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While it has great gameplay and story, To Leave has intense themes not for the faint of heart. Despite the length of the game and the somewhat high price, I recommend it.
To Leave is a very hard game and it’s no joke when the beginning message even tells you so. Normally I’d just scoff at that kind of comment, but they really meant that the player would be put through some wild tests of perseverance. There’s lots of depth and a great story within the narrative, but ultimately, only those with the patience will make it to the end. Perhaps that’s what the game is truly about?
Despite one truly frustrating level, I had a pretty good time with To Leave and enjoyed the incredible challenge that it presented.
To Leave is a great looking game that deals with a very serious topic in a tasteful way. Mental illness is always a tricky topic to tackle, but the team at Freaky Creations have certainly done a great job with this game. So if you want to try something different on PlayStation 4, you should definitely try To Leave.
As this is the first project of Freaky Creations, and one of the first Ecuadorian games available for PlayStation 4, I look forward to what other unique, experimental games they'll come out with in the future.
To Leave is certainly a competent 2D platformer, but its brutal difficulty is sure to stop the majority of its players from even finishing the game. Fortunately, its story and visuals are keen to excite to the point where they may just about be worth your frustration.