[PlayStation 5] The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna Review
The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna from eastasiasoft and Tonguç Bodur is the soul-searching journey of a university graduate returning to the village he grew up in. Check our The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna review!
The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna from eastasiasoft and Tonguç Bodur is the soul-searching journey of a Craiova University graduate returning to the village he grew up in. It’s the latest first-person experience from the indie dev and publisher, who have previously given us Drizzlepath: Deja Vu and Lucid Cycle on PlayStation. As was the case for those two, The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna is also a first-person walking simulator, and since there are no enemies and only a few puzzles to solve, it’s a perfect game to play at your own pace to unwind for a bit.
As has been the case for other first-person experiences such as this one, you’ll control your character with the left analog stick, as you look around each area with the right analog stick. If you want to toggle running, press in on the left analog stick – a.k.a. the L3 button. The Square button is for interacting – which you’ll use to review some objects and to complete the handful of puzzles you’ll run into during your time with The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna. You also have a flashlight you can toggle by pressing in on the right analog stick. Oh, and you can press the R1 button to switch the camera angle and turn this into a third-person game!
And now, some great news for trophy hunters! The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna has a full trophy list that includes 1 Silver trophy and 11 Gold trophies. On top of this, all trophies are story-related, so as long as you complete the game – which should take you around 2-3 hours tops – you will get every single trophy along the way. To make things even better, this is a Cross-Buy release, so with your purchase, you’ll get the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions for the game, and each one features a separate trophy list.
If you’re a fan of first-person walking simulators, then you’ll enjoy The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna. If you’re new to the genre, then this one might win you over. It does not reinvent the genre, but it does offer an interesting story – dark at times – that shows us Andrei’s journey from leaving the village, and what happens when he returns after graduating, to find a town that is no more. With only a few puzzles to solve and a straightforward path, you’ll be able to complete this in 2-3 hours at most. The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna is out as a Cross-Buy title on PS4 and PS5 with a
This The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by eastasiasoft.