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[Review Revisited] Actual Sunlight

[Review Revisited] Actual Sunlight

Have you dealt with depression or know someone who has? Actual Sunlight takes those feelings and puts them into a video game, giving you a look into the mind of someone going through depression.Check out our Actual Sunlight review to learn more!

Actual Sunlight – Trailer

A few weeks ago I was looking for something to play on my Vita. I noticed that I still had Actual Sunlight sitting there and decided it was finally time to cross the threshold and play it. I was briefly aware that the title had to do with depression, but didn’t know much else about the game.

It is interestingly designed with a 16-bit look, but set in the modern age. The game is set in Toronto, a city I am very familiar with, so it was really interesting watching the story from this POV. It takes place over a few days of the main character’s life and you get to interact with him, with your apartment, your co-workers, and other people.

The game has a compelling narrative about a man dealing with his depression and coping with it. It’s been a while since a game has hit me this hard emotionally – maybe since Gone Home. I really don’t want to discuss the game too much as to not give the story away, so be sure to play it! Also, I would be remiss to not mention that you should be 18 or older to play this game as it deals with adult themes and language.

Check out the original review right here.

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