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Sylvio (Console Edition)

Jan 13, 2017 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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3.5 / 5
PlayStation Universe
3.5 / 10
Generación Xbox
2.5 / 5
4 / 10
Digitally Downloaded
4 / 5
9 / 10
Video Chums
3.1 / 10
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Sylvio Gameplay Trailer (Coming to PS4, Xbox One 2017-01-13)

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Critic Reviews for Sylvio (Console Edition)

Sylvio is a lesson in not judging a game by its screenshots. While it looks like a low budget throwaway, the game's best features mostly come in how it sounds. The memorable music and legitimately unsettling EVP recordings go far to prove its legitimacy as a tool for scaring. If you've never played a horror game, don't start here as the game requires a few too many concessions from the player. If you're a genre veteran looking for something atmospheric, retro-inspired, and adding its own unique gameplay mechanics, Sylvio is worth the trip. It's a candlelit ghost story that leaves you not breathless or horrified, but disquieted, which is perhaps the most effective horror of all.

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A novel take on the first-person horror mould, Sylvio does, on occasion, bring some unsettling moments of paranormal investigation. Unfortunately Sylvio also brings dire, uninventive visuals, a dreary protagonist, and wholly unnecessary combat to nullify any promise it may have had.

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Sylvio is an interesting survival horror that choose to focus in psychological fear instead of jump scares, although is fill with technical and gameplay problems, also it’s not very intuitive.

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I would totally play a game that is just the audio processing from this game. Everything else is a tedious glitchy mess.

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Sylvio is an interesting indie release that tries something different and succeeds. The graphics might not be the best out there, but they get the job done. There are many secrets to find during your search for the truth in this creepy, abandoned park, and I definitely had fun. If after checking the game's trailer and reading this review you feel the game isn't for you, then that's probably how you'll feel from playing it.

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The game’s individual parts are rusty and don’t play as smoothly as I would have liked, but Sylvio manages to conjure some incredible moments with its humble mechanics – fans of Project Zero or Deadly Premonition will know what I mean.

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9 / 10

Sylvio is an interesting PS4 release where sound plays a key part. The game is very creepy, and you need to be careful as you enter each new area so that you don’t end up dead. Exploring a location as you try to find clues to solve the puzzles is very rewarding. There’s some moments where you might feel lost not knowing what you need to do next, but if you keep track of what is added with every new recording you’ll always find your way. This is a PS4 game you definitely have to try!

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Sylvio probably sounds like an interesting little game on paper but its execution is flawed in pretty much every way.

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