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Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

58

Top Critic Average

13%

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General Information

Available on:PCFeb 14, 2021
Nintendo SwitchFeb 14, 2021

Developer: Serenity Forge

Publisher: Way Down Deep

Genres: Adventure, RPG, Puzzle

When a pandemic puts the lockdown on a blooming relationship, will the new couple keep the romance alive, or will distance pull them apart? Cozy up with their quarantine story and see if they’ll find a way to stay connected in the weirdest of times in this new episode of the Half Past Fate story. FEATURES: - Learn to love from afar through the charismatic 3D pixel-art style of Half Past Fate - Enjoy a charming and honest slice-of-life story set in all-too-familiar circumstances - Play from both sides of the new relationship and see how each of your lives have changed - Judge (or admire) each other’s home decor, peculiar roommates, and musical tastes - Explore in endearing detail the intimate environs of each other’s quarantined lives - Maybe figure out what the heck “defragging” does

Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing Critic Reviews

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Ultimately, we have to ask ourselves one crucial question when it comes to Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing: do we really need yet another reminder of the truly awful situation we’re all still in? The story being told here is an uplifting one, but it’s also stuffed with terms we’ve become all too familiar with over the course of the past year: social distancing, flattening the curve, remote meetings… we could go on. Games are – perhaps more than ever – a means of escapism, and Serenity Forge’s new title strays a bit too close to reality for our liking. We’d probably recommend other developers try again in a few years time when the dust has settled.

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In its brief runtime, Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing tries to tell a charming story of romance amid the pandemic, but it's just a waste of an hour instead. Give the original game a try in lieu of this.

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Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing is a cute lockdown love story, with nice enough characters and the world building of Half Past Fate to rely on, but will disappoint those looking for a deeper romance.

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Half Past Fate's pandemic themed addition to its romantic series is a nice little love story, but it doesn't have much in the way of player interaction and feels like it only scratches the surface of the emotional impact of looking for love in lockdown.

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