Game news You are going to have the worst time of your life in this video game
Published on 03/19/2023 at 14:25
Do you like fictional dramas, family stories and French games in general? The Wreck deserves to be on your list.
There are some games that make you smile after a long day, others that manage to bring you a little tear… The Wreck will make you put your fate into perspective by offering you to live the nightmare of a young woman stuck in an absolutely terrible ultimatum. The player follows Juno, 36, who is clearly not experiencing the happiest days of her life. As if a failed career and a chaotic breakup weren’t enough, one day she receives a phone call from the emergency room telling her that her mother has just been admitted to the hospital in a very serious condition. Through you and the little clicks of your mouse, Juno will have to take on great responsibilities, but also relive very painful memories. Here is “a 3D visual novel on “real” themes”, the studio will describe on its official website, which address mourning, family relationships where communication is clearly undermined, and all the same a little hope, because it takes quite a bit.
The game’s purpose is well explained on the studio’s webpage: “At The Pixel Hunt, we’re committed to making games that stand out in the way they’re written and the stories they tell. So what can you expect from The Wreck? Well, we hope you enjoy the quality of the dialogue, bond with the characters, be shaken by heartbreaking revelations, and feel a lot of things.” Won, The Wreck delivers an intimate story, as gripping as a good French drama, and which gains in depth through relevant dialogues.
Your mouse is the only necessary accessory, the objective being technically to move the story forward or backward with left or right clicks to reveal new layers. A mechanic that you have to take the fold, but which is quickly tamed and which above all allows to energize in a nice way the genre of the visual novel which can sometimes be rigid; finally, it’s up to you to select the keywords of your choice so as to direct the story towards the angle that interests you the most. The adventure will occupy you about five hours, and also gratifies you with very good dubbing, although it can be surprising to listen to the characters chatting in English with a more or less pronounced French accent. If you feel like it and prefer to test before you buy, a demo of The Wreck is currently available on Steam.
Pixel Hunt, specialist in real life games
The experience is signed Pixel Hunt, a French studio accustomed to games with messages that mark: In 2017, it was released in collaboration with ARTE Bury me, my love, a WhatsApp experience accessible for a handful of euros (just over one euro on the Steam platform) which offered a rather overwhelming immersion in the skin of a Syrian migrant who every day kept his friend, embodied by the player, informed of his difficult progress. A very serious game, largely inspired by an article in Le Monde in which we truly follow the journey of young Dana between Syria and Germany through her text messages. In 2022, The Pixel Hunt then tackles the theme of the Far North with Inua – A Story in Ice and Time, a narrative adventure once again hatched by ARTE where the destinies of three protagonists intersect; the game won Apple’s Cultural Impact award as well as Best Screenplay at Google Play Best Of 2022. “Winning a ‘Cultural Impact Award’ or a ‘Best Screenplay’ award “, we’re not going to lie, it’s precious. To tell the truth, it’s even to shake up the video game a little in this area that The Pixel Hunt exists”, declared the studio about it.
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