Gerda: A Flame in Winter | Review in 3 Minutes

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Will Cruz reviews Gerda: A Flame in Winter, developed by PortaPlay.






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Like everyone else in these comments, I think this game looks simply gorgeous. I'd understand differing personal taste but "Not a pretty game in the slightest" is something I'd expect to hear about Runescape or Cruelty Squad or something with uncanny valley characters. This is about as well as a water color style could be executed so I suppose Will just dislikes water color paintings. Excellent review otherwise though.

Author — Cory Long

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I think the lack of detail is the point, as it's stylized to look like a painting. Gorgeous effect overall, in my personal opinion. Really lends to a somber but still dreamlike feeling. Thanks for the review, adding it to my wishlist!

Author — mia826

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Opinions and all that, but I think this looks gorgeous, like an water colour painting.

Author — Jari Heiska

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I would say the "bland" audio and visuals might even add focus to the gameplay, but I think its quite pretty. I'll definitely check it out come September.

Author — TwoShadez

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Funny how the review criticizes the visuals, but those same visuals are the exact reason why I got interested in the game.

Author — Šime

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For what its worth to anyone who comes across the discussion in the comments about the visuals its specifically meant to resemble the style of Danish painters from the Impressionist and Romantic eras. So its very much a visual aesthetic directly linked to where the story takes place.

Author — Unc1eJAG

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Thanks for bringing games like this to my attention. So many gems remain hidden.

Author — Cathal Lynch

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I disagree about the visuals. I think it's pretty and that watercolor look stands out more.

Author — Mari White

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You and I must be looking at different games here, chief. I strongly disagree on the visuals being bad, I think this game looks good and unique.

Author — Matthew Shipman

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Damn, that was pretty glowing. This is on my radar now, thanks 3MR!

Author — Ram Khai

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How the hell do you dislike the visiuals. Sure you can personally not like a style but this is clearly good visuals and yet you act like it was pulled from a rubbish bin

Author — Ben Thyme

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I'll be honest I agree with the reviewer, I don't like the visuals, but still seems interesting

Author — Michael Palmer

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I think its very pretty like a impressionist painting.

Author — St. inky

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Ey yo, if its a narrative, I'm definitely playjng

Author — Acoustic Meatus

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This game is really buggy in a bad way, i got 2 game breaking bugs in the first 2 hours and because u cant save on ur own it’s really annoying

Author — SonPro

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Terrible choice using the modern German flag for German characters. Especially since they already have actual swastika flags in the game.

Author — Armed Wombat