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Actual Sunlight

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Available on:Nintendo SwitchJan 28, 2020
PlayStation VitaAug 11, 2015
PCApr 3, 2014

Developer: WZOGI

Genre: Adventure

“I know what you’re thinking: Why keep getting up, day in and day out, even though your life is going nowhere?” Notorious: Widely considered to be one of the bleakest and best-written experiences in indie gaming, Actual Sunlight challenges you to confront the life of Evan Winter: An overweight, lonely and severely depressed young professional. Fear the words, not the reading: Presented almost entirely in text, a mixture of sharp observation and pitch black humor captures your interest from provocative beginning to shattering conclusion. Prepare yourself: Actual Sunlight is a uniquely unforgettable adventure that will etch itself into you as one of the most difficult, haunting and beautiful experiences you have ever had as a gamer.

Actual Sunlight Reviews

I get that this is more like an interactive story than an actual game. But I'd like some more interaction and less story. The reality of Evans's life is just a little too close to home for me, but this would be a good learning experience for someone trying to understand depression and other mental health issues.

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Certainly not for everyone and absolutely not your typical game, Actual Sunlight provides a deeply emotional and occasionally difficult narrative to wade through on a dreary afternoon.

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Actual Sunlight is a story worth experiencing, even if the format chosen to tell this tale is a little rough around the edges.

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Not a title for the faint-hearted or for anyone who may already be depressed. However, if you're looking for an experience that will yield an understanding of those who suffer from debilitating depression -- and that is a worthy goal -- then Actual Sunlight may be the right choice.

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