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The Forgotten City

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The Forgotten City is a game about time travel, a mysterious murder, and avoiding fate. It is based on an award-winning Skyrim mode of the same name. The game retains most of the original mod's lore, but reimagines the characters and the setting and features a completely new voice acting and a music score. The game is powered by Unreal Engine.

Plot

The game is set in a mythological ancient Roman city somewhere deep underground. A group of 26 archeologists explored the city until one of them accidentally broke a taboo and activated an ancient curse. Now they are trapped in a time loop and cursed to die and relive their deaths forever. That is, unless one of them changes what happened to the city and its inhabitants long ago, thus preventing the curse. In the ruins, there's a portal, which leads to the past and allows the characters to relive and alter the previous events in the vein of The Groundhog Day movie. The Forgotten City features branching non-linear plots with difficult moral dilemmas and plot twists. There are multiple endings that depend on the player's actions.

Gameplay

The player controls a protagonist that is fully customizable, up to his or her sex and physical appearance, in a 3D ancient city. Compared to the original mod, the game introduces new combat mechanics and wall climbing. However, most of the gameplay is based around characters' interactions and timeline manipulations.

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Modern Storyteller
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Dear Villagers, Modern Storyteller
Age rating
13+ Teen
Website
http://forgottencitygame.com

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit or newer
  • Processor: AMD FX-6300 | Intel i5-2500 @ 2.7GHz or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 | AMD Radeon HD 6950 or better
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD FX-8350 | i5 4570 @ 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 | AMD Radeon R9 380
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

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The Forgotten City reviews and comments

This game is a great example of how a small team game can outshine AAA games. In a year filled with timeloop games, this would definitely be the one I'd pick. The whole mystery aspect of the game and slowly piecing everything together feels so good. Then when the bow comes into play and you realize how it is used is awesome. It took a few turns that I didn't expect it too and it was just a very fun play through. I love that the team was able to get so much utility out of the small area of play. A good show of quality over quantity for sure. You can see the Skyrim mod origins in some spots, mainly the zoom in on faces that we are all familiar with, but it stands on it's own and I didn't run into any bugs or issues. Really look forward to what this team does next.
«Just one more turn»
Purely story based games are not normally my cup of tea but I’ve found the first ~2ish hours to be very interesting. The mystery is working. I need to figure out what’s going on.

As far as an “investigation” style of game goes this one’s quite good. I don’t regret playing it so far and I doubt that ever changes.

Beat it with ending 2 and then I went back for ending 4. Ending 4 was pretty good. I’m happy I finished it. I will say I was getting a bit bored for the last hour or two. I wanted the big story beats but wasn’t caring about the personal squabbles of the people by the end. The ending didnt blow me away but it definitely didn’t disappoint. 

Final Score: B
What an amazing story! I had some technical difficulties with the game, but otherwise an unforgettable game.
An enjoyable time loop romp through a little Roman village.

Date Completed: 2022-02-06
Playtime: 7h
Enjoyment: 8/10
Recommendation: Yes!
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