publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Game mode: single player
game language: English
game release date for PS4:
Erica is a PS4 console game created by the British studio Flavourworks. The title issued by Sony Interactive Entertainment uses the PlayLink initiative. It consists in using mobile devices (smartphone or tablet) for fun, which replace the controller after downloading an appropriate application.
The game tells the story of the title character - a woman who had a terrible childhood, and the events of the past afflict her so far. One day an old friend of the family says to her, who thinks her memories can be the key to catching the murderer. However, not everything is simple, because soon the murderer himself also speaks to her, trying to explain the situation. Eric faces a difficult task because she doesn't know who she can trust.
Erica is an adventure game that focuses only on telling a non-linear story. The game is limited to the minimum necessary and consists in performing simple activities, e.g. rubbing tears from the main character's face, by swiping your finger on the screen of the device, turning the pages of the book or choosing one of the dialog options. What is important, our actions and decisions have an impact on the further course of the plot. So it is an interactive story in the style of e.g. adventures created by Telltale Games.
The game does not have graphics generated by the console. Instead, we watch film scenes with real actors on the screen. Developers used a special technique, thanks to which there are practically no breaks during the game. This means that when you make a valid selection, the charging screen or the wrong scene suddenly does not appear. The effects of our actions are natural and immediate, so during the game we have the impression of watching a movie.
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Game score 6.2 / 10 calculated out of 39 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 12 players' votes.