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One Step Back

rated 3.95 / 5 stars
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Action - Platformer - Puzzle

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Aug 2, 2010 | 11:59 PM EDT

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Explore the mind of a man stuck with his memories- only by forgetting the past can he advance.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


I did several moves going fowards that was nearly impossible backwards. It took me awhile, but I found ways.

Cool concept. I always enjoy 4D games.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I quite enjoyed this.

This concept, while perhaps done before, hasn't ever been taken in this direction before, and it was done very well with its little quirks--like 'stopping time' when you don't move and seeing the paths your past selves are about to make. There's a great strategy aspect throughout most of the game, and what isn't strategy is careful maneuvering.

I will have to say, though, the careful maneuvering part could have used some work. My recommendation would be adding a few more controls or making the wall-jump setup more useful, mostly because when I went back to re-obtaining my past selves, I found that it was nearly impossible to get all of them because of my methods of travel before. Thankfully, I found what I think was a glitch allowing the character to wall-jump on one wall, but if that glitch wasn't there, the game would have been literally unbeatable at that point.

Also, the story worked well with how it brought back the introduction text to the ending, though the last bits of text seemed... rushed, somehow, like they popped up too quickly to keep the proper flow and effect of the story's meaning.

This was put together very well and lacked very little. 9/10

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Found a glich

The first time I played, and got the sun thing, I couldn't see my "orange past selves". I am not sure why, but I couldn't go on, and I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be that way.

I replayed it and this time the orange selves were there. It was somewhat annoying to have to repeat ALL the stages again, but it was worth it. I really like that ending sentence, and how it completes the beginning, like a cycle.

This is a very nice game. It reminds me to similar games, like "the company of myself" (I fell you were somewhat inspired by that game) but it was unique nevertheless. I WOULD have liked a mute option, but it was not a big deal.

Nice work. 10/10

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice music

And a great way of presenting a moral lesson through game mechanics

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


The messages throughout the game are quite interesting. The messages were deep, and created the set of a man escaping his past.

Beautiful music as well. Good game! Cheers!

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