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Last Day of June is a unique and beautiful tale of joy, tragedy, and the will to save the one you love. The gameplay may be too simple for some, but I recommend Last Day of June for anyone who wants to experience an emotional story with beautiful art design.
While I think "The Last Day of June's" narrative flow is slightly undermined by the fact that players can spin their wheels looking for puzzle solutions, it is, on the whole, a small, vibrant game that reminds us that everyone is filled with depths that belie the selves we present to the world.
Last Day of June is an ambitious title that tackles the long-established question of whether changing events can prevent a tragedy. The execution of the art direction and narrative is immaculate and genuinely immerses you into the game and its character. However, it is sadly brought down by the gameplay loop and its repetitive nature. At first, the idea sounds and plays interestingly but ends up weakening the impact of June’s death and the drive to reverse it.
If you’re after an experience that touches your heart and soul, I recommend that you play this game. There is nothing more compelling than a game that lets you experience a journey as beautiful and as tragic as this one. A game that’s worth it from the beginning until the Last day of June.
Last Day of June is a cinematic game in which not a single word is spoken. It is a meticulously hand-crafted experience with a very colorful and charming look that will grab your attention from the moment the title screen pops up. It is a tale of love and loss that will keep you coming back for more until the end, and one of the best games on PlayStation 4.
The developers really took the time and care with this little game. It's not that long of a game but definitely had some effort behind the few hours it takes to complete. They tell a story of an undying love and devotion of a husband mourning the loss of his beloved wife. They really portray the lengths one will go to get that one last moment with their special someone. The artwork and lighting in this game is really beautiful and stands out among the other games I've played as something unique. This title was really a refreshing and moving one.
Last Day of June is a narrative puzzle game that makes full use of a wide range of powerful emotive devices to make its point. Its fairly straightforward puzzles won't keep you up, scratching your noggin at night, but the effect of its wonderful characters and the love they have for one another will leave you feeling like you belong to something bigger than yourself.
I’m sorry if this review is somewhat evasive but I don’t wish to do anything to ruin the outstanding story in the game concerning love, loss, and even sacrifice for the sake of others. There’s no getting around the somewhat repetitive nature of the core gameplay as you relive the same events multiple times and try to affect different outcomes. There were also a few times where I wasn’t 100% sure what I was expected to do but the thing is, if you are a sucker for a great story, Last Day of June will absolutely suck you in and help prove that games have an amazing power to connect you to a meaningful story.
With a beautiful art style, Last Day of June tells a heartbreaking story about Carl as he tries to reverse the events of the day that took his love, June, away from him. Although the puzzles are on the easier side, the story told without any dialogue and the powerful soundtrack make this a great game for anyone who loves a good story and wants games that can make them feel something.
Last Day of June is a unique experience with a great art style, and an interesting story that unfolds through the eyes of the different characters felt great. I definitely recommend this game to those of you looking for something new to try on PlayStation 4!
Last Day of June is an intimate and moving adventure, yet elegant and sophisticated. Albeit a linear structure and some minor gameplay flaws, it's a game that tells an extremely human story, with some unexpected surprises, and where the gameplay drives the narrative. A shining example of how videogames can be an authentic expression of emotions.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Last Day of June is an emotional roller coaster that explores the themes of love and loss in interesting ways. Its simple story is an effective showcase for the diverse and charming cast. Its puzzles serve as fun palate cleansers that, despite their easiness, guide the narrative from start to finish. The stingy auto-save might have caused me some grief and an hour of lost progress, but that shouldn't deter fans of the genre from giving it a try. Be sure to keep an eye out for that pencil-and-paper symbol!
Last Day of June is a beautiful looking narrative driven game that suffers a bit from repetition, but if you can get past that it has an emotionally charged tale to experience.
Last Day of June presents a pretty depressing love story in a charming and visually amazing package. While it certainly isn't for everyone, those with a fondness for narrative focused games best enjoyed in on sitting will find an enjoyable, if terribly sad experience.
True to the success of recent emotional indie games, Last Day of June is a bit like a playable version of Disney’s heart-wrenching film UP. A puzzle adventure game which incorporates the ability to rewind time and fix your mistakes, Last Day of June is certainty an experience.
Strangely enough, the game manages to convey a wealth of emotions through its wordless narrative and faceless cast. After the credits rolled, I couldn't help but think about how far we would personally go to save someone who was important in our life. With its simplistic puzzles, captivating narrative, and amazing art style, Last Day of June is definitely a game you'd want to pick up.
Given the three and a half hours it took me to play the game, it feels like a movie or a play. Unfortunately, its emotional impact is undercut by the things that cause June’s death being replayed, but it is no doubt is wracking with guilt as you get it wrong. This is an experience, and its adaptation from short films to an interactive medium carries a bit more weight as you are in control of actions or inactions of the characters. Last Day of June is a sweet, cute, and touching game that nails home the feeling of loss, but the hope of love.
Last Day Of June is a short but satisfying tale that uses the Groundhog Day formula to immerse you in a touching and thoughtful way. It’s clear to see that the game’s core inspiration has been taken from Steven Wilson’s haunting but beautifully animated music video “Drive Home,” which is something that constantly looms in the background. Yet while it doesn’t shy away from very serious real-world situations, it also doesn’t tastelessly sink you too deep into its dark depressive undertones either. It has a clever approach, especially considering the choice of medium that it uses, which is all so beautifully and carefully constructed to tell you its story.
