The Uncertain: Light At The End – Game review

The Uncertain is a story-driven adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world. Humanity is history, and robots are now in their place. Playing as Emily, you solve puzzles and try to make sense of what is left of this sci-fi dystopia.

Pros

I enjoyed the point and click puzzle game nature of the game. I found a few of the puzzles required me to have to do some real thinking, especially the triangle puzzle.

The use of quick time events was also quite interesting and enjoyable. I will note that the first one caught me by surprise (I wasn’t aware they were even in the game)!

The voice acting for all the characters is strong, particularly for Emily, the protagonist. Her voice is animated and scene appropriate in all instances – kudos to her voice actor.

All that said, the game does give off an “indie” feel, and truth be told, it feels “unfinished”.

If the developers address a few of the issues brought up above, this game could become a very good game and worth paying full price for.

“…this game has cat pictures, lots of them. Awesome.”

Cons

Can not skip the credits. It is 2020, we should be allowed to do that now.

The facial animations are lacking. They tend to lack expressiveness and often feel mistimed (i.e. smiling before it makes sense). I don’t like to nitpick, but this was my experience.

Also, when you sit down at the computer the second time, it locks up the game. I thought maybe I just had some bad luck, but other steam members have remarked the same thing. I had to log out, close steam, and log back in to fix it. The game is somewhat buggy, a not good look for a game that is in full release (as opposed to early release).

All in all it feels like a disconnected series of puzzles with the plot being a secondary feature at best. I didn’t find myself invested in any of the characters or the storyline at any point of the game.

Score

DECENT

Enjoyable, but unfinished, point-and-click indie adventure game.

9/10

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