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INSIDE

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INSIDE is a platform adventure game that transfers the atmosphere of a dystopic world. Players assume the role of a lonely boy, who walks through the monochromatic 2.5D environment and solves various puzzles. By the time main antagonists of the character pursue him throughout the whole world. The main storyline follows the unnamed boy through the in-game world locations including a forest, a farm, and a fictional laboratory, where experiments on bodies are held. The gameplay is divided into levels tied to each location. While completing them, the boy, controlled by players, has to swim, run, climb the obstacles and use his supernatural ability to control bodies with his special helmet. In the course of the travel, the protagonist also comes across a siren-like creature, who gives him gear for breathing underwater. The death occurs in several ways ranging from drowning to being shot with a tranquilizer dart. In addition to the basic ending, the storyline features an alternate one, which unlocks after collecting all the hidden glowing orbs.

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System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7/10
  • Processor: Dual Core
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Supported
  • Storage: 10 MB available space

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen
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          INSIDE reviews and comments

          I was looking for a shorter game I would actually have time and energy to finish since I rarely finish games recently due to limited time. I did not expect a four hour game to be this interesting and worthwhile. The puzzles are fun, the graphics and design is beautiful and the music/soundscape is nice too. I highly recommend it.

          I also like the very simple controls (three buttons), it's all about timing and sequences and not complicated controls needing to be memorized.
          No interface, no dialogues, just action and ambient music. No hints or distractions. This allows you to immerse yourself in this project. For me, this work is on the verge of a game and an art house movie. I recommend it to anyone who likes the melancholic atmosphere of being.
          «Blew my mind»
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          Incredible body horror masterpiece. Loved it; the finale was absolutely stunning.
          «Blew my mind»
          Great puzzles, great atmosphere
          Concise Review:
          Amazing short little puzzle game. The atmosphere and art design is top notch. I loved the aesthetic. I loved the different areas. I loved all the different deaths. The puzzles were creative and built upon themselves while keeping it unique throughout the whole experience. Only thing holding it back from higher ranks is the ~3 hour playtime. I loved every minute of it. 

          Journal Style Review:

          I Immediately like the art style. Looks very nice. Also the guys killing the kid in that first scene was cool. I like that the kid gets killed. Oh god then he gets shot and then drowned! Great deaths so far. Within like 10 minutes I can tell I love the style of this game. The graphics, lighting, and atmosphere are very well done. Will the gameplay and puzzles be good is the question. 

          The eaten by dog death is quite brutal. Why do I find these deaths satisfying?

          First 30 mins of puzzles have been pretty good. I’ve felt clever a few times.

          Maybe 1 hour or 1.5 hours in. I’m thoroughly enjoying this game. I’ve said it before but this art style and atmosphere works so well for me. The puzzles have been very clever so far as well. Or at least they feel clever. I am trying to think about how I can solve the problems, not “what do the developers want me to do” it’s a subtle difference that makes a huge difference in my enjoyment of puzzle games. I don’t always like puzzle game but this one really is working for me.

          I’m internally struggling on where to place this game in the mega games ranking because I’m really enjoying it and think it’s very well done, but I know it’s short. The length of a game affects my rankings in the all time favourite games lists. It will be interesting to see where it lands. Very strong start though.

          This game is a fucking adventure. I love it. Each new section has been great.

          The puzzles are fantastic. They do a great job of building upon the last challenge and there are unique new objects or scenarios to keep it fresh.

          Final blob area was amazing as well. This short little game was maybe 3 hours and every minute of it from start to finish was great. My only complaint is that I wish it was longer. I loved the journey that little kid took. Very cool game. Very cool. Ends as a high B+ which so far is the highest I’ve ranked a game this short. Also the highest 2D platformer/puzzle game. I’m impressed.

          Final Score: B+
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          Beautiful, mind bending, challenging and obscure in all the right measures. A stunning little game with some really neat puzzles and mechanics. Just the right length to not become boring and leaves you with lots to think about!
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          The design of the game is super. This game feels far better than limbo. The art and level designs are very good. I hate when it slows down and requires pin point perfection to solve some puzzles , other than that this is an awesome game.
          Might consider replaying again .
          I love how the options click in the settings. attention to detail I guess.
          «Blew my mind»
          Simply put: amazing. The game oozes an ominous, intruiging and noir atmosphere that keeps the tension and mystery building untill the very end. It's sound design is both seemless and terrifying. Games are art and Inside doesn't hesitate to show you.

          9.8/10 
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