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Impulse Gamer ( )

As Dusk Falls exceeds all expectations and is a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining experience for single and multiplayer alike.

Jul 31st, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

XBox Tavern (10 out of 10)

All in all, As Dusk Falls is a stellar example of the narrative adventure genre. A fantastic cast of characters are used brilliantly throughout, with twists and turns galore. The sheer breadth of choice and consequence mean there is scope for several playthroughs, and even when we’re bouncing between characters there’s cohesiveness to the story rarely found in gaming. Top it off with a stunning art style and soundtrack and we have not only one of the best examples of the genre, but one of the best titles of the year so far.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

MKAU Gaming (9.5 out of 10)

As Dusk Falls hits the scene swinging and isn’t afraid to pull their emotional punches. While playing solo provided an outstanding experience, replaying with a group led to a brand new experience with a course of events I never saw the first time through. The talented team at INT./NIGHT’s first release as a studio has certainly made a statement that they are here to stay, and I am personally very eager for their next project.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Pure Xbox (9 out of 10)

As Dusk Falls is a cracking crime thriller and feels like the exact thing we should be seeing on a regular basis from Xbox Game Studios on Game Pass. Its 6-8 hour length feels just right for a game of this nature, and that also makes it feel right at home on Xbox's subscription service. Oh, and the fantastic storyline that never let us wriggle free of its grip? Yeah, that's not a bad reason to play it on Game Pass either.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

GamersRD.com (9 out of 10)

As Dusk Falls se puede enmarcar tanto en una película interactiva como una serie de TV. Su historia y la manera en que se llevó a cabo, nos hará vivir en constante tensión, logrando que no nos despeguemos del mando. Cada personaje logrará una reacción en nosotros ya sea positiva o negativa, que incluso podría cambiar nuestra primera impresión con el desarrollo de la trama. Se complementa con un apartado audiovisual único, digno de valores de producción de Hollywood.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

CGMagazine / Comics and Gaming Magazine (9 out of 10)

As Dusk Falls is the kind of game that Xbox Game Pass was made for, in the best possible sense of such a compliment; it’s a narrative thriller and adventure that’s easily worth the price of admission, and more importantly, it’s absolutely worthy of your time.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

COGConnected / Canadian Online Gamers Network (90 out of 100)

As Dusk Falls delivers a tense, dramatic and thoughtful story. Its narrative is always engaging and player choices feel impactful. While some moments can feel rushed or resolve too conveniently, many others are surprising, moving, and hard to forget. Thanks to a compelling story and characters, As Dusk Falls is one of the best interactive dramas in recent memory.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

TheXboxHub ( )

It’s rare to find a debut game as confident as As Dusk Falls. It’s rarer still to find one that unerringly finds your belly for an emotional gut punch like this one does. If you love Life is Strange or the Telltale games, yet wished they would react to your choices just that little more generously, then As Dusk Falls is your game. We’re calling it now: debut game of the year.

Jul 26th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

NoobFeed (90 out of 100)

As Dusk Falls is a game that shouldn't be missed playing, despite the override system being a bit of chaos. Even while the gameplay does not involve revolutionary breakthroughs, it indeed ensures that the players remain on their toes throughout. First and foremost, however, how well the audiovisual style works in conjunction with this production cannot be overstated. It's a highly replayable game with many different paths its plot may go. The story is fantastic to go through, and it makes you want to have more role-playing sessions with the characters to see how they would react differently to other scenarios.

Jul 21st, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

TheSixthAxis (9 out of 10)

As Dusk Falls caught me by surprise, taking a genre of game that's become a bit too familiar and injecting it with a tense crime drama and a singular flair. My hat goes off to Interior/Night and I’m really looking forward to seeing what they do next.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

GameSkinny (9 out of 10)

As Dusk Falls is gripping from start to finish and has a lot to say, becoming one of the few games where your choices actually can upend the story.

