The Spectrum Retreat
  • The Spectrum Retreat

  • Playstation 4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Published by Ripstone
  • Developed by Dan Smith Studios
  • French release: Available
FIRST 10 MINUTES | PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch Monday, July 9, 2018 | 12:00 PM
Our videos of The Spectrum Retreat

After the success of the Portal series, we've seen many first person puzzlers, but they have been a bit less present in the past few years. The Spectrum Retreat is about to change that, thanks to young developer Dan Smith, who won the BAFTA Young Game Designers Award (YGD) 2016 for the prototype of the game. He was only 18 then but it is now a full game. After beating it once, we recorded the first 30 minutes, but you should know it took us about 7 hours to complete it the first time. As you'll see, the game mixes narration and color-coded puzzles, but what you won't be able to see in our 3 videos is that Dan Smith keeps adding small new mechanics up until the end. It keeps it fresh, and though the puzzles aren't incredibly challenging for the most part, we've really enjoyed our time on the game. To us, the main shortcoming is maybe that too much of the plot is given away before the end, which means we weren't surprised by the conclusion. It' s a bit of a shame ,as the premises were just enough cryptic to make us intrigued, but it is not a game breaker by any means.


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    nostradamus start chanting this motto that is advice for life: [url] (1 Hour ago)
  • nostradamus
    nostradamus why are you mad? You pay what you paid, wich is day one full price and reap the dividends. play first, but poor. How much doesn't matter. (1 Hour ago)
  • jmd749
    jmd749 @KORNdog: I paid £35 on PSN, they raised the price after launch because when NXGamer reviewed it he said he paid £25 like you did, the bastards. :( (5 Hours ago)
  • nostradamus
    nostradamus hard mode in Dad of War is pretty fun. (12 Hours ago)
  • Melmoth
    Melmoth @docLEXfisti: Nice. Pimpin' with ambilight :D. What did you upgrade from? (14 Hours ago)
  • KORNdog
    KORNdog @jmd749: how much did you pay? I got it for £25 day of release? I can live with a £5 reduction after a month. (17 Hours ago)
  • jmd749
    jmd749 But I defo don't regret the time i've had it with it so far. :P I guess now's a good time for those that were on the fence to get it, Almost finished Plat'n it. :) (17 Hours ago)
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