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A Story About My Uncle
8.4 out of 10

A Story About My Uncle

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Scale Fail

GameCritics.com
13 August 2014
  • Conclusion: We can't give this main character a name?
  • Pros: Jumping from windmill to windmill in Star Haven.
  • Cons: Crossing a room full of floating blocks, then immediately turning around and crossing the same room of falling blocks.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Story About My Uncle Review (PC)

Softpedia
25 June 2014
  • Conclusion: A Story About My Uncle unfortunately tells no story and is simply content to regale you with the incentive to play Spider-Man with rocket boots. It pulls it off pretty well and offers some genuinely interesting moments of gameplay but also a lot of frustrating ones, where you fail to land on your target by what seems like very, very little, time and time again.
  • Pros: + beautiful visuals, + fluid movement, + exciting mechanics, + replayability, + no combat
  • Cons: - disappointing story, - very short, - not much to do except jump around and swing, - no combat
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Overall 7
6.5

Grapple-mode Activated!

Game Debate
14 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm a child at heart, really. The world we live in holds endless wonder to discover, which I try to do every day. I love bickering with my younger brother as if we were 10 and 8 years old again, and I fondly look back on my Lego days. Even though it's also with pain in my heart, realizing I'm looking back at a chapter which I will never get to experience a second time.
  • Pros: Original setting and story, Melancholic atmosphere, Fun gameplay
  • Cons: Really short, Childish at times
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Overall 8
8.0

A Story About My Uncle

Strategy Informer
8 June 2014
  • Conclusion: Unfortunately, the last quarter of A Story About My Uncle does become a little too repetitive, and slightly overly obscure grapple set pieces require blind luck more often than skill. That said, this is still a great adventure - one which will return you to childhood fantasy, and one which will far from get your goat.
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Overall 8
7.8

A Story About My Uncle review

PCGamer Online
4 June 2014
  • Conclusion: Fast, fluid and fun first-person platforming tied together with a warm narrative. Pace slows near the end, though.
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Overall 8
7.8

High-Flying Pleasant Platforming

Game Informer
3 June 2014
  • Conclusion: Concept: Explore a fantasy world with the help of leaping suit and grappling hook Graphics: Impressive landscapes and art direction, even inside of stifling caves Sound: None of the music stands out as being particularly memorable, but the cues and swells accentuate the exploration nicely Playability: Accuracy is required for many of the leaping puzzles and it works well.
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Overall 9
9.0

Video Review: A Story About My Uncle [PC]

push-start.co.uk
4 June 2014
  • Excerpt: A Story About My Uncle is a first person adventure from Gone North Games which has elements of exploration, platforming and a heavy narrative focus. Unlike a large amount of first-person-adventure games in recent years, A Story About My Uncle is not a straight forward walking-simulator that crams the story down your throat without giving you any room to breathe, in fact it’s quite the opposite.
  • Pros: + Movement system is incredibly fun and well-polished.
  • Cons: - Rocket boots feel “thrown in”.
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A Story About My Uncle review

3 News
30 May 2014
  • Conclusion: It's worth keeping in mind that this is a debut title made by a development team of nine people. It's a solid effort and a strong start, and that's definitely worth celebrating. It just probably isn't worth your money.
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Обзор A Story About My Uncle

vrgames
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: Давно ли вы играли в инди-проект? Вчера? Сегодня? Час наз… аа, сейчас играете. Тогда у меня для вас хорошая новость: есть новая, вы не поверите, инди-игра, которая затянет вас на несколько часов. Игра про гравикостюм, первая и бесплатная версия которой появилась аж в 2012 году. Шведские разработчики смогли заинтересовать необычным названием, и, признаюсь честно, оно было главной причиной обратить внимание на эту игру.
  • Pros: Гравитация, Захватывающие виды, «Ууууиииии!»
  • Cons: Невнятная история, Неубедительный дубляж, Непонятный дизайн некоторых локаций
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Overall 6
6.0

A Story About My Uncle

Everyeye Network
16 August 2014
  • Summary: Il titolo di Gone North Games parte molto bene e si conclude con un finale aperto davvero gradevole. Quello che purtroppo non funziona sta nel mezzo. Nonostante il soggetto e le ottime idee di contorno infatti, la narrazione risulta scialba e priva di mordente; a questo si aggiunge un gameplay ripetitivo e sporcato da evidenti problemi di level design.
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