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Chapter 000 - Valley


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My Overall Score 9/10:

Although Valley is not a game for everybody, I believe it to be a rare masterpiece among the many half-assed games being released nowadays. If you’re looking for a game to enjoy, or experience a great adventure, or maybe just relax, this game is definitely for you!

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Synopsis&Official Site Link: Valley

Explore the vast and beautiful world of Valley using the power of the L.E.A.F. suit: a fierce exoskeleton that grants exceptional speed and agility along with the phenomenal ability to manipulate the life and death of all living things.

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Story Score: 9/10

We start our adventure with Valley from a short cinematic, from which we learn that our character decides to travel to the Rocky Mountains in search of the so-called ‘Lifeseed’, during the said travel we end up in the titular Valley. Soon after ending up in there, we find a military exoskeleton from the synopsis, the L.E.A.F. suit, which help we happily employ in exploring the place, with all the fun involved.

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First of all, Valley introduces its own storyline in small leaps, in the form of radio recordings, paper notes scattered all around the place, and our character comments.

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Radio recordings play out every time we step into the related area and give us really well-made pieces of the story to listen to. They’re also integrated into the game and play in the background, so it is entirely up to us whether to stop and listen or proceed further on our path. They’re also fairly important in our understanding of all the events that took place in the Valley.

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Paper notes can be found anywhere, from woods, through chests, to desks and pin boards. It is also entirely up to the player whether to read them or not, but the way they’re designed helps us see the bigger picture of the past events. They include a variety of miscellaneous information, from many various perspectives, what allows us to see how the entire thing looked like to every rung in the hierarchy, a lot of mythological references, as well as a lot of information related to the main storyline that truly fills in most of the blanks radio recordings leave us with. So keeping an eye on them is a good idea if you want to thoroughly enjoy the game and everything it has to provide.

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And finally, our character comments, which I feel were in their entirety introduced only to add some more life into our character. They’re shallow, misplaced and lacking in more than just those two departments. In short, they’re that neat feature that was supposed to be amazing in theory, but turned out average in practice. They don’t add anything to the story and can be completely ignored as well.

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Outside of the very question of the story’s form, it can be said to be magnificently introduced, and it can be said that the story proceeds right with the action, merging perfectly together our own adventure, with all of the storytelling at the right place and time, along with the view, the music and the challenges we meet on our way.

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The only two cons I could find here were the story ending being very anticlimatic, which leaves the player with a bad aftertaste, as well as the moment the main story ends, although we’re still free to explore and find more notes to learn more about the game lore, there are hardly any other ones outside of the main route, making finding every hidden part of the Valley a very disappointing experience for completionists like me.

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Music&Sound Effects Score: 10/10

Music in Valley is quite diverse, with every little particular area having its own theme. What’s more, it all fits the view, situation and story perfectly. I spent a good few hours simply running around certain areas just to listen to that magnificent music while enjoying the scenery. There were many areas in the game where I couldn’t help but stop for a moment and praise the developers on how incredibly fitting to any given situation the music was. The game’s atmosphere was changing depending on the situation, and the sound effects made everything that much more immersing and that much more realistic, simply masterfully done.

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I know that technically I should write more about it, but it’s really much easier to write when something isn’t so great, as contrary to when something greatly helps you get immersed in a game just like that, there is not much more that can be said about it, just play and enjoy.

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There is but one thing I would consider as bad, although it’s more of a designing flaw than an actual one, and that’s when you enter areas that are supposed to be intense, and moved through hastily, and you just stop there for a while. When that intense short piece of music gets repeated a few dozen times, it can really get annoying. Luckily, there really isn’t anything worth doing in those high-intensity areas, so most of you wouldn’t even notice the issue most likely.

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Game Mechanics Score: 8/10

Valley’s game mechanics are simple, albeit well done.

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Controls can be said to have been made specifically to be easy to use and not overly complicated. There are only so many of them and they’re very intuitive in usage. There are many instances in game that you interact with simply via a single button, what fits in greatly with the general mood of the game, that being “play, and enjoy”. And even in a case when you manage to forget those few commands, the game reminds you which button to use at almost every instance it’s needed. Definitely a big plus for the developers attention to detail there.

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Game mechanics themselves, on the other hand, aren’t that perfected. They still can be considered as being very well made, as all of the running around, jumping, and motion blurs at high-speed are pretty much impeccably done. The only things I find problem with would be certain areas where you need to do things with high precision, or at the right angle. Although for those areas, there is the great Quantum Immortality, the details of which you will learn in the game itself, so you can have many tries at those places. There are also a few things that make this game fairly inconsistent or illogical, like no fall damage outside of certain areas, or just touching the water will kill you, but standing under a waterfall is completely fine. Or acorns falling from every tree and living being, instead of being a purely oak seeds. I’m sure that you will find a few more such inconsistencies throughout the game, but if you want to simply enjoy the game, those shouldn’t really affect the enjoyment.

