quite amazing.
The Uncertain is a great episodic game which is perfect for fans of the point and click genre. It tells an interesting story which leaves you eager to play the next episode right after you finish it. The atmosphere that is achieved by the game's music and sounds is awesome, the graphics are satisfying as well. I found myself enjoying every part of the story, but what I slightly disliked was the length of the game. The price might be a bit too steep for some, considering you can finish the first episode in a couple of hours. However, I think the rest of the episodes will make up for that. In conclusion, if you like point and click games with intriguing stories, and if you don't mind waiting between episodes - this game may be what you are looking for. I would definitely recommend it.
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