Observation review – you are the AI in this unsettling space-station thriller - News Summed Up

Observation review – you are the AI in this unsettling space-station thriller


It might not be your body in peril, but as a player, you feel it no less keenly. But you also have a computer’s limitations: when your OS is offline, or your power is failing, your station map fuzzed and glitching, you must rely on human help. This power dynamic between SAM and Emma makes for an intelligent and compelling game; I played it in one day-long sitting. Only when you are freed from the constraints of the station’s mainframe and transferred into a floating mechanical sphere (think Portal’s Wheatley) does Observation stumble. You can set a waypoint in your system OS to help, but that only works when you have access to the map – and if you can see the map, you’re rather less likely to get lost anyway.


Source: The Guardian May 22, 2019 14:21 UTC



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