Signs of the Sojourner

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

44%

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8 / 10.0
May 29, 2020

Signs of the Sojourner is clever and charming. While the game mechanics can put a dampener on the laid-back feeling of the game, you’ll probably be too engrossed in the touching story to care. In a time where everyone in the world is being forced apart, a game about making connections and appreciating what you have feels like the perfect antidote.

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6.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Signs of the Sojourner is one of the most cohesive narrative games I have ever played. The interplay between mechanics and storytelling is absolutely brilliant, which makes it a shame that it misses the mark in terms of actually being enjoyable to play. The inclusion of a frustrating "fatigue" mechanic is at odds with the general laid-back design approach to deckbuilding. There is something truly beautiful here that is worth experiencing, it's just a shame that the game seems to fight itself at every turn.

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6 / 10
May 19, 2020

Signs of the Sojourner has an excellent premise, an incredible soundtrack, and solid writing, but this jars with an often punishing and frustrating difficulty. All signs point towards this being a light-hearted narrative Indie, but the balance undermines that core identity, making it a struggle to fully enjoy.

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Unscored
May 15, 2020

I have, to borrow a metaphor, a lot of Fatigue cards in my deck some days.

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82 / 100
May 13, 2020

Signs of the Sojourner by Echo Night Games has my definite seal of approval to those looking for a fresh deckbuilding game. At the end of my first playthrough, it felt like I only scratched at the surface of the game. With multiple endings and a variety of decks to try out, this is a title I’m looking forward to diving into once again.

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9 / 10
May 13, 2020

Signs of the Sojourner turns deck-building into a chance at growth.

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6.5 / 10.0
May 22, 2020

Despite all its gameplay issues, Signs of the Sojourner remains an entertaining title that you can experience time and again; each time encountering new things. Playing this game can distance you from AAA titles for a while, and will bring you a fresh experience

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No Recommendation / Blank
May 13, 2020

Had Signs of the Sojourner allowed the player to fail without having the door slammed in their face, it would be easier to forgive some of the flatness present in its card system or the brevity of its script. But by framing conversations as games to be won without anticipating how often they’d be lost, huge chunks of the game become sequences of frustrating nonsequiturs.

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6 / 10
May 13, 2020

There’s a lot to love here, but I don’t think the main mechanic works very well. Which is sad, because I wish it did. I want to love it, but ultimately I just found it frustrating, and watching the credits roll felt like a compromise. So be fairly warned before giving it a shot.

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8.2 / 10.0
May 14, 2020

Signs of the Sojourner is a very good amalgamation of Deck-buildings, Rogue-likes, Visual Novels and even Tetris and the Whole thing works beautifully. It really forces you to make hard decisions about how you move your story forward and to understand the whole thing, you need maybe a dozen of playthroughs.

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