The game reveals its brilliance by constantly and subtly reconfiguring the emotions behind erasure.
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There's considerable joy to poking at the edges of its ingenious interlocking systems to see what happens.
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After a while, the game inadvertently becomes about the cost and upkeep of civilization.
The game offers a refreshing focus on its sense of place rather than ease of play.
There's something primal and thrilling to id Software's further embrace of video-gamey conventions.
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The game captures place and feeling through honing in on things that are singular, small, and warm.
Its point-and-click adventure elements eventually feel alternately rudimentary and more than a little tedious.
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