Jul 19th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

IGN Brasil (9 out of 10)

Como o drama criminal interativo de Dusk Falls é uma obra-prima de narrativa ramificada, onde as decisões são importantes e as jogadas repetidas são recompensadas com ainda mais revelações.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

GameSpot (9 out of 10)

Rather, it ends up telling a story that brilliantly grapples with a lot of under-explored, or even unexplored, themes in video games. Like a lot of my favorite games, it left me with a lot to think about, such as the roles we choose or reject, the hardships we inescapably inherit from family, and how trauma casts a dauntingly long shadow, but how forgiveness, should we choose to show it, may just let the light in.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Gaming Nexus (8.8 out of 10)

As Dusk Falls offers a great new take on the adventure genre, focusing on a story that feels grounded in the real world, made all the more impactful through its stellar artwork. The multiplayer works fine and is fun, but I found myself wanting to play without others. Satisfying narratively regardless of your choices, As Dusk Falls is weighty and serious, surprising with great writing, realistic characters, and plenty of twists. Highly recommended.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Game Informer Magazine (8.75 out of 10)

For players interested in the progress of interactive narrative frameworks, it’s a laudable success. But even for someone who never plays games, it works. That’s because good characters and storytelling make for a universal experience, and this is a project that has both.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Meristation (8.5 out of 10)

Juego de notable acabado que disfrutaremos y recordaremos. Una buena compra, muy recomendable para amantes del género. Está bien cuidado a todos los niveles.

Jul 19th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

MondoXbox (8.5 out of 10)

As Dusk Falls è un'avventura adulta, drammatica e dalle scelte artistiche inusuali ma funzionali ad una narrazione sempre coinvolgente. Quasi più una serie TV interattiva, vi terrà incollati allo schermo fino alla fine, desiderosi di scoprire il destino dei molti personaggi, tutti delineati in maniera realistica e spesso cruda, ma anche di esplorare le tante ramificazioni della storia. L'eccellente recitazione italiana, poi, riesce a valorizzare al meglio la produzione. Peccato per qualche problema tecnico che comunque impatta minimamente nella fruizione del gioco, ma si tratta sicuramente di un'esperienza consigliatissima agli amanti delle avventure narrative e delle serie TV drammatiche, tanto più che la trovate inclusa nel Game Pass.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

God is a Geek (8.5 out of 10)

As Dusk Falls tells a superb story of how two family's lives are changed forever, with great writing that leads to some huge decisions to make.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

4Players.de (85 out of 100)

As Dusk Falls ist für mich die Sommer-Überraschung im Game Pass. Keiner der Trailer konnte mir vorab ein gutes Gefühl für den sehr speziellen Visual-Novel-Stil vermitteln, der diesen Gangster-Thriller auszeichnet. Dafür funktioniert dieser dann im Spiel umso besser. Die aufs wesentliche reduzierte Spielmechanik räumt die Bühne für eine starke, durchweg interessante Story mit Gangster- und Familien-Drama. Deren Setting mit viel Cowboyhut-Flair und Hillbilly-Romantik muss man wie ich aber mögen, um mit dem Entscheidungs-Adventure von INTERIOR/NIGHT wirklich glücklich zu werden. Dann aber wird man mit glaubwürdigen Charakteren, nachvollziehbarer Motivation und vielen Grauschattierungen belohnt, die bis zum Abspann (und darüber hinaus) beschäftigen. (...) Das Erzähl-Abenteuer an der Route 66 beweist selbst Story-Skeptikern wie mir, wie packend das Medium Videospiel erzählen kann – und wie reife Skripte und großartige Sprecher eine Geschichte zum Leben erwecken.

Jul 19th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Inven / 인벤 (8.5 out of 10)

중요한 선택을 내려야 할 때마다 과거의 사건이 몰아치고, 그 숨겨졌던 내막을 알고 난 뒤에도 '정의로운' 선택을 할 수 있을 것인지 게임은 계속해서 플레이어에게 질문을 던집니다. 단 한 번의 플레이보다 여러 번의 플레이가 더 재미있고, 더 강렬하게 다가오는 이유 역시 그런 점이 아닐까 싶네요. 1998년 애리조나 투록에서 벌어진 두 가족의 비극, 무려 14년간 이어진 그들의 이야기가 그저 슬픔과 상처로 끝날지, 아니면 용서와 희망으로 변화할지는 오롯이 '선택'에 달려있습니다.

