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>observer_ review

The Good:
  • Incredibly detailed and claustrophobic environments
  • Wild and unpredictable “dream” sequences
  • Harsh and impactful sound design
  • Puzzles are generally simple but highly varied
  • Bizarre apartment occupants make for short but memorable encounters
The Bad:
  • Voice acting is very inconsistent (Rutger Hauer especially seems uninvested)
  • No notification when you’ve fully investigated a crime scene
  • Story never really breaks beyond well-worn cyberpunk tropes
  • Occasional stealth sequences are frustrating
Observer review
Observer review
The Good:
  • Incredibly detailed and claustrophobic environments
  • Wild and unpredictable “dream” sequences
  • Harsh and impactful sound design
  • Puzzles are generally simple but highly varied
  • Bizarre apartment occupants make for short but memorable encounters
The Bad:
  • Voice acting is very inconsistent (Rutger Hauer especially seems uninvested)
  • No notification when you’ve fully investigated a crime scene
  • Story never really breaks beyond well-worn cyberpunk tropes
  • Occasional stealth sequences are frustrating
Our Verdict:

Bloober Team’s >observer_ marries cyberpunk and body horror tropes into an intense, disturbing sensory feast, for the most part successfully.

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What our readers think of >observer_


Posted by laexploradora on May 2, 2019

A satisfying dissapointment.


Observer is a great cyberpunk quest/walking game. And this is it. There is not great enemies, nor great gameplay challenge. Of course, it is interesting and addictive to collect details about the environment you're in, but nothing more, nothing less. It...

Posted by Overmann.ita on Nov 21, 2017

A disappointing and shallow experience


I've found this game to be overly pretentious, while in the end it revelead itself to be just the latest "abstract walking simulator" with some good ideas here and there. The dystopic settings so well represented in marketing material are very rare, instead...

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