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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Heaven's Vault 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
Like real archaeology, you need multiple runs through the game to fully decipher the language and the artifices you discover. Revisiting in this way, after completing the game, sheds new light on the importance and meaning of what you discover while exploring.
It’s a unique and meticulous mystery-solving experience, worth playing not only for a branching story and interactive puzzles, but in how much it trusts and empowers the player to follow (unless they get side-tracked) the complex and mature narrative.
There is also a two-part novel series penned by the game's narrative designer, Jon Ingold. This novelization retells the game's narrative, delving more broadly into the mysteries of the Nebula and more deeply into the backstories of protagonist Aliya Elasra and her robot companion, Six. Each book is about 300 pages and available in hard or soft cover.
You can access a Story+ mode after you have finished the game once. This enables all Ancient language translated to be carried over to the new game which can lead to new parts of the story and lore being discovered.
Release Date: 16/04/2019
Price: 50% off
Out Now: PC, PS4 and Switch
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Accessibility: 20 features
Components: 3D Third-Person
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