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Hindsight (2022) is a narrative point-and-click game where you revisit the past by finding objects that trigger memories. Play involves exploring each scene, locating objects and listening to the story as you move the camera to look within what you've found and be drawn into the memory it represents. It is a straightforward game that innovates with its onion-layered approach to memory, but really stands out for the calm, moving interactions and the chance to eavesdrop on the complexity of a woman wrestling with her mother and their shared Japanese heritage.

Play involves moving around a world from one still-frame snapshot to the next. As you tap or click on characters to make these connections, you are told a story about a daughter and a mother. In each scene are objects from their memories and as you shift your viewpoint you can find just the right perspective to see another scene within them that pulls you in to revisit the past. Revisit her childhood home, sort through personal belongings, and step through windows to memories frozen in time.

As you move around each memory, you journey through the daughter's life, from birth to childhood, adolescence up to the present day, as she tries to make sense of things after the death of her mother. Finding more objects with sentimental memories attached enables you to go deeper into the past. And then, at the end of each chapter, you are asked to keep just one of the objects you find with you.

The result is a game some may find too simple or slow. But the temptation to dismiss this too easily belies its deft ability to get to the heart of family relationships with long-forgotten memories and dreams that cascade into one another.

Linger as long as you wish, but sooner or later you must come back to the present. What will you take with you? And what will you leave behind?"

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Hindsight 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 12 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Point-and-Click game with Adventure, Communication and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 3 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

The game includes themes of parents dying, trauma while swimming, a child burning a hand on a kettle. The nature of the story means that it uncovers the difficult emotions between parents and children.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. It's a simple game to play, as long as you can look around the world and find flashing objects you can enjoy the game.

CostsCosts

Hindsight usually costs £11.99 to £12.99.
 

Hindsight

Switch Store Switch £11.99
Steam Store PC £11.99
Steam Store Mac £11.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £12.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £12.99

Hindsight

XBox Store Xbox X|S £12.49
XBox Store Xbox One £12.49
XBox Store PC £12.49
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 04/08/2022

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Point-and-Click (Adventure, Communication and Traversal)

Accessibility: 21 features

Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made

Developer: Mc D Joel (@McDJoel)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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