The Shadow You

WhisperGames, Topchan Games

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The Shadow You

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General Information

Available on:PCJan 22, 2021

Developer: Topchan Games

Publisher: WhisperGames

Genres: Adventure, Interactive Story

ABOUT THE GAME The Shadow You combines visual novel and adventure while telling two different stories. Take on roles of different characters to explore the two realities, solve puzzles, reveal secrets, and make important choices that will change the story and lead to different endings. LOVE STORY MEETS HORROR Ophelia and Kiel fight together in a MMORPG and try to build a relationship in real life. At the same time, an unnamed girl tries to escape a grim and dangerous world of Gloom. You as a player take on roles of different characters to attempt to delve deep into their minds and souls to understand their hidden motives and desires and thus to understand the nature of people in general. WEST MEETS EAST A unique visual style and 2D graphics blend Western and Asian art techniques to combine drama and horror creating an intense atmosphere. The meticulous mixture of sounds, post-processing effects, and visuals results in a unique, immersive experience. BRIGHTNESS MEETS DARKNESS Experience the usual life of various characters in bright and warm colors creating a light and cheerful atmosphere of a regular city and then jump into Gloom - a place out of time and space filled with mysteries and horrors. Watch as the two realities get closer to each other and understand its cause while getting deeper into the characters’ minds and stories. MAIN FEATURES: A contrasting visual design of the two worlds for deeper immersion in different realities. Two completely different realities and three storylines combined together. A fusion of drama, horror, and adventure, with a little bit of humor. Complex characters with their own secrets, desires, and pursuits. Multiple endings based on the player’s choices and actions.

The Shadow You Critic Reviews

The Shadow You tries to get by on shallow imitation and angry teenage energy with all of the elegance and skill of terrible fanfiction.

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I know I sound like I’m being hard on The Shadow You, but that’s only cause I see the potential for it to be something better. I do admire Topchan Games for what they obviously accomplished with a limited budget. And they definitely succeeded in the horror parts of the game. Perhaps if they can invest more time and care into their writing and focus more on their horror, their next game could be outstanding. As things sit now, The Shadow You is a promising game held back by its narrative. If nothing else, it’s a short and inexpensive experience. I managed to get the True ending in about 4 hours, and that’s only because I got lost in a couple of puzzles. Horror fans might still find something worthwhile here, warts and all.

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