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Genre: Adventure, Indie, Puzzle

Platforms: Mac, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4

Obduction is a first person puzzle game in the vein of Myst and Riven, set in a presumably new universe and marking a triumphant return to the genre by Cyan Worlds, pioneers of the genre in it's infancy. Obduction is being designed in Unreal Engine 4, and according to Cyan Worlds will be making a return to the full motion video acted sequences seen in the early Myst series games. "From Cyan, the indie studio that brought you ... Read More


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Brendo
8 reviews

Alright 80%

GAMEPLAY: So Obduction is an adventure puzzle game, similar to other games like The Talos Principle and Myst (obviously). You kind of go around and just solve puzzles. That's about all there really is to this game. Most of the puzzles are actually kind of difficult, which would be normally be fine, but I found myself getting stuck on more than one occasion. But I blame this on the fact that there are essentially no hints at all in this game. The ... Read More

Positive points
One particular puzzle is one of the best in any puzzle game
Beautiful visuals
Negative points
Basically no hints
Nothing about this game is spectacular; There's no reason to play this over a different puzzle game (aside from that one puzzle)
Ear-grating sound effects

Storyline

"As you walk beside the lake on a cloudy night, a distant thunderclap demands your attention. A curious, organic artifact falls from the starry sky and inexplicably, without asking permission, transports you across the universe. You’ve been abducted from your cozy existence and added into an alien landscape with a stereotypical Kansas farmhouse, a white picket fence, and a rather bizarre little ghost town - well… almost ghost town. Adding to the oddity, you discover a strangely kluged kiosk that reassuringly welcomes you to Hunrath."