Jul 24th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

LevelUp (8.5 out of 10)

Al ser prácticamente una película interactiva, es posible que aburra a quienes buscan que su tiempo con los videojuegos tenga acción. En cambio, quienes disfruten este tipo de experiencia, encontrarán una aventura que vale la pena conocer, en especial, si tenemos en cuenta que llegará a Xbox Game Pass en su día de estreno.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

XGN (8.5 out of 10)

Ondanks het Override-systeem dat niet helemaal lekker uit de verf komt, is As Dusk Falls een ervaring die je niet wil missen. Het is een genot om deze game met een groep vrienden te spelen door de talloze keuzes die constant een voelbare impact hebben op het verhaal. Dat je hier achteraf op kunt reflecteren en deze kunt delen (als je de game in multiplayer hebt gespeeld) maakt de ervaring extra tof. Mocht je de game alleen spelen, hoef je daarnaast niet bang te zijn dat de ervaring minder is. Het verhaal is fantastisch om te ervaren en smaakt naar meer speelsessies om te zien hoe de personages op een andere manier met situaties om zouden kunnen gaan. De artstyle zal alleen niet iedereen trekken en voor een vervolg zou wat meer verdieping in animatiewerk de game zeker niet misstaan.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Generación Xbox (8.2 out of 10)

La influencia del mass media y la cultura pop en la narrativa contemporánea, en este contexto, se presenta como una posible solución, proponiendo una experiencia que abarca diferentes expresiones, todas ellas por un hilo narrativo. Una experiencia como As Dusk Falls que puede satisfacer las necesidades de un público general, puesto que ofrece un desarrollo sumamente acertado donde poesía y drama se entremezclan provocando un torrente de emociones, tiernas, ofensivas, pero sobre todo reales, mostrando los claroscuros de la condición humana.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

CD-Action (8 out of 10)

O ile tylko wiecie, na co się piszecie, As Dusk Falls to świetny interaktywny dramat kryminalny, który warto, ze względu na rozbudowaną fabułę, przejść więcej niż raz. To dobra alternatywa dla wieczoru z Netfliksem, również w przypadku osób niegrających na co dzień.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Windows Central ( )

INTERIOR/NIGHT's debut drama swings boldly, and it hits far more often than it misses. If you're looking for a choose-your-own-adventure story that isn't afraid to take some risks, give it a shot.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

PlaySense / PSX-Sense (8 out of 10)

As Dusk Falls schotelt je een avontuur van pakweg zes uur voor, waarin je een situatie ziet ontstaan die zich aan de hand van jouw keuzes verder zal ontwikkelen. De vele keuzes die je maakt worden afgewisseld met quick time events en geregeld kom je voor belangrijke momenten te staan, waarbij jouw actie direct grote gevolgen heeft. Dit maakt de game ook de moeite waard om meermaals door te spelen. De voice-acting zelf is uitstekend te noemen en de visuele stijl is om erg van te genieten, waarmee de ontwikkelaar toch een unieke presentatie weet te realiseren in een game die qua gameplay vooral gelijk is aan wat genregenoten doen. As Dusk Falls kent hier en daar wat kleine punten ter verbetering, maar in z’n geheel is het meer dan de moeite waard. Heb je Game Pass? Probeer de game dan zeker even uit!

Jul 19th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Worth Playing (8 out of 10)

As Dusk Falls is a fun little entry into the multiplayer movie-game genre. It's neat to see a crime thriller as opposed to a horror movie and that alone lends it some charm. Unfortunately, the second half of the story meanders and is more disconnected than the first half, but it still is worth experiencing at least once. It doesn't quite stick the landing as hard as you'd hope, but it has a lot of potential as a party game.

Jul 21st, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

The Guardian ( )

As Dusk Falls comfortably exceeds the standard of its genre when it comes to plotting, characterisation, performance and the impressive malleability of the story. It’s a story about trauma and what it takes to overcome it, really; reluctant teen criminal Jay Holt stayed with me, particularly, touchingly innocent despite what he’s been exposed to in his life. Narrative games exist outside gaming’s old technological arms race, now, and because we’re not focusing so much on how realistic they look, they’re free to tell much better stories.