Last Day of June is a great emotional adventure from Ovosonico, with some flaws in the puzzles sections. Not a masterpiece, but a game worth playing for sure.
Review in Italian | Read full review
The Last Day of June is probably one of the most original stories of 2017 that really pulls at your emotional heartstrings. Given the 'loss' of the game, each player will interpret this differently as you explore a life and lives as we follow the journey of Carl, June and those around them. Sure, this review is a little vague but I so don't want to spoil this game for those that want to play it!
An amazing story, that had me wanting more, and wanting to see what would happen next. It’s not without some minor flaws, but if you are willing to go along for the ride, the story will be enjoyable.
It would have been so easy to fall into cliché with the uncomplicated characters of Last Day of June, but the writing here speaks of the keen awareness the developers have towards the themes of the game.
Last Day of June offers a real beautiful story accompanied with an amazing soundtrack and some Tim Burton-like animation style. Sadly the game don't deliver on the gameplay side and offers till near the end of the game nothing but a painstaking experience. If you look for an emotional adventure you still will find some enjoyment in the game.
Review in German | Read full review
Last Day of June is mostly quite good. It's a story-driven game with one of the best-told stories I've seen in some time, and it offers an emotional edge that's likely going to leave you with a lot of feelings by the time you reach the credits. The gameplay, however, is passable at best and annoyingly repetitive at worst, and while it didn't fully keep me from wanting to reach the end, it added a somewhat frustrating slog to get there.
Though not entirely devoid of the repetitious, occasionally aimless gameplay that afflicts several narrative-driven adventures, Last Day of June quite often redeems its down periods as a filmic, affecting examination of grief.
Before you pick this game up, know what you are getting yourself into. It gets messy and you may only play it once. This is not a game you play for the fun, but for the feelings. So, be open to getting a little uncomfortable… and don’t blame the onions, it’s ok if you tear up a bit.
An emotional tale that is extremely short but also worth the time spent if you can get over its flaws. The pacing could be a little better and the gameplay could have avoided the repetitive nature of its design but it is still a good experience overall.
If you like to be worn by a melancholic atmosphere, enchanting visuals, and a touching story, be sure that this game titillate your chord and perhaps knows how to make you shed a little tear.
Review in French | Read full review
The Last Day of June is an emotional, gentle puzzle, where you must live one sunny afternoon over and over again to try and avert tragedy. It doesn't feel especially new, but it'll still probably make you a bit teary.
The Last Days of June tells an emotional story of loss and acceptance, though it can't claim to have an entirely original story. An art style that's half cute storybook Claymation and half soulless, eyeless faces may be pretty divisive, but the game's time looping puzzles tie well into the feelings of repetition and despair.
Shortly after the intro moments, when I realized that The Last Day of June wasn't a title about the end of summer but the last day of a person's life, the reality set in that this was going to be an emotional rollercoaster, and it surely is.
Last Day of June is a frequently beautiful experience, with a likeable cast, gorgeous visuals, lovely music, and an ending that feels like both a logical conclusion and a tear-jerking finale - yet it stumbles when it comes to actually being a game. Its core concepts are sound, but the constant repetition quickly erodes much of the gravitas, especially for players who get stuck and need to spend some time jumping back and forth between characters. It says something that the game was at its best in its final fifteen minutes or so, where much of the "real gameplay" was thrown out in favour of an "interactive movie" approach. Of course, throwing out that gameplay altogether wouldn't do the title any favours, as its narrative and mechanics are intrinsically tied together and designed to play off one another. It's just a shame that one of those halves is decidedly weaker than the other.
While short, Last Day of June is a nice story that will capture you for the entirety of your playthrough. However, the ending ensures that the game won't stay with you after you're done.
Last Day of June is a beautiful rumination on the ways death and fate are indelibly intertwined. It's also a competent puzzler with a winning sense of style. Repetitiveness and a slightly predictable structure stymie the proceedings somewhat, but never enough to ruin what is an otherwise lovely experience.
The true test for any game of this kind is whether it can keep player hungry enough to see it through to the end. Although I wasn't completely enthralled (the repetitive puzzles and a couple of bugs broke my immersion) it still managed to lodge its hooks in me and I'd be lying if I said those final moments didn't make me feel anything. Last Day of June is a emotive, sometimes enchanting story of love and loss that, while it doesn't break new ground, will resonate with plenty of gamers out there.
Last Day of June is a game that, even though it is not as emotional as it could seem, does a great job entertaining the player and delivers a story where everything revolves around the memories.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Last Day of June is a personal and emotional journey that brings you to the most beautiful corners of love and the darkest and most painful corners of loss at the same time. It's a compelling journey, with relatable characters within a beautiful world, brought to life with a sensational score. But ultimately, it's uninspired, core ground-hog day gameplay loop hinders and undermines everything that has been built around it.
Last Day of June is a great example of how to turn a short tale into an engaging interactive experience, one that importantly does not overstay its welcome. There may be one or two frustrations along the way but, all-in-all, it tugs at the heart strings in the right places on the story front, and also engages the brain on the gameplay side of things enough to make everything feel extremely satisfying once it reaches its conclusion.
Looking past the mediocre puzzle and adventuring elements as well as the cinematic repetition, Last Day of June excels at storytelling – conveying emotion on-screen in a way few other games manage to achieve. The developer has admittedly done a sound job at making a title involving such depressing themes as beautiful as possible – through its unique animation, perfectly synced soundtrack and stunning visuals. If you do intend on playing this, the ending is as catastrophic as it is comforting.