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Lastly, when it comes to textures, they’re very well made as well, it’s next to impossible to fall under them in the game, although that does happen. Well, that only applies to main areas actually, as getting anywhere near the ends of the map greatly increases the chance of that happening. Although the saving grace here would be the fact that most such areas are only accessible in the endgame, after gathering all of the suit upgrades. The other slightly problematic thing is that most of the things one can normally interact with are often only there to look pretty near the map edges, although that, once again, does not really affect the general gameplay much. Those are probably only annoying for completionists like me, who like to see and check every accessible nook and cranny available in game.

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Gameplay Score: 8/10

Gameplay in Valley can be said to be a very pleasant experience. Not much guessing at what you’re supposed to do, pretty straightforward routes and actions to take, everything happens very fluently and the difficulty level increase is gradual along with game progression. There are even specifically designed areas for testing purposes, helping the player familiarize themselves with new features. Truly integrated into that “play, and enjoy” policy I have already mentioned. Side areas are also very pleasant to explore, although finding and reaching some of them requires some thinking or, sometimes, getting further into the game. You can only truly explore the Valley to its fullest after the endgame.

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Unfortunately, finding and getting into certain areas requires not finding solutions to some logical puzzles, nor getting through tricky places, but a lot of attention, stopping to look around very often, to check out every accessible nook and cranny and a bit of grinding for acorns. Getting into less accessible places also often doesn’t really yield much of a result, making looking for them and thorough searching something that does not give much of an enjoyment out of it. Basically, if one wants to enjoy this game without much interference and disappointment, I would suggest simply going with the main path and not stopping every so often to search through everything, as this tends to break immersion.

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Saving in Valley is also quite a problematic thing. It does save everything one does in the game, from collected acorns, medals and upgrades to all the opened chests and doors. But every time the game loads, we start at the very beginning of the area of our choosing, with all enemies respawning. And thus, pretty much the only way to proceed with the game is to reach the next area, so it appears on our game map. The map, however, allows us to go to any already visited area at any point in time. So it’s one thing for another kind of trade. Getting through each area can take from 30 minutes up to even 2-3 hours if one is very thorough.

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When it comes to playing after the endgame events, it basically breaks down into enjoying the views, the music and the gameplay itself, as well as trying to find any secrets one might have missed while going through those areas for the first time. Not much more to expect there, which is a big disappointment, as there are no sidequests or storylines one could follow afterwards, making it simply a hunt for additional pieces of information.

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Graphics Score: 10/10

Graphics can be said to be pretty much impeccable and perfectly synced with the music and gameplay. Every area is so full of life(figuratively speaking), and so breathtaking, that one can’t help but stop and take in the views from time to time. Flowing water, the sky and clouds, the multicolored lighting, vibrantly green, lush forests, the ground, rocks and mountains, everything looks simply astounding. There really is not much more that can be added to this. The only possible con here would be the fact that to run that beauty flawlessly, one needs to have a really good PC.

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  • Sniping is a sure way to go through certain areas easier, as you can generally see farther in open areas than your adversaries, what makes attacking them from a distance a most viable possibility. Also, until you get into a certain radius from them, they remain unmoving, making taking aim that much easier.

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  • Don’t snipe the Amrita Swarms, game glitches at them and upon getting closer to them, they attack as if you haven’t already attacked them, but you need to first take back the energy from them to attack them again.

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  • Always look around in every area you are at, be it getting on higher ground levels in open areas and trying to notice where you have already been, where you’re going and what you might have missed, or simply jumping up and taking a look in every direction to see if you missed anything unusual.

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  • Getting medals is very tedious, and getting enough of them(70) to open both pyramid’s entrances takes a lot of time, as well as all of the suit upgrades. So, for my fellow completionists out there, leave getting into certain areas for chests and energy upgrades for after you have completed the game/gotten all of the upgrades, as some areas are simply only accessible upon getting certain upgrades, besides a chosen few that can be accessed in a different manner, but with a lot of additional work. Fortunately, there are a few more medals than there are needed to access the pyramid, so you don’t need to find everything. (I found 71 medals.)

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  • If some areas seem too difficult to access, even with all of the suit upgrades, it’s very likely that there is nothing there, even though it looks like something should be there from the gamer’s perspective. The placement of all the chests and upgrades in the game is specifically made so they’re not too hard to access.

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  • Jumping into defeated Amrita Swarms recharges quite a chunk of Amrita energy, so make sure to use that to your advantage when there are no other energy sources around.

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  • Quantum Immortality has a chance of teleporting the player into another hazardous area if one is very far from the nearest safe place. Meaning that sometimes you can die two times in a row, and there really is nothing one can do about it besides recharging the leaves.

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  • Getting through the storyline took me 24 hours, while finding all of the remaining required medals took me another 12 hours, ensuring me a 36 hours long game marathon which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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