Released: 15 Nov 2022
Reviewed: 4 May 2023
Platform: Steam Deck

Pentiment is hard to review - especially without spoiling. It's not at all what I expected based on the trailer. Primarily, it's a text-heavy game about a fictional town in Germany, its inhabitants, a visiting Artist and the events they participate in that shape the town's history. It takes place across multiple time periods in the early 1500s, which makes it interesting to see how things change. The characters are believable, the town feels alive, and I think it does an excellent job of exploring the history of the time. I am glad that I experienced it, but it definitely falls into "game as an art form" rather than "enjoyable game". 3/5 for me, 4/5 if you like reading. Finished in 13 hours



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