4th April 2016, 09:07 PM
Adr1ft PC Review
A beautiful and isolating depiction of being stranded in orbit.
Adr1ft is a beautiful recreation of floating through the terrifying and lonely vacuum of space in a bulky, near-future spacesuit. This journey through a thoroughly destroyed space station has some moments of serenity and beauty, especially when looking down on the Earth below. But it struggles to build a game around its simulation, and soon becomes as directionless as its name suggests.
The opening is a huge missed opportunity. When you complete the training tutorial, Adr1ft begins by having the main character wake up as the sole survivor of a disaster that destroyed her space station, and that left me feeling felt cheated. Not only do we not get to see an elaborate destruction scene like the one that most likely inspired this game in the movie Gravity, we donít get much of an idea of what this enormous station looked like intact. Itís understandable that developer Three One Zero isnít made of money, but this is a case of a cut corner that hurts: an implied spectacular event just isnít effective.
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