Review: Sagebrush (PlayStation 4)

Sagebrush

A first-person narrative adventure game about exploring a cult compound in the remote New Mexico desert. Discover the lives of the former inhabitants — what brought them together, what they believed, and why they ended it all.

Pros:

  • Vibrant pixel art graphics.
  • 275.4mb download size.
  • First-person adventure game.
  • Sensitivity slider.
  • Strong voice work telling the story.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • The story deals with a sensitive subject and nails it.
  • Puzzle elements.
  • Save when you want.
  • Tape decks-find and listen to the story.
  • Run button for fast traversal.
  • Free roam of the site.
  • Play how you want.
  • Interactions play out and feel very much like a point and click game.
  • Cross-buy with PlayStation Vita.
  • Very mellow experience.
  • Map.
  • Easy trophy list.

Sagebrush

Cons:

  • The map doesn’t show your current location and cannot be interacted with.
  • Can’t do anything when the story is being told.
  • No clear path to achieving the goals.
  • Invisible walls.
  • Certain interactions require clinical precision.
  • No replay value.

Sagebrush

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10
6.6/10

Summary

Sage brush is a very simple adventure game combining free roam with point and click interactions. You are free to play how you want and can discover tape decks to unravel the story and solve puzzles as you go. It is very mellow and low impact so perfect for a Sunday afternoon session or when you wanna kick back that ks to Vita Cross-buy. You will only play it once and only takes a few hours but it’s easy trophies and a game that does have good moments.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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