Someday You'll Return Reviews
A rare modern adventure game where you not only follow the story but, you know, actually play it. But it definitely needs some polishing.
Review in Russian | Read full review
There is an interesting story in Someday You'll Return and a potion-crafting system that works suitably well, but players must endure an overlong adventure through a confusing forest with questionable puzzles, bad stealth, and too many clunky mechanics.
Someday You'll Return is neither on par with top quality horror games, nor can compete with other indie titles in the past few years.
Review in Persian | Read full review
A trip that’ll thoroughly test your patience.
Someday You’ll Return does some things well. It is a great psychological horror game with cool new platforming gameplay and a detailed crafting system. It also looks amazing! It is just a shame, then, that the story is as uninspired as it is, with voice acting that pulls you out of the immersion quickly. It has a lot of potential, but I would not call it a must-have just yet.
That the horror genre has been regenerating in recent years thanks to independent developments, is a proven fact. With Someday You'll Return we have a proposal with well-known facets, paying homage to classics and recent games, in a five-year period of development by very few hands, and with an appearance inappropriate for such modest means. Lights and shadows in a highly recommended game, with edges, and with a bulky length for another adventure of search, exterior and interior exploration, and perhaps, redemption.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
The game offers a lot. Whether it's wandering through the woods, solving puzzles, sneaking in on enemies or walking through places where the atmosphere could literally be cut. Some passages are a little weaker, lengthy and even annoying at times. But the overall experience of the game is really exceptional and if you sometimes go in a different direction than the game requires, the end of the game can reveal much more to you…
Review in Czech | Read full review
Patient horror lovers with a taste for eastern European nature might find something enjoyable here. Otherwise, look elsewhere for your adrenaline-pumping kicks.
Did I enjoy Someday You’ll Return and is it worth the money? Yes, understatement of the year. It has a few problems, but that doesn’t stop it from being a pretty great and enjoyable game.
Despite my initial reservations about Daniel as a protagonist and the narrative voice of the game, Someday You’ll Return is a fantastic psychological horror with enough extra gameplay features to keep it entertaining.
Someday You’ll Return overreliance on guilt instead of the already established myths about the region – and frequently referenced – but also makes it a lesser, more predictable game. It’s an indie game trying to stand the shoulders of giants. But as it often happens. The “AAA” industry might provide great visuals but lacks creativity.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Someday You'll Return threatens to become a horror favourite before mundane stealth sections and repetitive puzzling that can't support the weight of CBE's narrative ambitions bring it crashing down.
Someday You'll Return would be a better game if it was a tad shorter, as ideas that seem exciting at first fall into the pit of repetition the longer the game drags. however, despite this, there is an engaging story and some clever puzzles that accompany the player along their experience.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Someday You’ll Return is a great 6 hour game stuffed into an over-sized 15 hour package. On the plus side, the story is certainly gripping, the graphics look great and the sound design is some of the best in any video-game this year. Frustratingly, what begins as a really interesting and hellish dive into an adventurous mystery with horror elements quickly becomes bloated and bogged down, throwing in far too many unnecessary stealth sections and obfuscated puzzles.
Someday You'll Return failed to escape the shadow of its own genre, but on a whole, it's a quality adventure game set in an attractive Central European setting.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Almost as quickly as it starts to get good, this genre-spanning indie horror drops the ball by tossing its best ideas out the window and overstaying its welcome
There are some problems with the pacing, especially when you get lost in the forest or stuck on a puzzle, but the story is so compelling you’ll have to see it through to the end. It’s one of those games that sticks with you long after it’s over. The way the story unfolds and is presented to you is brilliant.
Someday You’ll Return is much more than a psychological horror game, it’s an immersive adventure which you’ll never forget. Although initially looking for your daughter, you’ll soon find yourself helping others and discovering secrets about yourself and the past, things which you forgot a long time ago. Despite my lack of interest in being chased and performing stealth mechanics, the ones within this game weren’t too bad, being rather forgiving and easy to complete after a few tries. It’s a beautiful digital trip to real-life locations, enhanced with fantastical and horrific events which will scare and disturb you.