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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Once Again (2022) is a narrative game where you uncover a story about endings and goodbyes through photography. While other visual novels offer a branching story, here the focus is on triggering events with novel interactions like developing photos and taking pictures. It stands out for offering a story about memory and loss that unfolds at the pace you are comfortable with.

You play by flipping through virtual pages and reading the story before being given a simple action to complete to progress. For example, putting a picture into focus, choosing a roll of film for a photograph, or developing a picture in a dark room. These actions are not meant to be complicated, instead adding satisfying interactivity to the story.

As you progress, you piece together more of what happened, who "she" is, and what the future may bring. The game never gets difficult, instead enabling you to become emotionally invested in the story as it develops without worrying about tricky gameplay.

This results in a tender and contemplative game about enjoying the time you have with loved ones, as well as learning to say goodbye.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Once Again 5 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative game with Adventure elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 1 and a half hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Use of alcohol/tobacco.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Use of Tobacco.
Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References.

Skill Level

13+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Some of the themes covered in the game may be too mature for younger players, but players of all skill levels can play this game.

CostsCosts

Once Again usually costs £3.39.
 

Once Again

Steam Store PC £3.39
Steam Store Mac £3.39
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
On iOS or Android, the upfront price is to buy the first section of the game, but there is an in-app purchase to unlock all chapters. On Steam, the upfront price is to unlock the full game. 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 03/10/2022, updated in 2023

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative and Adventure

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Text

Developer: RB Wolf Games 1 (@RBWolfGames1)


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