Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture – Late Review21st May 2019
Ok, so Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a game that’s not for everyone. Thought i’d get that in there now. If you’re looking for a run and gun game full of action then this isn’t that.
Setting The Scene
Deep within the Shropshire countryside, the village of Yaughton stands empty of life. Children’s toys lie in the playground, the breeze blows loose quarantine leaflets around the quiet churchyard.
Down on Appleton’s farm, the early harvest abandoned halfway through. B
Peculiar voices echo the radio waves as uncollected washing hangs on the washing line. There is light in the wires. The televisions are tuned to vacant channels. Above it all, the telescopes of the Observatory point out at dead stars and endless darkness. And someone remains behind, to try and unravel the mystery.
Sounds enchanting and spurs on your curiosity to say the least.
Let’s go on a Journey of Discovery
You need to explore the village and piece together the clues of a missing character to discover their particular story to try to understand what happened to them and what is happening overall.
The story is told by the missing characters that you encounter in a kind of spirit form. While listening to the tales unfold it kind of made me feel like I was listening to an episode of the Archers on BBC Radio 4.
The village that you have to explore is wonderfully quaint and feels adventurous in that it wants you to wander whats around the next corner or over the next bridge. It kind of reminded me of how I felt as a child wanting to explore everything whenever I went into the countryside.
Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
The atmosphere that is created in the game is quite eerie. This is built up with beautiful graphics, a stunning soundtrack and superb voice acting that is all pulled together by great character stories.
It’s so good that you end up caring for the other characters quite strongly, well at least I did. And these are characters that you don’t actually get to see! Powerful stuff.
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – Soundtrack
Check out sone of the heartfelt music from the Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture below.
What Else is There to Know About Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture?
The main story takes about 4 – 5 hours to complete but can take longer if you want to explore everything
The game is ideal if you don’t have much spare time. You can pick it up and play a chapter at a time.
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture features a beautiful, detailed open-world and a stunning soundtrack. It’s non-linear storytelling at its best.
I recommend you bring this game to the front of your never ending backlog of games and play it.
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