Jul 19th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

TrueAchievements (8 out of 10)

For the most part, As Dusk Falls excels as an 'interactive drama.' With wonderfully crafted and relatable characters, superb voice acting, and unique art direction and animation style that lends itself to the story. The first few chapters alone are excellent, and they’ll have you gripping onto your controller when things are tense and utterly deflated when you’re forced into making a tough decision. The game is only let down by a weaker second act and a rushed final chapter, but overall, it’s still a great narrative adventure filled with dramatic moments, tension, and tough choices.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Spazio Games (8 out of 10)

As Dusk Falls è un'avventura grafica moderna che grazie alla forza della sua storia e all'autenticità dei personaggi e delle situazioni proposte riesce con successo a coinvolgere il giocatore dall'inizio alla fine. Sebbene la seconda metà abbia qualche ingenuità legata alle priorità narrative, la qualità della storia risulta essere al di sopra di altri titoli dello stesso genere.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) ( )

As Dusk Falls is exciting, beautiful, and heavy-handed. Its more streamlined approach to narrative gameplay and its less traditional art style create an immersive experience that engages with the player’s imagination. That it can work both as a morally challenging single-player story and a party game for multiple players speaks to the confidence that its developers have. But its second half of the story undercuts some of the tension that its excellent first half builds, and a terrible cliffhanger might leave you feeling betrayed.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

XboxAchievements (80 out of 100)

Normally, with a choice-driven adventure, I'm once and done, ready for a post-game water-cooler discussion. As Dusk Falls' warrants more than one playthrough, if only to see how differently things can pan out. If that open ending is any indication, there's more to come.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Shacknews (8 out of 10)

As Dusk Falls is an impressive debut from INTERIOR/NIGHT. It tells an emotionally impactful story with some solid vocal performances. The branching storyline is cleverly implemented and the multiplayer features offer a convenient way to play with friends. As Dusk Falls is a clear indicator that the future is bright for INTERIOR/NIGHT.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

GamesRadar ( )

Even if not every choice has a world-shaking consequence, I still put much more time into exploring that narrative tree than I really needed to while playing As Dusk Falls, all because I liked the characters so much that I wanted to see what they'd reveal under a different set of circumstances. As Dusk Falls successfully bridges the gap between TV and games with an engaging, well-paced story that's full of memorable characters, and it reminds me of why I love this style of narrative-driven game in the first place.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

NME (New Musical Express) ( )

As Dusk Falls is a breathtaking story that explores life lived in the margins. An intricately plotted story means that most decisions feel consequential, and fantastic writing ekes empathy from the unlikeliest of places. Although the story loses some steam in the latter half, getting to the end of As Dusk Falls will reward players with 100 ‘what if’s’ and an itch to race back to the beginning to do it all over again.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Sector (8 out of 10)

As Dusk Falls toto všetko príjemne podčiarkuje hudbou, ktorá nie je vtieravá a ani veľmi rušivá. Síce sa nedá povedať, že by ste si ju obzvlášť zapamätali, ale v kontexte hry funguje dobre. Poteší česká lokalizácia, ak máte problémy s angličtinou či inými svetovými jazykmi. A vlastne poteší aj celá hra, ak máte radi pomalšie drámy s prepletenými príbehmi a neprekáža vám, že je hrateľnosť občas veľmi limitovaná. Ťažšie sa asi niektorým bude prenášať cez netradičné grafické spracovanie, ktoré nevyzerá zle, ale nedokáže až tak pohltiť ako napríklad v prípade hier od Supermassive. Nechýbajú ani multiplayerové možnosti alebo nastavenie pre streamovanie, v ktorom diváci môžu hlasovať o rozhodnutiach.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Atomix (8 out of 10)

Al final del día, As Dusk Falls es una experiencia narrativa sumamente entretenida que te mantendrá con el control en las manos en todo momento, y es una gran exclusiva para todos los usuarios de Xbox. Considerando el final de esta “temporada”, ya no puedo esperar para una secuela y conocer un poco más de Zoe y su abuelo.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

WellPlayed (8 out of 10)

This interactive crime drama packs a unique visual style and some gripping moments dealing with mature themes. The choices you make are crucial to the fates of two families, but the impact is more keenly felt in the first act than the second.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Checkpoint (8 out of 10)

As Dusk Falls tells a wonderful story that is not only thought provoking, but willing to discuss difficult subjects that aren’t often talked about. With every decision having an impact and putting the focus on characters, the story themes are effectively communicated and make you interested in seeing what happens next. Experiencing the game with your friends is also enjoyable, fostering discussions of your choices and what kind of decisions you make. While getting 100% completion for the game can be a tough journey, you are rewarded with story details that open up character motivations and keep you thinking about the characters long after you put down the game.

