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The Unfinished Swan

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Overall 7
7.1

The Unfinished Swan

Defunct Games
28 October 2014
  • Summary: The Unfinished Swan hasn't changed much since its PlayStation 3 release, but don't let that keep you from experiencing this incredibly moving story. Unfortunately, many will find the game too easy and blow through the game in a couple or hours. Still, the game's narrative is strong enough to keep you engaged from beginning to end. Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Unfinished Swan PS3 Review

About.com
4 March 2013
  • Conclusion: The Unfinished Swan Image © Sony It may be a little blunt to say but I admire "The Unfinished Swan" a bit more than I actually enjoyed it. Although that admiration level is high enough to more than warrant a recommendation. Giant Sparrow may not have hit a home run but the creative swing for the fences needs to be encouraged if we want them to come up to bat again. Disclosure: A review copy was provided by the publisher.
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Overall 7
6.5
Looks 6
6.0

The Unfinished Swan

ablegamers.com
22 December 2012
  • Excerpt: As a child did you ever want to step into your favourite story book and explore the strange worlds locked within? To jump down the rabbit hole in to Alice's Wonderland, perhaps. Or to follow Jamie and Wordsworth down the helter skelter into Cuckoo Land. If so, then The Unfinished Swan is your ultimate in wish fulfilment; it allows the player to step into the pages of a whimsical children's story and into a world full of wonder and mystery.
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Splat!

GameCritics.com
12 December 2012
  • Conclusion: A talking hippo?
  • Pros: Ooh, a fish! Ooh, so not a fish!
  • Cons: Fumbling in the darkness of the forest.
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Overall 8
7.5

The Unfinished Swan

Destructoid
20 November 2012
  • Summary: The Unfinished Swan has come a long way since it was first revealed in 2008 as "that weird game where you chuck paint at white walls." It still is that weird game where you chuck paint at white walls, but there's a lot more to it than that. From a simple clever prototype to a more "artsy" adventure, The Unfinished Swan clearly hopes to stand tall next to other downloadable curiosities such as Flower and Journey . It comes damn close, too.
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Overall 6
6.0

Innovative and poetic game with an uplifting life message.

Common Sense Media
20 November 2012
  • Summary: Parents need to know that The Unfinished Swan is a first-person adventure without any combat, though players may occasionally be attacked by monsters in the dark that leave claw marks on the screen. Its story is about a boy coming to grips with the death of his mother by exploring one of her paintings.
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.8
Graphics 8
8.3
Sound 9
8.7
Control 8
8.2
Addiction 9
8.5

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
5 November 2012
  • Excerpt: for precisely what it is, or you will always be looking for something that doesn’t – and perhaps shouldn’t – exist. This intriguing, innovative adventure from Giant Sparrow is subtle to the point of minimalism, simple but not necessarily simplistic, and rewarding for those who often smile at unique, interesting approaches to interactive entertainment. Are you in the this group…? If you are, read on.
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HomeTechTell Review: The Unfinished Swan (PS3)

TechnologyTell
5 November 2012
  • Excerpt: For just over five years now, I’ve been madly in love with my PlayStation 3. Of course, with hardware being what it has been this console generation, I’m on my third machine (one bricking, replaced with a refurb, since sold to a friend for a whisper-quiet Slim model because I couldn’t handle the 747 engine in my living room anymore). In those five years, I’ve realized that Sony does some things really, really well with regards to the PS3.
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The Unfinished Swan

Cheat Happens
30 October 2012
  • Excerpt: It was just earlier this year when I was introduced to Giant Sparrow's The Unfinished Swan at E3. In the midst of the flashing lights and loud thumps of the dubstep, the game sat in an unassuming section of Sony's booth. I took a few minutes to play it while waiting for a bigger AAA game and it's designer to be available.
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The Unfinished Swan

NZGamer.com
23 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Is Giant Sparrow’s paint-a-rific debut worth checking out? We lob balls of paint around in an effort to..
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