In this beautiful, flooded world, humans turn into monsters when they become lonely – but that loneliness takes plenty of different forms. Sea of Solitude is all about navigating dangerous waters, both literally and metaphorically. It’s a story-driven adventure game with powerful and surprising moments. It reaches a narrative high point early, but unfortunately and can’t ride that wave for the entire story. The gameplay fails to evolve, resulting in a monotonous experience that feels like a missed opportunity when compared to its strong start.
Guided by your trusty flare, you play as Kay, a young woman who is desperately trying to become human again. I adored traveling through Sea of Solitude’s gorgeous and ever-changing environments and was happy to see the light flare mechanic used in creative ways, beyond just giving directions.