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Close to the Sun ~ PAX East Hands On

Close to the Sun Review Hands On PAX East The Mommy Gamers

Close to the Sun is a beautiful game with a horrific story, coming in 2019 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Players guide journalist Rose Archer in search of her sister Ada, who is stationed on the Helios. Set in 1897, the Helios is the vision of Nikola Tesla, a famous inventor, mechanical engineer, and futurist.

One of the beautiful non-blood covered areas.

I got a Layers of Fear vibe from Close to the Sun, with the story being a heavy focus of the game, and of course…all the blood. A little later in the demo I got a big Resident of Evil vibe as Rose was repeatedly stabbed after my multiple failed attempts at running away from a madman. But it’s not all jump scares and blood, the art deco aesthetic and breathtakingly beautiful graphics balanced out the gore nicely.

Once the doors close behind you the story really starts to unfold.

At the end of the lengthy hands on demo at PAX East I left wanting to know more about Rose and her story. Does Rose ever find her sister Ada? What happened aboard the Helios to quarantine that colossal ship? I hope to spend more time unraveling these mysteries later this year when Close to the Sun releases.

Check out the Close to the Sun Official Trailer:

Close to the Sun,will come exclusively to the Epic Games Store on PC. Available now for pre-purchase worldwide. Prospective adventurers can discover Close to the Sun at, for $29.99 in North America and €29.99 in most European countries.

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1 Comment

  • Zachary Nathanson

    I can’t wait for this game to come to both the XBOX One and PS4. From what I’ve watched from the gameplay previews, the art deco looks amazing. I wouldn’t compare it to BioShock (one of my favorite franchises), but there are some elements from Dead Space 1 & 2, Condemned: Criminal Origins, and Prey. And some of the horror elements of the Italian master Dario Argento’s Suspiria in there (in my opinion, the original not the remake). Great review you did. Even though I like the big names in the video games like; BioShock, Dishonored 1 & 2, Dead Space, and parts of the Gears of War franchise, I have to show some support to the little guy.

    The little guy needs some support no matter what. I admired the games like; We Happy Few (please don’t kill me over that), Cuphead, Gone Home, and TACOMA to name a few. But I can’t wait to see and play Close to the Sun when it comes to the gaming consoles.

    April 15, 2019 at 8:41 pm Reply
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