Sephonie is an enjoyable experience gameplay-wise, but every other element weighs down an otherwise great puzzle platforming experience.
Sephonie’s thematic scope is admirably wide-ranging, but its wordiness only crowds a game whose mechanics are tenuously connected. For a game that concerns the interconnectedness of all things, it’s unfortunate how awkwardly some of its pieces are glued together.
Sephonie is a game that succeeds in making non-punitive decisions for the player. What could be a frustrating experience becomes a relaxing and fun activity. However, this does not make it exempt from criticism, especially in platform sessions. The rich biodiversity draws attention for its creativity and excellent description of the species. This makes the environment more alive and rich, giving more pleasure to explore the scenarios for new living beings. Sephonie may have its problems, but it's included in the selection of those good games to pass the time.
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To put it briefly, Sephonie is a miracle. It swings between life and death, classic genre convention and thoughtful subversion, the mind-bendingly global and the heartbreakingly personal.
Sephonie is an outstanding 3D platformer that's weakened some by overly verbose, and often heavy-handed story-telling.
Three people travel to an exotic island in the near future. Using an impossible technology, in an unimaginable place, we have an adventure to discover and understand. Sephonie is a 3D platformer with a dour engine that takes away much of the charm it's intended to achieve. But with a good playable base, and music that catches and envelops you to greatly endow that charm that its artistic section does not finish transmitting.
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