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  • Summary: Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Aug 6, 2018
    100
    Playdead's INSIDE is masterful in what it sets out to achieve. It might not be Breath of the Wild in terms of its scope, or Super Mario Odyssey in terms of its level variety, but it provides a visceral and beautiful three hour long experience that is difficult to forget.
  2. Jul 12, 2018
    100
    Inside is a masterclass in minimalist design. Enthralling and enjoyable.
  3. Jul 15, 2018
    95
    Two years after its first release, Inside is still one of the best games ever made on this generation. Dark and oppressive, it’s full of well crafted puzzles that always show more diversity.
  4. Jul 5, 2018
    90
    Inside is a grimly beautiful platform-puzzler that, while brief, is packed full of jaw-dropping highlights. While its dark tone won't be for everyone, it's all been executed brilliantly, with gently taxing physics-based conundrums woven into a haunting wordless narrative.
  5. Jul 18, 2018
    90
    With a rich atmosphere, solid puzzles, good platforming, and a story that unravels in your mind as you play Inside is one of indie gaming's best titles. It's short and sweet, and it should be experienced by everyone who loves atmospheric and dystopian narratives.
  6. Jul 4, 2018
    88
    A deeply thought-provoking experience with a mystery that begs to be explored and is faithfully ported to the Switch.
  7. Jul 5, 2018
    70
    The Switch port of INSIDE is very solid and runs excellently, looking comparable to all existing versions. This is one of the better adventure style platformers that emphasises the visuals to get its point across. It always feels like Playdead could have done a bit more with the gameplay by making it longer and having more complexity to some of the puzzles. Most people will feel completely bewildered when it is all over.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Aug 25, 2018
    10
    INSIDE is both highly minimalist in its design, and meticulously detailed in its presentation. The sound design, background art, cameraINSIDE is both highly minimalist in its design, and meticulously detailed in its presentation. The sound design, background art, camera movement, and animations are all highlights. After playing through 4 times I am still finding new details, and I still have questions about the intriguing and haunting story told without any dialogue. The puzzles are engaging, but not as difficult as those in LIMBO. I found myself hardly caring about the game play as I was completely sucked into the world. It really does feel like an interactive piece of art.

    There are some great videos on YouTube from GDC presentations that go into the sound and world design of the game (search 'inside gdc'). After you finish the game they are definitely worth checking out if you have any interest in the technical aspects of the design :)
  2. Oct 3, 2018
    10
    This is the best game of its genre, hands down. It doesn't technically deserve a 10, but since it's at least a 9 and the best of its genre, inThis is the best game of its genre, hands down. It doesn't technically deserve a 10, but since it's at least a 9 and the best of its genre, in a genre that is lately overdone, it must have a bonus. Definitely recommended to anyone liking some atmospheric platformer.
  3. Oct 27, 2018
    10
    시작부터 마음을 사로잡게 만드는 무언가가 있다. 어두운 분위기에서 시작되는 시작부분은 마지막까지 의심의 의심을 불러일으키고 어느샌가. 엔딩에 도달한다. 퍼즐도 그렇게 막히지 않고 조금만 생각하면 풀어갈수 있다. 좀더 배경과 제작자가 만들어준 세계관에시작부터 마음을 사로잡게 만드는 무언가가 있다. 어두운 분위기에서 시작되는 시작부분은 마지막까지 의심의 의심을 불러일으키고 어느샌가. 엔딩에 도달한다. 퍼즐도 그렇게 막히지 않고 조금만 생각하면 풀어갈수 있다. 좀더 배경과 제작자가 만들어준 세계관에 몰입하게 만들어주고, 캐릭터도 너무 맘에 든다. 마지막 부분에서는 충격을 주면서도 어느샌가 플레이의 마지막에 도달해 크레딧이 올라오는데, 살면서 크레딧다본 게임은 처음이다. 어둡고 비밀스러운 세계관은 내가 좋아하는 SF물에 극을 달하기에 말로 표현하기보다는 직접해봐야한다. 유일한 단점은 너무 몰입해서 엔딩까지 너무 짧게 느껴진다는거. 짧은데 돈이 하나도 안아깝다. 그냥 10점만점에 10점 유일하게 크레딧 다본 게임.
  4. Jul 12, 2018
    9
    This may be the closest that games have yet come to an artistic experience. The visual design, the animation, the sound and music, and theThis may be the closest that games have yet come to an artistic experience. The visual design, the animation, the sound and music, and the presentation of the story -- all are technically and aesthetically masterful and work together to create an overpowering surreal and nightmarish atmosphere.

    The gameplay does not suffer at the expense of artistry. It's not really focused on a unique mechanic; rather it's an assortment of miscellaneous puzzles. But it's extremely well-polished, the puzzles often really make you think, and I was almost never bored. My one criticism is that I wish there were a few more puzzles throughout its playtime, which could have taken some of the more interesting concepts a bit further.

    Overall, unique and unforgettable.
  5. Jul 15, 2018
    8
    It's a good game, no doubt. Yet, it is rather overrated. I enjoyed Little Nightmares much better.
  6. Aug 20, 2018
    8
    One of the best games of 2016 and now of 2018, and also the best "Limbo" clone of all time!! Highly recommend!
  7. Sep 14, 2018
    2
    much like limbo you can hardly call this game a puzzle game or a platformer it's more like a walk left and right simulator with goodmuch like limbo you can hardly call this game a puzzle game or a platformer it's more like a walk left and right simulator with good narration, over all watching the game be played is more fun then playing it.

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