An allright game, with a few perks up its sleeve and a few thing I would have done differently.
But let's get down to what's good and what's not about this title:
Immersive, rich atmosphere.
Solid story, altho sometimes it does get a bit confusing about who's who.
Loads and loads of in-game lore, about both the location and the characters.
Gameplay variety (each character has his own, peculiar, set of abilities).
Rather in-depth character design, as each of them works for his very own purpose and reasons.
The controls do feel a bit clunky at times.
Character sprites are not particularly polished or good looking. (The backgrounds are usually ok, however)
You'll likely get stuck figuring out where to go next a few times.
Possibly not the most intuitive swiming system ever.
All in all, it's well worth its value and deserving of a play or two. I did manage to finish it twice (as far as I have found out, there are at least two endings and i wanted to see them both), and I can honestly say I wouldn't consider the time as wasted.
It certaintly is a peculiar game, and will feel frustrating at times (damn grappling hook...), but I have no double thoughts on reccomending it.
Residue offers a truly exotic experience through unique, beautifully drawn graphics, excellent audio composition of the ambiance sounds and music, and, last but not least, a story that makes you ponder upon fundamental aspects of life (though without giving you a headache over it).
You'll be exploring and discovering disturbing bits and pieces of information related to the story of the game. The game doesn't have one of those boring tutorials, but instead relies on simple, intuitive puzzles to get you started. It will also pique your curiosity until you absolutely have to find out what's going on.
Don't be fooled by the apparently slow pace of the game! There are scary things out there and some might make you jump when you bump into them :)
All in all, I definitely recommend this game if you're looking for something fresh and different to try out.
The game is really beautiful and I would recommend trying it yourself , because it will amaze you for sure ! I am making series on YouTube on this game so if you want to see the prologue or any other part of this game , check it out here -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udHv_YozX_k There are 13 parts , including the prologue and the epilogue ! :)
Residue offers a very compelling story and passable gameplay. If you like story driven games with a genuine human element you should pick this up.
In Residue you mostly play as three different characters with different abilities: an athletic young boy, an old man with a flashlight and a middle-aged man with a grappling hook. All these characters interact and interweave with each other in very interesting ways, in both gameplay and story. I'm being intentionally vague about the story because I think it's good to approach this game with a clean slate - but it all revolves around a real horribly polluted lake in Asia. The story is confusing at times but everything comes together beautifully at the end. The story is what will keep you playing because the gameplay is nothing special, and when you're stuck as the old man it can become boring - the other characters offer some nice platforming. The graphics aren't breathtaking or unique but they fit the atmosphere of the game perfectly. The voice acting is pretty solid throughout and the music is spot on. The game is short but I don't hold that against it, it tells its story concisely and effectively, without any padding or fluff.
10/10 Absolutely a game with sincerity and talent，recommended to everyone.
++Full of creative play mod:different characters from different ages with different abilities but in one map and storyline,not the same as Resident Evil 6. ++Excellent story with a talent way to depict. ++Marvel Graphics. ++Unforgettable music.
Residue: Final Cut is not a good game. They Breathe by the same studio was much better (and cheaper). First of all, Residue feels rushed and unfinished. While the art-style might work for some people (I personally found it only acceptable), the level of animations is simply god-awful. Voice acting varies from irritating (accents, tone) to alright at times. Same goes for writing - the dialogues are taken straight from Writing for Beginners 101. Apart from that, the sound is quite nice. But the world that we are given to explore is unappealing, generic and simply boring. Add to all that characters who I couldn't find it in my heart to care about (I cared more about the dead frogs in They Breathe) and the gameplay mechanics that just don't give you any satisfaction (this character walks slowly, this one cannot jump, this one can jump but you can't jump on that, jump on something else, etc.) and the player feels like at a highschool performance of a play written by a local celebrity. To sum up, if you are in a dying need of an indie platformer-ish game that tries to be artsy, then sure, buy this game. But there is a ton of better titles on Steam alone, so, you know... buy something else?
so long as you know you're buying a narrative adventure game and not a platformer, and don't mind your games a little rough around the edges at times, you'll be happy. This game has a unique story and it's told well. The core gameplay mechanics like swimming, climbing, and grappling can be frustrating at times but progression is still pretty smooth and you can finish the game within 2 hours.
If you're looking for something with a little more "action," then check out their other game: They Breathe. Actually, get that game no matter what.
The incredible power of Residue is reached not with a single standout element, but with a harmony of dense atmosphere, thoughtful attention to details, unforgettable music, vivid characters and ofcourse its interactive story, that shows what it really takes to be a human being.