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Valley

An FPP action-adventure game featuring sci-fi elements and focusing on exploration. It was developed by Blue Isle Games - a Canadian team popular for Slender: The Arrival.

Adventure | FPP | science fiction | indie games | action adventure | exploration games

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developer: Blue Isle Studios

publisher : Blue Isle Studios

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

24Aug2016

PC XONE PS4

07Mar2019

Switch

Valley for PC, PS4 and XONE is a first-person action-adventure game featuring sci-fi elements and focusing on exploration. It was developed by Blue Isle Games - an independent Canadian team popular mainly for Slender: The Arrival, which is a sequel to a free-to-play hit created by Mark Hadley - Slender: The Eight Pages,

Plot

The action takes place in the titular valley - a mysterious place located somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. The player takes on the role of an unspecified character who traverses a set of diversified locations (colorful forests or dangerous ruins for example), making use of the L.E.A.F. exoskeleton (Leap Effortlessly though Air Functionality) - one of technology's latest achievements. The protagonist tries to discover the secret of this amazing place.

Mechanics

Valley for PC, PS4 and XONE is a first-person exploration game, that contrary to the majority of relatively static representatives of the genre, delivers substantial amounts of dynamism in terms of the gameplay, through implementation of the exoskeleton. For instance, this allows to move faster and jump higher, so the protagonist can reach locations inaccessible for ordinary humans. L.E.A.F. is also useful in combat against hostile creatures inhabiting the valley.

Alongside progression, the player unlocks new abilities that come with the exoskeleton. Control over life and death allowing both to deprive organisms of life and literally breathe it into them is probably the most important one. However, high price is to be paid for this ability - each time the player-controlled character dies, the titular valley deceases gradually. Consequently, solving the mystery behind the place, as well as both how it looks and what is the fate of the creatures inhabiting it are all dependant on the player's ability to survive.

Technical aspects

Similar to Slender mentioned above, Valley for PC, PS4 and XONE utilizes the popular, multi-platform Unity engine. However, minimalism present in the developer's first game is not part of Valley - the creators made the most of the engine's capabilities, offering a large-sized, diverse, colorful and detailed game world.

Age Rating

age requirements: 12+

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Quad Core 3.0 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660/Radeon HD 7870, 5 GB HDD, Windows 7
Minimum: Intel Dual Core 3.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 650/Radeon HD 7770, 5 GB HDD, Windows 7

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