FAR: Lone Sails PC Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on FAR: Lone Sails by Okomotive and Mixtvision.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game on Keymailer for review/video purposes but like all of my reviews, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
FAR: Lone Sails is a side-scrolling adventure game that follows an unnamed character who travels across a post apocalyptic wasteland in a giant vehicle called the Okomotive.
The game’s story isn’t told through narration or even words. Instead it’s a game that you piece together through the visuals and scenery. Think of the quote “A picture says a thousand words” and you’d essentially have this game. It may be difficult for some to understand but if you can you’ll find that this game is quite beautiful in many ways.
The gameplay revolves around keeping your Okomotive running for as long as possible, until you reach the end of the game. This is actually much easier than it looks. First you need to collect objects for fuel, this includes boxes, lanterns and fuel tanks.
Second you need to either use the Okomotive’s sail or engine to move forward. The sail is best used in windy areas and will be unusable if there’s no wind. The engine requires fuel to use and you’ll often need to vent steam before it builds up. Letting off steam will also give you a small boost of speed when done at the right moment.
The various parts of your Okomotive can be damaged as well. You can repair them as soon as you acquire the repair tool upgrade. The repair tool works sort of like the firehose (Which is used to put out fires on equipment).
The game itself is pretty easy to get into and it sucks you in and doesn’t let go until you’ve completed it. Overall, it’s a superb game and I can’t recommend it enough if you enjoy adventure games. Just keep in mind that it’s a little different from most adventures. It also requires an imagination to truly get the most out of it, which is also something to keep in mind.
Thanks for taking the time to read this short review folks. I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers out!
FAR: Lone Sails$14.99
Features of Interest
- Amazing Atmosphere/Music
- Gorgeous Artwork/Scenery
- Well Designed Puzzles
- Entertaining Throughout
- The Story May Be Difficult For Some Since it Requires An Imagination
- May Be Too Slow Paced For Some