Re:Turn - One Way Trip
Top Critic Average
Re:Turn - One Way Trip is enjoyable most of the time. It has a strong presentation and enjoyable puzzles, even if the game world's a bit too small for its own good and there are a few issues here and there.
This is a fun little game for fans of horror, puzzle, or visual novels. It takes the best parts of these genres and makes them into a smooth experience, filled with creepy music, lovely pixel art, and engaging puzzles.
If I had to give this a score, this would be it. What I was able to play of Re:Turn - One Way Trip was enjoyable. While I never was really afraid or scared, there was a small uneasiness when I thought more on events. It shows a lot of potential and everything works well together to make a nice impression. Just in time for spook season.
Re:Turn – One Way Trip is filled with unexpected twists and turns, satisfying jumpscares, an eerie atmosphere and a well-written story. There are some moments of awkward dialogue, but it does very little to take away from the story. Discovering what happened to the old passengers of the train and how their experiences effect the characters is good fun. It’s also terrifying, and the perfect title to pick up this Halloween. Heck, it’s perfect for any time really. Just be sure to play with headphones on and the lights off to get the full effect of the scares.
Re:Turn: One Way Trip is a standout indie horror adventure that absolutely understands atmosphere and pacing. The narrative gets a bit flimsy in some areas due to a lacking supporting cast, but it ends up nailing important gameplay systems that will make you swear to never ever aboard a ghost train in your life.
The bizarre combination of genres and gameplay elements was enough to pique my interest, but it delivered far more than I expected. Most of the puzzles are a lot of fun and highly diversified. The wonderfully interwoven storylines kept me captivated through to the end.
Re:Turn really needs to decide whether it wants to be a game or a book. It may have some nice ideas and is certainly easy on the eye, but it's sorely lacking in execution.