alphyna
Alexandra Golubeva   Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russian Federation
 
 
There are twenty-one connections in the circuit diagram of the anti-lock brakes, there are twenty-one species of gull inhabiting these islands, there are a lil' bit more games in my Steam library. // Also I work for Ice-Pick Lodge.

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The most curious thing about Inside is how visceral, almost hateful the deaths of the protagonist are—while not the goriest gaming has ever seen, they definitely stand out against the mellow and forlorn mood of the rest of the game.

There have been some criticisms regarding the story of Inside (or, to be more precise, the lack thereof). But to me, the aforementioned contrast is story enough. The game begs to be taken as a metaphor and is less clear as to the metaphor of what it begs to be taken as; but whenever I see how confused, hurt, and scared of this seemingly quiet world the protagonist is, I know one thing for sure: for whatever reason, to him everything is at stake. The world around him is surprisingly diverse, but one quality remains constant: it will mercilessly, impassionately hurt him.

And I don't need to know what it is that is at stake to sympathise.

Does a metaphor need to be explained in order to be enjoyed? Inside may well be a game about death; birth; the death of a loved one; depression after being heartbroken; coming out; mundanity; technocratism; anything really.

Does it matter though?

Perhaps it is better taken as a poem rather than a story.

Oh, and the puzzles are really good—diverse and just hard enough to make you feel good about yourself when you solve them. And keep in mind that no screenshot will do the game justice because the animation and camerawork are incredible.

Definitely one of the best 2016 titles.
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Raimu Bito ~ Jun 18 @ 7:19pm 
Mimiloki из твиттера. Доброе утро!
alpasy Mar 17 @ 1:34pm 
Hi. Nice reviews! Can't say i agree with everything you've said, but it's definitely a fresh perspective
The-E-scapist Dec 21, 2016 @ 1:33pm 
if you wonder who added you: It's Alexander from the Gamescom. To stay in touch, just in case I'll be in St. Petersburg next year.
Yaz Dec 7, 2016 @ 11:08am 
alphyna, i complete the Pathologic Classic HD (Bachelor) i love it! I have question for Pathologic (Reboot), i see on Store all language but no Italian have plain for add in future?

Love Pathologic!