[PlayStation 4] The Station Review
The Station is a first-person sci-fi mystery developed by the team of the same name, which takes you on a short journey through a deserted space platform. Learn more about it in our The Station review!
The game starts when you dock into a space station in which you are tasked with exploring the surrounding area to find out what happened and where everyone has gone to. You will do this by interacting with each area of the station, searching for clues and objects as well as handy audio logs â€“ which look like blue glowing spheres â€“ that will allow you to learn more about what has happened here.
This being a first-person walking simulator, controls are simple since you move with the left analog stick and look around with the right analog stick. You can examine things with the L1 button and interact with the R1 button. If you need to move around the station at a faster pace, you can hold down the R2 button to run. If, on the other hand, you need to slow down and look at things from a different perspective, you can press down the L2 button to crouch.
There were three people inside of the space station, and by interacting with the audio logs and by checking out the items you can find in each room, you will start to piece together what happened to themâ€¦ and what might happen to you if youâ€™re not careful. I wonâ€™t talk about the content of the audio logs or what youâ€™ll be facing during your time with The Station since I donâ€™t want to spoil the experience for you, since story is the focus of walking simulators.
Some of the trophies for The Station are tied to finding audio logs scattered throughout the space station, for completing all puzzles in the game, for completing a handful of activities I wonâ€™t spoil here, and for completing the whole game. Overall, youâ€™re looking at around two to three hours at most for completing the game and getting all trophies out of the way. The game does not include a Platinum trophy, so youâ€™ll be aiming at unlocking eleven trophies in total: six Bronze, four Silver, and one Gold.
The Station is an interesting space adventure that does not overstay its welcome. I enjoy playing these so-called walking simulations, and The Station is a good one with an interesting story for its short adventure. The one complaint Iâ€™d have is that the initial loading is rather long since youâ€™ll be staring at the loading screen for around two to three minutes before youâ€™re presented with the initial story cutscene. Other than that, this is a solid walking simulator on PlayStation 4 from an indie team of veterans you should check out.
This The Station review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by The Station.