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Far: Lone Sails

Far: Lone Sails review

I am a leaf on the wind

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1 month ago

Feature: Short but sweet

Video: Great adventures for the time poor

I’ve been playing the endless Assassin's Creed Origins, a game so gargantuan that the time on my save file lasts longer than Ancient Egyptian civilization did. This is a revenge mission stripped of all urgency by the simple fact of being five million hours long. Whatever big bad awaits at the end can rest easy knowing there are 800 fortresses to clear out before I…

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2 months ago

Feature: I am a leaf on the wind

Far: Lone Sails review

This odd little game has blown in out of nowhere for me. I'd not heard a single thing about it before playing but within minutes it had completely won me over. After a few hours I adored it. I've never played anything quite like Far: Lone Sails, and in this turbulent world of ours its meditative and gentle journey was exactly what I needed. And,…

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Feature: Pilot a giant land boat

How Far: Lone Sails puts you on a journey through sound

This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites developers to discuss the difficult journeys they’ve taken to make their games. This time, Far: Lone Sails [official site]. It’s there when you first start the engine, in the hiss of steam as you press the ignition button and the rumble as the great wheels begin to turn. Then the music swells and you know the journey…

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3 months ago

Steampunk sailing adventure Far: Lone Sails is out now

Steampunk may be a little overplayed these days, but Far: Lone Sails stands out from the top hat and techno-monocle crowd. Its stark, shifting palette of whites, reds and dark blues, a bleak and empty world that feels enormous around your tiny character, and the centrepiece of the action: your creaking steam-powered land-ship. In this quiet post-apocalyptic adventure, your tiny little plains-wanderer is tasked with maintaining…

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5 months ago

Sail a ship to world’s end and beyond in Far: Lone Sails

There may be no new ideas in games, but if you mash up enough concepts, you'll get something close enough to unique. Take Far: Lone Sails for example, a post-apocalyptic steampunk sailing puzzle-platform simulation adventure. Bet you never thought you'd be playing one of those, or for it to look quite so lovely. The first game from Swiss outfit Okomotive, Far: Lone Sails tasks you…

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