[PS5] Drizzlepath: Deja Vu Review
Drizzlepath: Deja Vu from eastasiasoft and Tonguç Bodur is a narrative-driven first-person adventure on PlayStation. Learn more in our Drizzlepath: Deja Vu
Drizzlepath: Deja Vu from eastasiasoft and Tonguç Bodur is a narrative-driven first-person adventure on PlayStation. You’ll be taking on the role of a nameless man who is on his way towards a mountaintop to try and find answers. It’s what you’d call a walking sim since there’s no combat and even no puzzles to complete. I previously got a chance to review Lucid Cycle on PlayStation 5 from the same developer, and since this one is a reimagining of the first game he developed, I wanted to see how the two games were different.
While Lucid Cycle focuses on small dream-like abstract sequences where you’ll be exploring some bizarre locations, Drizzlepath: Déjà vu feels more like a familiar walk through nature as you ponder the real meaning of life as you walk through a seamless map with no loading in between. You’ll get to learn more about your character and his journey by exploring your surroundings, triggering new story elements, and discovering hidden secrets that will bring you closer to your destination.
With this one being a walking sim, the controls are even simpler than they were for Lucid Cycle. Your character will move with the left analog stick, with the right one being used to look around. If you don’t feel like always pushing the left analog stick forward, there’s also the option of pressing the Triangle button to activate autowalking. On top of this, you can always press the L1 or Circle button to toggle running to speed things up, and you can press the X button to toggle a crosshair if needed.
The trophies are easy to unlock since they’re all related to progressing through the game’s story. You’ll unlock one just by starting the game, and the other one will pop a minute into your journey as soon as you emerge from the water. The list is a simple one that includes a single Silver trophy and 11 Gold trophies. The trophies will unlock at a steady pace as you progress through the game, up until you explore the final section.
Drizzlepath: Deja Vu is a narrative-driven first-person adventure, so it’s what you could call a walking sim experience. It’s a short game that you should be able to complete in an hour at most. With this one being a cross-buy release, you’ll get the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game for a $6.99 asking price.
This Drizzlepath: Deja Vu review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by eastasiasoft.