Jul 19th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Gamer.no (8 out of 10)

Spelet er ikkje perfekt, men det held deg engasjert og når ein først er skikkeleg inne i det er det veldig vanskeleg å leggje frå seg. Eg synest det heile dreg litt ut mot slutten, og avslutninga på det heile er på ingen måte spelets sterkaste punkt. As Dusk Falls er absolutt eit spel som lev opp til mantraet om at det ikkje er målet, men reisa som gjeld. Denne reisa vil eg hugse lenge.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Press Start Australia (8 out of 10)

As it ran its course, I realised I quite adored As Dusk Falls. As a decades-spanning crime thriller throughout America’s western plains, it’s well acted and admirably realised. Although the cliffhanger beckons another chapter, my journey through As Dusk Falls felt whole, though I can’t wait to explore all of the possibilities on offer.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

TierraGamer (7.9 out of 10)

As Dusk Falls es un drama interactivo que pronto se convierte casi en realidad virtual. La capacidad que tiene para meterte en la piel de los personajes es palpable y la historia se va adecuando a tu estilo de juego con una libertad falsa, que poco a poco te orilla a descubrirte de la forma más grotesca posible.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

IGN Italia (7.8 out of 10)

Nel complesso, nonostante qualche intoppo in termini di gameplay nella gestione di QTE, As Dusk Falls diverte, emoziona e funziona, e nel suo mix tra visual novel e avventura grafica di stampo narrativo, lascia comunque il segno. È come una prima stagione di una serie televisiva da guardare tutta in binge watching, e tutto sommato, va bene così.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Everyeye.it (7.7 out of 10)

Imperfetta ma affascinante per stile e temi affrontati, l’avventura di INTERIOR/NIGHT vuole narrare tanto, e ci riesce in modo un po’ discontinuo. L’esperienza in multiplayer è poi una valida aggiunta, al pari di quanto visto con le recenti produzioni a marchio Supermassive. La pluralità di punti di vista, i percorsi morali mai troppo scontati e il coraggio di cambiare più volte registro, uniti a un tratto da graphic novel, sono i capisaldi di un’opera convincente, eppure non amalgamata fino in fondo in ogni sua parte. Questo è comunque solo l’inizio per il team capitanato da Caroline Marchal, e siamo certi che le prossime scelte che il collettivo compirà saranno più a fuoco di quelle sperimentate in As Dusk Falls, la cui storia potrebbe avere ancora qualcosa da raccontarci.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (15 out of 20)

“Il faut toujours que de la tête au cœur, l’itinéraire soit direct” disait Yehudi Menuhin. As Dusk Falls raconte une histoire touchante dont les thèmes universels abordés (la famille, le pardon, la loyauté) parleront à un public large. Mis en scène avec talent grâce à un montage inspiré et à des musiques bien choisies, le titre a la bonne idée d’alterner humour et noirceur, moments de bravoure et d’effacement. Passionnant dans sa première moitié, le soft édité par Microsoft peine à retrouver les mêmes fulgurances dans ses trois derniers chapitres, ce qui est regrettable. Doté d’un gameplay restrictif qui ne réconciliera pas les allergiques du film interactif avec le genre, As Dusk Falls brille par ses nombreux choix qui provoquent des conséquences bien réelles. N’est-ce pas le plus important pour un Interactive Drama ? Si vous possédez le Game Pass, il serait dommage de passer à côté.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Multiplayer.it (7.5 out of 10)

Caro As Dusk Falls, ci eravamo tanto amati. Il titolo di debutto di Interior/Night, nella sua prima metà, ha saputo conquistarci con il suo stile grafico unico, ma soprattutto grazie al serrato susseguirsi d'eventi sui quali abbiamo avuto totale controllo, plasmando le sorti di un cast di personaggi a cui è molto facile affezionarsi. Poi ha voluto spezzarci il cuore, con un secondo atto dimenticabile e confuso, proprio quel genere di cattiva scrittura che riesce a macchiare indelebilmente l'analisi di un'avventura interattiva. Vorremmo davvero consigliarvelo a scatola chiusa, ma è la nostalgia del Desert Dream Motel a parlare. Avvicinatevi con cautela, magari se vi considerate dei fan delle avventure interattive.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

XboxEra (7.5 out of 10)

