Review: Alone With You

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In Alone With You, you play as a faceless space explorer attempting to make sense of a dying colony on an unstable planet. Since you only have enough resources for one month, you must obtain artifacts left behind by the deceased scientists, using the information and speaking to their holograms in order to survive. The interstellar narrative works on many levels, and is both accessible and substantial enough to appeal to anyone.

However, developer Benjamin Rivers’ story-first approach results in some unfortunate sacrifices. The game is a glorified walking-simulator that disposes of many common video game tropes, unnecessarily blurring what is expected of the medium. Ultimately, the lack of content and uninspired gameplay make Alone With You a concept that exceeds the final product.

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