How young was your child when they first played this?
How does your child play this? Alone, with friends, with family? How did they discover it and what kept them coming back for more?
To verify your input please enter your email to create an account.
Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Season: A Letter to the Future 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 8 days ago.
In the game, you explore the world on your bicycle and document what you find with photographs, sound recordings and drawings. At any point, you can hop off your bike to capture different things; sound, music, art and architecture, voices of old people, vanishing religious practices, and the traces of seasons long past. As you do you peel back the layers of this mystery until you’re able to grasp the culture, history, and ecology underneath everything.
Your goal is to find as much of the world as you can, to protect these treasures from being forgotten. It's a quest where you discover a new world and different societies. As you meet and interact with people you create a unique story.
What you choose to do, what you choose to record, and what you come to understand about this unique universe evolve as you explore. You can't help everyone and must make choices about what and who you spend time recording and helping. This impacts not only the world but also how the adventure ends for you.
On PlayStation 5 the DualSense controller is used for immersion. Adaptive triggers are used to pedal your bicycle, the resistance will vary depending on your speed and the steepness of the road. You feel the texture of the ground change as you cycle over different terrain, using the DualSense wireless controller’s haptic feedback.
It's a game about prayer and memory and being held up by our ancestors. Through this, it questions the myth of progress. Collecting items for the time capsule in a world with limited time highlights the importance of holding onto what we have created. We chart the heights of society, but also how fragile and transitory culture is in the scheme of things.
The game is never graphic but characters do talk about losing people including parents. There's a general refugee theme as those living in the valley are being forced to leave and choose the few belongings to take with them. There are also people who have been put to sleep and are now lying prone in a car park which is unsettling. The background narrative includes a war with child soldiers that people talk about. "It's the hardest thing. They were just boys and they killed my family."
9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although you could get around the game as a younger player, you need substantial perseverance to dig into the different locations and piece together what is happening. It's a slow game that you need patience and inquisitiveness to enjoy.
Here are our hand-picked short list of similar games; the perfect thing to play next if you enjoyed Season: A Letter to the Future. We also have a long list of games similar to Season: A Letter to the Future.
Our experts have hand-picked the following board games that offer a similar experience or theme to Season: A Letter to the Future.