??????? (Pripyat)
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??????? (Pripyat)

by ludi magistrum


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About the Story

Through the abandoned wild, the river still flows, the buildings still stand, and the reactors a reminder to the day of darkness that breached the two worlds through the veil. The Meltdown of the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant.

Music in use, first game, hope you enjoy.

Game Details

First Publication Date: July 15, 2013
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: quest
IFID: 7CC828BC-7F06-4570-A3C2-652B34A76EAE
TUID: ijnc3qs0vcb0q5sx


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Skeleton, July 17, 2013
by Sam Kabo Ashwell (Seattle)

It's not hard to discern the game that this wants to be: a setting-focused, slow-recovery-from-amnesia, evil-science-secrets-uncovered, atmospheric-horror piece akin to Babel, drawing on a potent setting: the ruins of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl and its sequels have explored very similar territory, albeit with more guns.

Pripyat has some bells and whistles - music, a scattering of graphics - but the game itself reads like the rough outline of a parser IF game, rather than a complete implementation of a choice-based one. The protagonist's actions are all adventure-game standards: examining scenery, reading diary pages, collecting inventory items and using them on things.

It's very short: every possible action is a key plot-coupon action, except for one that instantly kills you. Horror, and especially this kind of setting-reliant piecing-together-the-fragments horror, needs a slow build to be effective. The impatient pace means that setting and atmospherics -- which would seem like strengths of the premise -- get neglected. And the speed of plot delivery means that a perfectly serviceable plot ends up feeling facile.

So there are some sound instincts here, but a great deal more work needs to be done.

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