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CAYNE review
by mentalmynx

Platform: PC (Steam)

Playtime: 2h 26m

Completion Date: Feb 09, 2021

Popular Review: "Quotation forthcoming."

My Review: CAYNE is a free-to-play game and therefore deserves some tolerance. It offers an enjoyable experience despite its flaws. An enjoyable story is essential for an adventure game and CAYNE scores highly in this regard. Despite the short playing time, it has an interesting narrative that directs well enough. Voice acting is surprisingly good for an indie game such as graphics and cutscenes. However, it falls short in several ways. The puzzles are often entirely devoid of logic. Many can only be solved by trial and error (or the help of a walkthrough), and often involve a good deal of tedious backtracking. The UI is also clumsy and awkward to use. However, despite these annoyances it’s worth playing, although if it wasn’t so short, I might have given up out of frustration before completing it.

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Review of CAYNE At CAYNE it is the Prologue of STASIS, a really great and very atmospheric Adventure (here my Review of STASIS). CAYNE was promised as a free Prologue as Part of the Kickstarter campaign, which would come later. Now the Chapter is here-but after Playing Through I am absolutely not sure if this is a Prologue. However, I don't want to say more about that, because I don't want to pre-empt the Story. The Game definitely remains wonderfully open and leaves a lot of Room for Pondering and Thinking. This as a small Warning, if someone doesn't like that; I think something like that is fantastic. ;) CAYNE also works independently, but in my Opinion you should have played STASIS, because the two Games play in the same Universe and also belong together. As in the Main Game, there are again some PDAs with quite a lot of Text to find. Here you should take the Time for it (as well as in the Main Game), as a lot is revealed about the Background (a thick Atmosphere-plus). CAYNE is significantly shorter than STASIS and I was through in four Hours (with all PDAs and a Look into all Corners). So The Game time is quite short, but since the Game costs nothing, you really can't complain. That being said, CAYNE puts a Spit on it with everything. From a technical point Of view, the Game looks a whole Corner better than the Main Game. The Main Character is now better animated and no longer walks so "angular" through the Area. A lot has happened in the Background, too, so CAYNE looks a little more modern (THE Engine has probably been significantly revised). However, the isometric Angle remains with the Game, you feel directly at home as a STASIS connoisseur and can get started. The Game has also gained in terms of storyterms. I really liked STASIS on the Point (some Players have mounted the Story weakening towards the End (I don't see it that Way) and those who are likely to like the Story development in CAYNE much better. There is nothing to complain About from the Technical Side. I was able to play with my slightly more betterable System (Core i7-2600k @ 4.5 GHZ, 12GB RAM, Geforce GTX 970 SLI) in 1080p with the Ultra settings (I always had over 100fps). Bugs or Mistakes didn't occur to me. By THE way, there is only one English Voiceover and German Subtitles (as with STASIS). My Rating: Graphic: 8/10 Sound: 8/10 Circumference: 3/10 Atmosphere: 10/10 Gameplay: 87%