Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Sea of Solitude 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Rich Adams and updated 7 months ago.
While you do this, you encounter the audible inner dialogue of your character that tells a story of quarrelling parents, the emotional isolation of a friend and the terrible experiences of her brother being bullied.
The game world mirrors each of these traumas with metaphorical creatures and obstacles to overcome. "All you care about is yourself, that's why you will fail," states the trailer, clearly signposting that this is how you don't fail. But still, while the game can be overly literal at times and resolve longstanding issues relatively quickly, the deft combination of interaction, emotion and challenge creates a unique space to step inside these challenges and character failings. Through this you can, to some extent, share the experience of what it feels like to be affected by loneliness, bullying, toxic relationships, depression and a troubling past.
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