Review – Everlasting Summer (via Soviet Games)

Spoiler alert! This game blows. I clicked through it after my review to get through all the dialogue and… was completely disappointed at the lack of engagement the game had.

A couple reviews:

fuwanovel.net said: “Pros: Gorgeous background art, Great sound design, Great atmosphere. Cons: Wonky overarching plot structure, Takes a while to develop, Inconsistent art.”

thumbsticks.com said: “If there’s one word to describe Everlasting Summer, it’s uninspired. It tries to be a deep coming-of-age tale but fluffy writing, a weak and stupid protagonist, and unambitious design hold it back. The element of mystery could have added something interesting if the game didn’t forget about it most of the time. That being said, I’ve certainly played worse. While it’s as bland as a blank sheet of paper it’s at least well put together, excluding the typos. I only played it once, so I didn’t get the “true ending”, and maybe then I would have seen a more complex story, but I’m not going through five more bland, meaningless stories to get to the real one. When there are better free visual novels out there like Sunrider and Katawa Shoujo, I can’t really recommend this one.”

If you’re willing to watch the first 15 minutes… here you go:

Roll PASS. This game blows.

About Everlasting Summer

Meeting Semyon, the game’s main character, you would’ve never paid attention to him. Just an ordinary young man with thousands, even hundreds of thousands of those like him in every ordinary city. But one day something completely unusual happens to him: he falls asleep in a bus in winter and wakes up… in the middle of a hot summer. In front of him is “Sovyonok” – a pioneer camp, behind him is his former life. To understand what happened to him, Semyon will have to get to know the local inhabitants (and maybe even find love), find his way in the complex labyrinth of human relationships and his own problems and solve the camp’s mysteries. And answer the main question – how to come back? Should he come back?

Everlasting Summer Media

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Tech Specs

  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
  • Processor: Pentium® 4 1.5 GHz / Athlon® XP
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 877 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
  • OS: MacOS
  • Processor: Pentium® 4 1.5 GHz / Athlon® XP
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
  • Storage: 877 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible

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