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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked The Past Within 19 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 weeks ago.
This teamwork makes it an unusual experience as much about communication as pure puzzle solving. Each of you have clues that you must combine and discuss to find the solutions. Play involves observing the world and communicating what you see around you to help one another progress.
The game is played in the Rusty Lake universe. Inspired by the humour and uneasiness of David Lynch's TV series Twin Peaks it aims to add something new to the point-and-click genre by creating a lot of suspense and atmosphere in an "escape room" style. It has interesting and strange connections with each other and every instalment revealing more about the Rusty Lake mystery.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.
12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need good skills of observation and the ability to communicate accurately. Older children will enjoy this and it's a good game to play with experts and novices. Because you need the information on both screens, this doesn't work with really young kids.
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Release Date: 02/11/2022, updated in 2022
Price: 33% off
Out Now: Android, PC, Switch and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Players: 2 (2 online)
Components: 2D Side-On
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