The Uncertain: Episode 1 - The Last Quiet Day Reviews
This title surprised me, even exceeded my expectations. The developers of the Russian studio New Game Order have done a really good job despite the smaller number of their team. The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day has its flaws, but they are tolerable given the length of the title. A pearl at the end... this is only the first part of a trilogy, so you won't get any ending. The game cuts you nicely in the most interesting part. Toward the end of 2020, the second part called The Uncertain: Light at the End was released, and we will have to wait a little longer for the finale.
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The Uncertain: Episode 1 – The Last Quiet Day shares a post-apocalyptic future most of us would like to see stay fiction. Our savior, RT-217NP, is a glimmer of hope in a dark world for humanity. His curiosity and desire for a more meaningful purpose will lead him on an action-packed journey filled with unique techy puzzles, a gang of misfit robots and high-speed hovercar chases. Envelop yourself in this latest addition to every sci-fi geek’s collection.
This hypothetical is begging for exploration and The Uncertain’s first moments do an excellent job of establishing the world and connecting you with the game’s main protagonist.
But your immediate problem is not an angry client who did not receive his plasma cutter on time; a ship crash lands on your property. Inside is one broken robot and two surprises that throw your entire view of the world into chaos. Police immediately surround the area and close in to disintegrate you — you have seen too much. An EVP grenade falls from… you’re not sure where, overloading the circuits of the police and yourself. What follows is a surprising turn of events that sends you on an impromptu investigation to explore different parts of the city to help a small band of rebel robots whose primary function is to discover “the truth.”
Oh, this is a bummer. What a lovely setting for a game, and a potentially intriguing society, as AI develops and perhaps the flaws of humanity begin to be revealed in robotic kind. It could have been a fascinating exploration of the human condition, or just a really nice sci-fi tale.
The Uncertain's first episode has an interesting premise, but ultimately goes nowhere. It has some smart puzzles in its 4 hour run time, but it also has some awful moments and seems like it's scared of trying to stand on its own. Hopefully a second episode can correct some of this.