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Rain of Reflections: Chapter 1

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

38%

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General Information

Available on:PCOct 4, 2019

Developer: Lionbite Games

Genres: Adventure, Strategy

Rain of Reflections is an atmospheric, dystopian adventure game. Its turn-based strategic confrontations are uniquely centered around a motivation mechanic. Every move and choice made by the player is permanent and will have consequences on the world and its characters. The introductory chapter – “Set Free” – centers around Wilona, a scientist working towards a solution to our future world's sudden infertility. As she starts doubting the morality of the experiments, she decides to free the live subject – the lastborn child – from captivity. This will prove difficult, as powerful forces try to stop her. Actively choose every single line spoken by the protagonist, to convince, defuse or outsmart a variety of strong-willed, multifaceted characters in fully voice acted dialogues. Explore richly varied environments ranging from the sophisticated upper class Stem, to the flooded slums of the Trench, the twisted Temple, the heavily guarded Waste Plant and the coldly clinical Labs. Engage in a turn-based strategy system with a range of tactical options where you seamlessly can choose to move stealthily, speak or open fire with precise, calculated shots causing environmental destruction and affecting the enemy's motivation. Breach computer systems, crack locks and eavesdrop on radio frequencies through a variety of hacking puzzles. Choose how you play – point and click your character to where you want them to go using a mouse, or gain direct control of their movement with a gamepad. Contemplate every choice in a system that halts to await your every input, but make sure you tread lightly – once a choice is made, its consequences will be definitive and may affect characters living or dying and even the very outcome of the story...

Rain of Reflections: Chapter 1 Reviews

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Rain of Reflection: Chapter 1 has a winning formula of narrative and gameplay that, despite not being a traditional pairing, form an excellent symbiosis. The systems will all be familiar to fans of interactive storytelling games and XCOM-likes, but they've all been implemented so cleanly that they feel fresh. The only real negative is its short runtime, which leaves you wishing the developers had waited to release the entire game at once.

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Right now, I can’t fully recommend this game as it stands, unless you’re really into hacking mini-games.

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Rain of Reflections: Episode 1 isn’t perfect, but kicks off what seems like a strong story, offering a tantalising taste of things to come with a mood-setting soundtrack that I’d happily listen to on its own.

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Rain of Reflections: Chapter 1 engages us in successful gameplay by mixing up adventure and turn-based strategy genres. However, the vague story and the poor characterization prevent it from being a quite memorable experience

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