Reviews

Forgotten Passages

Forgotten Passages is a Unity engine powered walking simulator made by a solo developer. There are 100 small levels, or better put – passages, in which you need to collect feathers to open the portal to the next passage. The game is short, as it takes you about an hour to clear all the passages. w̴̯̯̃͊y̸͎̓̀J̶̳͑͂r̸̦̾͘4̵̨̟́Â̸̗͍̋d̷̖̈́̒ṇ̵̛/̴̖͒K̶̮̔&̷̬͌S̵̞͖̅̍/̶̺̣̿P̸̗͇̑s̷͉͙̓=̵̹̜̾͛Ẑ̸͍̲Ď̵̈́͜#̴̩̀͂m̸̛͍̊o̸̖̜̐D̴͈̓I̸̘̽p̵̬̂̀N̸͇̈́W̴͓̭̐4̶͍̣́̄Y̶͖̙͆̀U̸͚̮͛E̴͓͘͠Ḯ̵̗̀F̷͚͗͑6̵̪̾͘y̴̤̋w̵̯̖͗)̷̣̹̉A̵͓̋͗q̷̉͛ͅP̶̬̍͒ò̸͍ḯ̸̢k̵͎̱͐D̶̙̠̑8̶͍̫̋ẕ̵͋͘ͅr̷͎̈4̵̼̥̆l̸͓͕̉Ȇ̴̞̓¨̸̜̻͗͘ There is not much more to say, the gameplay is simple as it is just walking, you can play the game with a keyboard or a gamepad, whichever you prefer.

There is no replay value in Forgotten Passages whatsoever, and the game gets tedious and boring already on your first playthrough. The character moves pretty slowly and there sadly is no sprint button or anything similar. v̸̛̙̆Z̸̢̖͂͝j̵̬̓̒7̶̖̽m̸̳̌6̷̢̾͐͜/̷̪̠̌d̵͈̈́C̵̳̟̈́͒t̸̖͚̄u̷̺̱͆́â̸̭f̸̨́!̷̡̈́”̸͖͛̿Z̵̡͑P̴̯͉̀í̵͙͝$̶̘͇̀͝Ị̴̐ọ̵͖̀̑X̵̗̺̚c̶̿͑͜Ę̵͇̃͘4̵͙̇͑ You just walk, collect feathers and wait for the portal to appear.

The developer 26PM describes it as a “zen like experience designed to be played in a dark room with headphones”, but there is nothing zen about slowly moving a stiff character and anxiously waiting for the next visual backdrop (“dreamscape”) to appear.

I can not recommend Forgotten Passages to anyone, especially not at a pretty h̷̡̛͍̭́̇̒̂̃̾̕i̶̱͓̳̠͖̳̩͝g̷̟̹̰̲̹̞̻̾̄͌͒̐̅͑h̴̡̧̟̜͚̝͔̀́̈͂͛ ̷̨̢̲̼͚̠́̋̔͐̉̕p̸̯̻̈́ŗ̷̡̢̱̲̥͈̺̹̌͒͐͊͆i̸̛̠͇̻̐͆̉̈̏̒̒̿c̴̫̞͉͚͌̎e̷͔̗̤̲̗̫̅̂̔̒͘̚̚͝ ̸̥̥̭̥̯̥͙͊r̵͕͕̅̓̐̀̚̚a̴̝̳̪̬̞͇̖̋̆͐̆̔̕͜ñ̷͚̥̂̽̎͌ģ̴͇̝͇̭͍̣̭̆͆̇̕͝ē̸̢̖͚̟̦͜ͅ.