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Anamorphine

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

55

Top Critic Average

17%

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Based on 18 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jul 31, 2018
HTC ViveJul 31, 2018
PlayStation VRJul 31, 2018

Developer: Artifact 5

Genre: Interactive Story

Explore the past as you resolve the present in Anamorphine, a surreal adventure of rendered emotions. Tyler, a young man in post-traumatic denial, revisits a succession of milestones that define his relationship with his wife Elena, who falls victim to an accident that robs her of her livelihood and emotional outlet. Tyler's mental turmoil warps his past as he struggles to come to terms with his guilt and inability to help Elena when she quietly slips into depression. Told with no dialogue or action button, Anamorphine’s narrative comes together through Tyler’s dream-like memories, contorting and bleeding into each other with his mental state. Will you confront the past and try to find a way to move on, or will you let it consume you?Content Advisory: Although the game features no combat or violence it does explore themes of mental health, depression, and loss. Featuring - A story-rich setting exploring an evolving relationship. - A surreal environment without text or language that changes in fantastic ways to represent the protagonist's inner feelings. - Combat-free gameplay! Take your time to uncover secrets and focus on the experience.

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Trailers

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Anamorphine Official Trailer

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Inside Anamorphine - Tyler's Struggle

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Anamorphine Story Teaser

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While Anamorphine's story is still worth seeing through, it's a shame that its shoddy optimization tries to actively thwart its touching message at every turn.

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Anamorphine has a lot of technical and performance problems, but the outlying narrative finds its way through, delivering a poignant, deep exploration into loss and depression. The game's performance issues can't be ignored, but Elena's story will stick with you for a long, long time.

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Anamorphine is a beautiful narrative similar to a movie.

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Anamorphine is a very unique walking simulator which explores very mature themes and has a very well presented intriguing story that successfully raises awareness of depression and the impact it can have on people's lives. Although Anamorphine's story is interesting, it ultimately fails to be a truly entertaining and fun experience due to the overwhelming amount of performance issues throughout. If you're looking for a new walking simulator to enjoy, we'd recommend hopping on your bike and cycling the other way.

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