7 Years From Now
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|8/10, based on 1 review
|9.0/10 - 2 votes
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|Action Adventure Games, Action Games, Best Indie Games, Pixel Art Games
I can already tell you that 7 Years From Now is an amazing game and that its appearance on Steam is one of the most awesome things to happen in 2021. How do I know the game is so good? Well, this was actually released a couple of years back as a mobile game and I would argue that it has one of the best (if not the best) story of any mobile game that I have had the pleasure to play through. Having the ability to play this on my PC instead of my phone is something I have been excited about since this was announced.
Memories Lost In The Darkness
Ok, so I am going to be very, very careful about what I say here in regards to the story that 7 Years From Now is telling. The reason for this is that the story is the main thing this game has going on for it and you are best just knowing the basics and it truly is an emotional rollercoaster and you will be so determined to get through to the end to see how it all plays out.
The basics of the story are that we play as a guy called, Haruto. Haruto has no memory of the past seven years. This leads him to a hospital that he knows he was at seven years ago and there he has a memory of a girl that he had an interaction with, but that is all he can remember. The story is about him trying to find this girl and his lost memories. There are more spooky and sinister events going on than you would think and by the time the credits roll, your mind will be blown.
The presentation of 7 Years From Now is very interesting and catches your attention. At a glance, the game gives you the impression that it is all cute and for kiddies as it does have a kind of Minecraft thing going on as everything is blocky. I like this design and despite the simplicity of it, you still develop a very strong connection to the characters and the story that unfolds.
The sound design in the game is also very good. It fits the story perfectly and I am very impressed with the score that the game has. There is no voice acting in the game and if I am honest, with this PC release I do kind of wish that had been one of the upgrades that they made to the game.
Clicking Through Your Past
In terms of the gameplay, 7 Years From Now is probably as close to being a visual novel without actually being one that you can get. The mobile version had you clicking around the screen to move your character to different spots where you can interact with people, objects, and so on and here you will just be using the mouse although the Steam page does list controller support.
You basically are playing through the story and watching the events unfold. There is a little bit of brainwork here in terms of doing certain things to move the story forward so it does keep you on your toes in that regard.
If you like story-driven video games then you have to 100 percent take a closer look at 7 Years From Now. The fact that we can now play this game on our computer instead of on a phone or tablet is awesome. The story is one of the best that you will experience this year, that is something I promise you!
- The story is truly amazing
- You will encounter some fantastic characters
- I liked the way you go back into your memories
- You will not want to stop playing until you get to the end
- If story-driven games are not your jam, this is not for you
- I do wish that they added some voice acting for this new version