Sea of Solitude

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IGN

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2019

Sea of Solitude gives you a beautiful world and an intriguing story but the gameplay fails to evolve enough to make this a compelling adventure.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Jul 10, 2019

A brief, frequently beautiful meditation on mental illness that can be overly blunt in its messaging.

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64 / 100
Jul 12, 2019

Sea of Solitude is a gorgeous adventure that knows its way around mental illness, but doesn't make great use of the medium to tell its story.

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6 / 10
Jul 9, 2019

A thoughtful exploration of the monsters people can unwittingly become, although it often struggles to offer a compelling gameplay experience.

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Easy Allies
Bradley Ellis

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2019
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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2019

Sea of Solitude provides an insightful look at mental health and its characters evolve in meaningful ways

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7 / 10
Jul 5, 2019

Sea of Solitude tells a poignant story about loneliness that's only let down by its tedious gameplay.

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Unscored
Jul 5, 2019

For me, the story worked best when it wasn’t so loud and so blunt.

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Jul 5, 2019

Not even striking art direction and sincere storytelling can save the unfortunate nature of Sea of Solitude. Marred by dull action and, at worst, frustrating sequences, Sea of Solitude ends up feeling like twice the length of its runtime. Those monsters and that world sure are gorgeous though.

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Jul 11, 2019

Addressing more personal mental issues is novel in gaming and that much is admirable but trying isn’t always enough. Storytelling matters as much as — if not more than — the story you’re trying to tell and the game’s clumsy script and amateurish performances demonstrate how one side can spoil the other.

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