For those of us out there that like a little more traditional gameplay in our games, you may find yourselves wanting, but as it releases straight on to Xbox Game Pass at launch, I expect As Dusk Falls to surprise and delight more than few naysayers out there – myself included.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

The Games Machine (Italy) (7.2 out of 10)

Quello che dovrebbe essere il punto di forza di As Dusk Falls, ovvero il suo particolare stile grafico che lo avvicina a un fotoromanzo dipinto, distinguendolo dal resto delle produzioni simili, è anche il suo limite più evidente. Volti ed espressioni non sempre riescono a reggere il tono drammatico che la storia vorrebbe imporre e il doppiaggio purtroppo non aiuta. Tutto sommato la vicenda di Vince e degli Holt è avvincente, nonostante una scrittura non eccelsa. Nel complesso però si fatica a farsi catturare davvero fino in fondo, ma la possibilità di giocarlo in gruppo rappresenta uno spunto molto interessante.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Financial Post (7 out of 10)

As for me, my little family had a pretty good time playing a chapter each night over the course of a week. And while I doubt I’ll play again — I’m fine with how the story turned out for us — I’m pretty sure my mildly OCD daughter is already plotting to go back and fix all the things I made go wrong with my overrides. Who knows? Maybe she’ll find a way to get everyone through this chaotic criminal saga in one piece. But I doubt it.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Gameblog.fr (7 out of 10)

Ne vous laissez pas rebuter par son style visuel déroutant de prime abord, As Dusk Falls a un véritable cachet. Porté par un casting attachant et un jeu d’acteur qui frise la perfection, le jeu parvient à raconter une histoire captivante et touchante mais qui perd son souffle au fil des heures. Un titre au gameplay minimaliste et aux choix cornéliens qui se déguste comme une bonne série Netflix à binge watcher. Dommage que le jeu nous laisse sur notre faim. Une belle réussite qui ne révolutionne pas le genre, mais un must-play du Xbox Game Pass.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Gfinity Esports (7 out of 10)

While As Dusk Falls’ story is full of thriller cliches and tropes, if you can look past the unique animation style, playing around with the well-written characters’ lives can be a lot of fun.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

GameSpew (7 out of 10)

We have a lot of gripes about As Dusk Falls, but we’ve still very much enjoyed our time with it. Its story will keep you hooked from start to finish, but some of its narrative gaps will leave you with questions. Should that keep you from playing? No – ultimately, this is a very well-executed narrative drama complete with excellent voice acting and a unique art style. Yes, it could have been better in many ways, but it’s still worthy of your time.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Metro.co.uk (7 out of 10)

A tense and dramatic interactive movie with superbly realised characters, a breathless plot, and a still-frame animation style that’s likely to prove extremely divisive.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Digital Trends ( )

Even if As Dusk Falls doesn’t feel great to play on a controller, it’s a compelling crime drama narrative that remains exciting even as the scenario ramps up and becomes increasingly outlandish. If you like crime dramas or narrative-driven games, it’s worth checking this out on Xbox Game Pass at the very least.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Stevivor (7 out of 10)

As Dusk Falls is the non-game narrative adventure for your non-gaming family and housemates. It’s the most engaged I’ve ever seen my lapsed casual gamer partner in a videogame and that’s because it has the familiar story pacing of a six-part TV series and almost no gameplay, which means minimal barrier to entry. That makes it a perfect addition to Game Pass, as something for the subscribers in the house who don’t want to learn how to play something. While the storytelling has some shortcomings, it’s a fun story in episodic chunks that rivals your video streaming service of choice for a nightly episode.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

BaziCenter.com (7 out of 10)

اولین ساخته مستقل کارولین مارشال بازی بدی نیست اما راه زیادی برای تبدیل شدن به یک عنوان به یاد ماندنی در پیش دارد. As Dusk Falls در رسالت خود که داستان گویی باشد، تا حدودی موفق عمل می‌کند اما پایان بندی عجیب و بی‌منطق آن اجازه لذت بردن از یک سریال شش قسمتی را از مخاطبش می‌گیرد. این بازی در سرویس گیم‌پس قرار دارد و تجربه‌اش را صرفا به همین دلیل به شما توصیه می‌کنم.

