The Shore Review (Steam)

For this The Shore Review, where we play a first-person story-driven game with an atmospheric environment and narrations, You will encounter mysterious creatures and unravel the secrets behind them. Strong elements of horror, struggle to survive an unknown world that will make you question your own sanity.

The Shore Review Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 15.17GB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Full controller support.
  • Graphics settings – screen mode, fps lock, resolution, graphics preset, texture streaming, subtitles, camera speed slider, and a field of view slider.
  • Can Invert axis.
  • Photo mode with many in-depth options such as depth of field, tint, contrast, exposure, and tilting the lens.
  • First-person view.
  • Fantastic-looking locations.
  • Interactive elements show a pop-up icon.
  • When you pick up an item it is a 3D model and you can move it around.
  • Good voicework.
  • Cool looking inventory screen.
  • Free to roam around as you wish.
  • The level design is good with a lot of noticeable and obvious yet hidden nods to direction.
  • A lot of really cool art and objects to pick up.
  • Has a strong Lovecraftian theme running throughout.
  • Slight horror and physiologic elements.
  • A creepy yet inviting game world.
  • Puzzles throughout.
  • Some really good creepy sequences.

The Shore Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • The photo mode is click left stick and without being able to rebind it makes it a real pain as you instinctively always click the stick.
  • The controls are not great.
  • Minimal graphics options.
  • The birds don’t move and look kinda weird.
  • The Interactive icons don’t always show or they require you to be so close.
  • No actual tutorial.
  • You need to be so precise in order to grab/pick up items.
  • Invisible walls everywhere.
  • Large paragraphs of text.
  • Can feel lost most of the time.
  • Never sure when it’s saved.

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The Shore:

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10

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!