This gem of a game blew me away with its interesting story and amazing voice acting. It is worth it to play it the first time without a guide and start a new one for the missing achievements. 4h+
Approximate amount of time to 100%: 4h+
Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1, but you might end up with at least one more
Is there a good guide available: Not yet. I tried to write one, but it isn’t easy for this game. I hope somebody else will be able to make a good guide.
Multiplayer achievements: No
Missable achievements: Yes, mostly the side quests
Grinding Achievements: No
DLC-Only achievements: No
Time-gated achievements: No
Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty option
Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
This game is amazing! It is a story-driven detective adventure game. It doesn’t waste much time before the story gets really interesting. You play as Jorge, an ex-police officer who got hurt and ended up in a wheelchair. You’re stuck in your apartment with only your sketchbook and a binocular, watching your neighborhood. You’ll never leave your apartment during the whole story, which may sound weird, but you can see a lot of things from your balcony and you get a “partner in crime” who can investigate things for you.
This game has so much charm. The voice acting is amazing, and the artwork has so many small details. The game has a political theme, which might not be for everybody. It is also based in a time where freedom of speaking up and freedom of being sexually attracted to the same sex isn’t accepted by the authorities. At the beginning of the story, the main character is very short-minded but during the story you’ll see that his opinion changed when he sees how unfair certain people get treated.
A big downside to this game and that is that it doesn’t have a manual save system. It saves automatically at the end of every chapter (there are 10 chapters). If you quit during a chapter, you’ll be back at the beginning of that chapter when you start the game. Most chapters aren’t that long, but some might feel long and it sucks that you can’t quit the game during a chapter to come back to it where you left off.
Another small downside was that some sections have a countdown timer in which you have to do something, or find something. Those sections gave me a bit of stress while I think the game didn’t need that. In my opinion the game could easily not have times sections and still tell the same impressive story.
I would highly recommend playing this game the first time without any guide or help. It is worth it to fully experience the game the first time. It took me around 3 to 4 hours to beat it without a guide. After you beat the game you get chapter selection so you can easily get the achievements in which you had to make a different choice.
There are quite a few missable achievements, for the side stories. Try to focus on all the main characters during your first playthrough. Then in a second playthrough you can focus on the ones you’re missing. There is an achievement for completing all the side quests, but you don’t have to do that in 1 playthrough. The achievement will check if you got all the side quests achievements and the beginning of the credits.
This review is written on 24 May 2020 based on the Steam version which has 13 achievement when I write this review. The information can be outdated when developers add or remove achievements.