Aug 7th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

JeuxActu (13 out of 20)

Terminons toutefois par quelques ronchonnements supplémentaires : quelques petits bugs relatifs à l'audio et aux sous-titres sont présents (phrases coupées, texte qui ne s'affiche pas en rythme), tandis la fin "ultime" (qui intervient après les fins récapitulant les destins des différents personnages) nous a paru assez frustrante. Basée sur une révélation qui ouvre la porte à beaucoup de questions, elle semble annoncer maladroitement un DLC ou une suite, comme si un livre III était prévu depuis le début et avait été finalement laissé de côté.

Jul 22nd, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

AusGamers (6.5 out of 10)

After each episode, you even get a chart highlighting the path you’ve taken with spoiler-free hints at the breadth of outcomes and scenes available. And even with all of that, each new twist and turn feels unexpected. As a slice of brand-new interactive choice-driven narrative drama, As Dusk Falls impresses. But it’s an experience held back by its photo-filter visuals and interactivity that never quite feels like an extension of its many dramatic moments.

Jul 20th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Power Unlimited (62 out of 100)

Wat betreft enorme verscheidenheid aan vertakkingen en uiteindelijke uitkomsten die dit ‘interactive drama’ te bieden heeft, is As Dusk Falls erg knap geschreven. Maar als het gaat om artistieke keuzes die bijvoorbeeld gemaakt zijn op het gebied van stijl en regie, kan het wel eens ver buiten je smaak vallen. Zoals in het geval van ondergetekende Natuurlijk Geboren Azijnzeiker.

Jul 28th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

IGN France (6 out of 10)

As Dusk Falls est bourré de bonnes idées au service d'une histoire convenue et bourrée de clichés. On aurait espéré que les promesses d'une histoire résonnant sur plusieurs décennies soient tenues et que les thèmes les plus sensibles soient abordés avec davantage de finesse.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Games.cz (6 out of 10)

Příběhová hra, která stojí a padá na tom, jak se vám bude líbit děj. Jestli vám zní zábavně rodinné drama, které řeší vážná témata jako PTSD na pozadí lupičské gangsterky, pak vám As Dusk Falls můžu doporučit. Dějové zvraty nejsou kdovíjaké, ale na poměry příběhových videoher to ujde. Zvlášť pokud hrajete ve více lidech.

Jul 20th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

VentureBeat / Gamesbeat ( )

As Dusk Falls is a valiant attempt to tell a good crime drama where actions have consequences. The story went on a lot longer than I expected, as the tense moments at the motel spawned a lot of different threads — both flash forwards and flashbacks — that I didn’t expect. But ultimately the tale failed to move me in the way that I had hoped for. The characters were caught in circumstances where they had nothing but bad choices, and it just made me think that the dumbest thing they did was to allow themselves to be caught in those circumstances. In that way, I don’t think the storytellers succeeded in created the empathy for characters on both sides of the events that they wanted. I would like to see more from this talented studio. But so far the story feels more like a TV show than a stellar movie, and more like a soap opera than a memorable drama.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Twinfinite (3 out of 5)

I’d gone in hoping for a groundbreaking style of narrative-driven experience, one that operated on a sprawling web of branching paths over the course of 30 years of events, and was left underwhelmed by a fairly by-the-numbers entry in the genre that only dips its toe into its three decades-of family history and character entanglement. If you’re a fan of the genre, you’ll probably have some fun with this, but it’s hardly the revelation that the decision-based, narrative-driven genre feels like it so desperately needs.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Malditos Nerds (6 out of 10)

En síntesis, me gustaría decir que As Dusk Falls comparte lugar desde este lado del charco con aquellas producciones avaladas y respetadas de Netflix y HBO, pero la vara queda muy alta. Me resulta más acertado posicionarlo como aquellas series más simplonas y de puro pochoclo, ideales pasar unas horas de una tarde gris de domingo, viendo qué ocurre con estas familias sufridas. Probablemente sus historias no dejen marcas y con el tiempo nos olvidemos rápidamente de ellas, pero serán una fuente de entretenimiento ideal para cuando solo necesitamos algo pasajero y divertido.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Edge (6 out of 10)

What a shame that a story whose opening promises to wade into deeper waters should resort to paddling in the shadows.

