Close to the Sun

Wired Productions, Storm in a Teacup

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
64
Top Critic Average
23%
Critics Recommend
Based on 45 critic reviews
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Close to the Sun

Rating Summary

Based on 45 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

23%

Critics Recommend

Based on 45 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCMay 2, 2019

Developer: Storm in a Teacup

Publisher: Wired Productions

It’s 1897. Deep in international waters, the Helios stands still. Dark clouds loom overhead as unforgiving waves crash against the hull. Colossal effigies of gold, decorated with magnificent finery, stretch as far as the eye can see. Born of Nikola Tesla’s vision, the Helios serves as a haven for the greatest scientific minds. An unbound utopia for research, independent from state and isolated from the gaze of society. Free to push the boundaries of matter and time. Journalist Rose Archer steps aboard the Helios in search of her sister Ada. She quickly discovers not all is as it seems. Grand halls stand empty. The stench of rotting flesh lingers in the air. Silence. A single word is painted across the entrance… QUARANTINE Gameplay First-person horror adventure where surviving is everything Problem-solving in order to progress the story: just what happened on board Tesla’s ship? Danger aplenty as Rose pieces together just what happened, having no real means to defend herself Teamwork with an ally who helps Rose navigate her way through the ship’s artistic halls Nerve inducing exploration – defenseless and weaponless, the keys to Rose’s survival are running, hiding, and quick thinking

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Close to the Sun is a harrowing and thoughtfully designed first-person exploration adventure that shows a twisted world in which Nikola Tesla's ideas came to life.

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
6 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Close to the Sun manages to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The early parts of the game establish a genuinely interesting narrative and world before the later parts throw most of this away in favour of repetitive and dull chase sequences. The narrative remains interesting enough to keep you playing and there's some strong character development, but the ending comes as a relief rather than a reward. It isn't a disaster but it is a missed opportunity.

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With interesting setting and characters, Close to the Sun starts as a piece of art, but it doesn't keep its premises due to hurried pacing and a bit superficial evolution of the story. Non trivial jumpscares and a good direction make this short game really a missed opportunity and only a decent horror adventure.

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An interesting premisal that becomes less and less interesting while you advanced in this 4-5 hours horror adventure, that doesn't excels at anything.

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