JETT: The Far Shore Reviews

JETT: The Far Shore is ranked in the 30th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
No Recommendation / Blank
Oct 4, 2021

A sci-fi odyssey of great vision and promise that proves to be its own worst enemy.

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70 / 100
Oct 4, 2021

Jett: Far From Shore has some epic highs but fiddly ship controls and unanswered questions weigh this space adventure down.

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Oct 4, 2021

Jett: The Far Shore is a frustrating jaunt through space, with a stunning world and narrative let down by clunky, awkward controls.

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6.8 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2021

There are highlights in this game's visuals and storytelling, though these get bogged down by basic mechanics and uninteresting moment-to-moment gameplay

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Unscored
Oct 4, 2021

Jett: The Far Shore is a simple game, but a beautiful one, and well worth your time. It can make space a little bit scary, without going over the top, and it strikes a great balance between saccharine and grimdark. The Far Shore is a journey I was glad to take, even when the company got a little too chatty.

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5 / 10
Oct 4, 2021

Jett: The Far Shore is thrilling when you're flying through the air, but boring puzzles and an unsatisfying conclusion keeps it from soaring.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2021

JETT - The Far Shore is an adventure that, at its best, conveys a sense of absolute freedom to the player in the exploration of an alien planet. The setting is full of ideas ... and it is a pity that many of these are not fully developed during the story. From a stylistic point of view, the contrast between the minimal graphic style and the orchestral soundtrack is excellent and gives a unique character to the work.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2021

JETT: The Far Shore is a cathartic trip that makes you feel a part of something special in such an unknown and beautiful new world.

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Unscored
Oct 6, 2021

Jett is a game that's equal parts wonder and frustration, an evocative adventure that feels brilliant under the thumbs, but one whose creative systems feel stifled by rigid story-telling.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2021

JETT: The Far Shore is home to a compelling cast of characters and a narrative worth playing and paying attention to, but it ultimately misses its mark and the less than compelling gameplay only further drags it down to an experience that overall feels just okay, and potentially downright boring if you're not gripped by the narrative.

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8 / 10
Oct 4, 2021

Jett: The Far Shore deftly blends exploration and narrative elements, telling a story of struggle and hope against the odds. Small issues aside, the game shines with great writing and believable characters who press on even as challenges arise.

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62 / 100
Oct 4, 2021

JETT: The Far Shore is an ambitious game that is unrelenting in its vision. Placing peaceful exploration at the forefront, missions lack direction and purpose. Although great when flying long distances, the Jett encounters many issues in compact areas. With stiff movement, dull missions and frustrating enemies, JETT: The Far Shore falls short of its ambitious goal.

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5.8 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2021

JETT: The Far Shore has so much potential wasted due to its abysmal gameplay, the same gameplay that hinders the overall experience and undermines what good has been done on the artistic and narrative sides of the game.

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6 / 10
Oct 4, 2021

While it presents itself well and has some neat ideas, Jett: The Far Shore never launches into the stars. Flying around, soaking in the atmosphere, and gathering info on a foreign planet is relaxing fun, but it's scuppered by messy combat scenarios and a story that falls flat. You may get some enjoyment from this, as does have its moments - just don't expect it to hit the stratosphere.

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Wccftech
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2021

Jett: The Far Shore is a stylish, fascinating, and challenging work of art that may inspire you to say some very naughty words. While it sometimes succeeds as a chill exploratory experience, iffy controls, poor navigational tools, and overly convoluted missions often harsh the game's vibe. That said, if you're the type that can appreciate a game for its world and message, despite some issues with its minute-to-minute gameplay, feel free to join the Jett set.

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GamePro
Top Critic
80 / 100
Oct 4, 2021

JETT: The Far Shore is a beautifully staged action-adventure that beautifully captures the fascination of space.

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Gameblog
Dopamine
Top Critic
8 / 10
Oct 5, 2021

Singular and therefore quite striking, "JETT Le Rivage Lointain" in French in the text, is a journey that should not be missed. It will not remain as a lasting memory that will mark the life of a player forever. It looks more like that nice walk we took on the weekend and which leaves vivid memories. It is a game that has a soul and brilliantly composes a striking musical and aesthetic blend.

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6.3 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2021

It was unclear before publication what Jett: The Far Shore wanted to be, which was as alien as its setting. Unfortunately it is not even now. It is a reference not at all veiled to the intuitions of No Man's Sky, but having adapted that playful structure to a narrative that exists and has not indifferent apexes. The problem is almost everything in the gameplay, which together with unresponsive controls transforms even the simplest of activities into an exhausting struggle with the game system.

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Oct 4, 2021

Beautiful and elegant though it may seem on the outside, Jett: The Far Shore too often lets its stylistic tics drag the experience into varying degrees of frustration.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2021

JETT: The Far Shore is at its best when you're zipping across landscapes at breakneck speeds, with the music swelling and countless elements of the landscape begging you to explore them. Unfortunately, JETT struggles the most when it slows down, and its faults begin to show. It's a worthwhile experience if the traversal and exploration sound like your kind of thing, but if you're here for a strong narrative experience and tight mission design, JETT: The Far Shore might not deliver.

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