In My Shadow

Playbae, Alcon Interactive Group

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
66
Top Critic Average
38%
Critics Recommend
Based on 8 critic reviews
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In My Shadow

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

38%

Critics Recommend

Based on 8 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCApril 8th, 2021

Developer: Playbae

Publisher: Alcon Interactive Group

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle

In My Shadow takes you on a wonderous journey through the mind of Bella in pursuit of reconciliation with her past. The game features 4 rooms with a total of more than 50 puzzles to solve. Each room offers a different glimpse into her memories, exploring the changing relationships in her family. The shadows within each level must be manipulated via objects to progress and there is often more than one solution to a challenge. In My Shadow is more than a cleverly designed puzzle platformer; it is a heart-warming story into the mind of a young woman looking for answers to questions in her past. Her childhood memories come to life as shadows on the wall of her house, and you must use those shadows to solve unique puzzles and help Bella try to let go of her past. WHERE THERE'S A SHADOW, THERE'S A WAY The gameplay revolves around a unique core mechanic - the shadows. You can use the shadows however you like. There can be more than one solution to a puzzle. SHADOWS HAVE NO BOUNDARIES The game constantly challenges you with multidimensional mechanics that force you to invent new ways to use shadows. FEATURES Refreshingly clever puzzles that make use of shadows and shapes in ways you never thought were possible. More than 50 levels spread across the walls of four rooms, each with its own set of distinct mechanics. A heart-felt story about Bella's mental apprehensions, narrated through her childhood memories. Melodic music that flows seamlessly throughout the game to let you deeply absorb the emotion. A beautifully colorful representation of Bella's house that reflects the individual personalities of everyone in her family.

In My Shadow Critic Reviews

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It might look unassuming, but In My Shadow is a deeply enjoyable puzzle-platforming with great shadow mechanics. The difficulty curve is just right, the puzzles themselves are varied and fun to solve, and I just like positioning armchairs for maximum verticality.

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In My Shadow is only a few hours long, but it’s a lot of fun while it lasts, and having to think in different dimensions will keep you on your toes. As long as you ignore its disappointing story, you won’t regret picking up this brain-stretching puzzler.

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Across three hours, In My Shadow has a few puzzles that might make you stand up in your chair. But the rest of the dull, fiddly shadow-moving experience will make you wish you turned out the lights and had a nap instead.

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In the end, In My Shadow just isn't very compelling. The lack of control when jumping is a bad combination for both the finicky object placement mechanics and the precision needed to make those important leaps. Meanwhile, the story lacks focus, which makes the ending even more unsatisfying. The game may be fine for those looking for a platforming challenge, but everyone else won't miss much by skipping this one.

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