Aug 11th, 2022 · Xbox Series

GAMINGbible (5 out of 10)

Without spoiling anything major, there’s a very important book that is discovered when the boys rob the sheriff’s house, and this causes the sheriff to make some morally questionable calls to retrieve that book at the expense of Vince and his family. That is mentioned a few times after the events of the Desert Dream and then is not shown in the flowchart of all the possible outcomes anywhere else in the story. If the developer has another couple of chapters planned to address these threads, fine, there’s just nothing to indicate that. So I have to assume that this is the ending and it’s not a good one.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Game Rant ( )

As Dusk Falls has a strong start and players will find the game hard to put down for the first two chapters, like a great binge-worthy TV show. Unfortunately, its pacing issues become apparent by the end of Book 1, and it never recovers in Book 2. Those wanting to check it out for themselves should note that As Dusk Falls is a day one Xbox Game Pass game, and so anyone still curious can try it out without making a financial commitment beyond what they already pay for their subscription.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Video Games Chronicle ( )

Good characters, strong performances and well-engineered dual timeline storytelling are let down by pacing that’s utterly arhythmic and gameplay that’s fighting you at every step.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

The Verge N/A

At the rate Microsoft adds games to Xbox Game Pass, that co-op backlog will almost certainly continue to grow. But someday, I’d like to come back to As Dusk Falls with a bigger group: I wonder how the story might play out with eight people making the decision to coin flip together.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

SomosXbox N/A

En lo que respecta a los gráficos y el sonido el resultado es mixto. No se puede negar el trabajo artístico que tiene As Dusk Falls. Pero tampoco se puede ocultar que el resultado es muchas veces extraño. Incluso hay momentos que intenta ser dramático pero los movimientos que hacen los personajes (limitadísimos) se sienten contrarios, hasta como humor involuntario. Pero al final del día, el juego se mantiene y logra ofrecer una buena experiencia dentro de su género, de las mejores hasta el momento diría yo.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

3D Juegos N/A

As Dusk Falls es una historia en la que elegimos las respuestas y tomamos las decisiones de una serie de personajes cuyas vidas entran en una espiral de caos y autodestrucción en un pequeño pueblo de Arizona. Su historia engancha de principio a fin y mantiene al jugador interesado a medida que vamos descubriendo tanto el desenlace de los acontecimientos como también las escenas pasadas que los han llevado al momento presente. Está bien escrito y tiene la suficiente sensibilidad para mostrar con tino y ritmo mientras nos hace reflexionar una vez apagada la consola. Además, se trata de una obra cuyas ramificaciones pueden dar lugar a desenlaces muy distintos y que te permite explorarlos a través de sus árboles de decisiones, y ofrece a su vez la posibilidad de jugar en modo local, en línea o por streaming para que estas decisiones sean votadas por todos los jugadores.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Eurogamer.net (UK) N/A

As Dusk Falls represents a bold new future for interactive movie games - a future where games can do away with the supernatural spectacle and thrillery whodunnits to rely on human drama to entertain us instead. And OK, this does occasionally veer into soap opera, but at other times it's gentle and deep and dark, even profound. It shows how well games can handle stories and themes like these when done with care and understanding, and how well it can pull us into the lives of others and invest us in the decisions they have to make. And that's what really stays with me about the game: stories - human stories. They are the troubled, awkward and beautiful stories I can see in the world around me, that I can relate to myself. This is a game that reflects, in many ways, our own lives. Silly as it sometimes can be, As Dusk Falls feels real, and I can't think of a higher compliment to give it.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Xboxygen N/A

Même si les mécaniques de gameplay de As Dusk Falls restent propres au genre, elles sont ici parfaitement maîtrisées. La vraie signature du titre tient dans sa direction artistique travaillée et la qualité de son écriture. Le soft se positionne entre le film interactif et le jeu narratif. La qualité des doublages et de la bande-son complète une réalisation elle aussi maîtrisée. Avec une durée de vie conséquente et une rejouabilité presque infinie, le titre devrait rencontrer le succès qu’il mérite. Son ouverture au jeu coopératif et communautaire y contribuera certainement.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

Polygon N/A

With its ability to constantly pull the rug out from under you, As Dusk Falls doesn’t fade into a forgettable narrative experience we’ve seen a thousand times. Instead, it leaves its mark, with a long shadow cast by its sad but understandable characters’ hardships drawn across threads seemingly made of jagged wire. What will haunt you is whether the thread you chose really was the best one at the time. As in life, the answer will likely be: probably not.

Jul 18th, 2022 · Xbox Series · read review

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