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If a walking simulator with an exploratory story sounds like a great experience, then The Station is one worth jumping into. Exploring the desolate space station, recovering audio logs, while solving puzzles and challenges may not make this the most innovative in the genre, but it is definitely one of the more enjoyable examples.
It is a fun alternative to kill time or to space out your other primary games, but it may not be the one that make you super excited.
The Station is an interesting space adventure that does not overstay its welcome. I enjoy playing these so-called walking simulations, and The Station is a good one with an interesting story for its short adventure. The one complaint I'd have is that the initial loading is rather long since you'll be staring at the loading screen for around two to three minutes before you're presented with the initial story cutscene. Other than that, this is a solid walking simulator on PlayStation 4 from an indie team of veterans you should check out.
While the storyline may be decent, the many plot holes and cheap horror elements definitely do not work in the game’s favor. The experience is short though, so these elements do not completely ruin it.
The Station is a wonderful example of how a game's atmosphere can impact and influence the narrative. The space station felt believable, although the few characters that lived aboard fell a bit flat for me. As a sci-fi walking sim, The Station is more than successful enough.
The Station is an example of how to ruin a great story. This kind of performance isn't enough for walking simulators anymore.
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However, if you’re someone who enjoys the story more than anything else and prefers an immersive experience that captivates you and entices your curiosity in the character and setting, then this might not be the game for you.
Not that knowing would detract from your enjoyment of The Station, but instead highlight that it handles this part of the experience so well that it can resonate even when everything else is a mixed bag or not all that impressive.
The Station for Xbox One is a narrative driven sci-fi game that introduces some interesting story themes, but feels way too short and will leave most players wanting more.
The Station is disappointing. It is not successful in storytelling, creating an engaging atmosphere, and even introducing the characters. Maybe the puzzles are only enjoyable parts but unfortunately you cannot find many of them in the game. The Station is not one of that games that many gamers will remember at the end of the year.
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