Shady Part of Me

Focus Home Interactive, Douze Dixiemes

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
76
Top Critic Average
79%
Critics Recommend
Based on 19 critic reviews
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Shady Part of Me

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

79%

Critics Recommend

Based on 19 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchDec 10, 2020
PCDec 10, 2020
Xbox OneDec 10, 2020
PlayStation 4Dec 10, 2020

Developer: Douze Dixiemes

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Genres: Platformer, Puzzle, Adventure

Shady Part of Me sends you on an emotional and dream-like journey, with breathtaking artistic direction and the enthralling voice of Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones, Skins). As a little girl and her shadow, overcome emotional struggles through surreal dreamscapes across a touching narrative filled with twists and surprises. Both must learn, cooperate and evolve to progress in a poetic journey. - Play with light and shadows, switching between 2D and 3D gameplay at will - Your ability to rewind time will help you get you through all situations - Explore surreal environments envisioned in a unique watercolor style - Solve contemplative puzzles to break the dream - Experience an introspective narrative journey like no other

Shady Part of Me Critic Reviews

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Like the characters in the game, Shady Part of Me is elegant, but troubled. At its core, the game is a well-designed puzzle game about a girl who has to cooperate with herself to overcome her mental health condition. Between this and the moody, melancholy aesthetic, the game hits home in all the right ways, which is why it's such a shame that the ending just doesn't stick the landing.

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In a beautiful mix between 2D e 3D, a little girl and her shadow show us the fragility of the human mind, between fears and anxiety. Along many psychological sessions, the two characters try to cooperate to solve a large number of puzzles based on light, shadows and gravity. A little gem.

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While it may not be a very long game, Shady Part of Me is well worth the time playing through for both the interesting gameplay and aesthetic that surrounds what is a pretty somber story.

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Despite its cryptic storytelling and repetitive gameplay, Shady Part of Me is a game that deserves to be played and experienced especially by puzzler fans.

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Audience Reviews

9.5 / 10.0
I recommend this game to anyone who's interested in puzzle games. I loved the puzzles, the aesthetics, the narration and the mix between the 2D and 3D and how you had to make them work together. I had a lot of fun playing it and trying to figure out the story behind the girl and her shadow. I just wished we got an expalnation to each scene and why they and certain things triggered

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Shady Part of Me - Launch Trailer | The Game Awards 2020

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