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Year Walk is the story of a man on a spirit journey in hope to see visions of the future. Except it’s the 19th century, in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of the night, pitch black, snowing, he hasn’t eaten or drank anything for days, he doesn’t really know where he is going and the last person he saw before leaving told him not to go and said it wasn’t natural. Oh, and there are creatures from Swedish folklore that are out for blood, quite literally out for your blood.Year Walk is scary. ...2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Beautiful, eerie and weird horror game. Daniel, the protagonist enters this world of Swedish folklore, full with not so well-known creatures, who take childrens souls, leave strange clues, etc. The game itself is pretty short, but if you are interested you can read the Encyclopedia, and as the story continues the player gets pulled more and more into this dark world. The puzzles are fairly easy, but challangeing enough to keep up the interest, but not to draw the focus from the story and the wh...1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Year Walk’s fondness for folklore was not lost on me. Although said folklore stems from Swedish superstitions, I still recognized goat-headed Grims and water-loving Brook Horses. If those creatures sound foreign, you will not find them in fairy tales. Year Walk dips its mitts into the horror genre, delivering a narrative as perplexing as the puzzles players encounter.The game’s name is somewhat enigmatic, too. A year walk is akin to a vision quest that, if successful, grants people f...1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Year Walk can be summed up neatly in a single word: unsettling. It relies on a minimalistic interface and a unique art style to present a world where everything is a just little off. The game focuses more on exploration than strict puzzle solving and you're left to decipher what things mean for yourself without any clear indication on what to do.The game is about a young man who undergoes a Swedish tradition known as a "year walk" where you isolate and starve yourself for a day and then wander t...1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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