Reah: Face the Unknown

aka: Reah: Zmierz się z Nieznanym
Moby ID: 1684

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Reah, a planet of unknown, holding nothing that would justify setting up a colony there. However, a base was set up, in order to secretly investigate an alien artifact - a teleportation gateway, which teleported people to another dimension. It linked Reah to some other radically different planets. The research of other dimension was quite difficult as it appeared that human technology had very little use on that undiscovered place, and wasn't working properly. So, the only possible way to investigate is to be there in person. Thus, a small group of scientists had set up a small research center on the other side, and you, as the journalist, was offered the chance to visit it and break the great discovery to the world. However, it seemed there were certain problems on the portal site, and that connection was about to become unstable. Of course, that's less than enough to stop the ambicious journalist ready to become famous, so you step in, and that's a moment when you confirm your act of greed. The connection was lost, leaving you in front of the walls of a strange city, facing the unknown.

Reah is a first person adventure game that has increased puzzle level, which leads us to more than hundred puzzles awaiting you to solve them, or forever be trapped. Reah comes in two surprizes to us: in a package of 6 CDs (which holds less quality graphic elements), or double-sided DVD version (that keeps a quality of 10 CDs, which dramatically increases graphics, as you can check from its official web site).

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Average score: 68% (based on 19 ratings)

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Average score: 2.7 out of 5 (based on 12 ratings with 1 reviews)

Puzzles for the sake of puzzles.

The Good
This game has a similar feel to it as Myst or Riven. There is a huge amount of space to cover here, and it will take you many hours to complete this game (unless you use a walkthrough or hints). Some of the puzzles were enjoyable.

The Bad
I felt that this game was just a series of puzzles strung together with very little story. I like puzzle adventures in general, but I like some reward when I solve a puzzle, not merely another puzzle. I never felt like I was progressing in this game, just doing puzzle after puzzle, a few of which I needed to refer to a hint file. The voice acting (admittedly, this was a translation from Polish) was very poor.

The Bottom Line
If you like puzzle adventures ala Myst, you may like this game. I enjoyed Myst but did not like Reah. Myst had a good story to support it's string of puzzles. Reah is very short on story and very long on puzzles.

Windows · by Rodney Mayton (17) · 2001

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Game added by MAT.

Additional contributors: Jeanne, JRK, Ascovel.

Game added June 21, 2000. Last modified February 9, 2024.