• Last Stop Review

    10 days ago - By IGN

    ‘Mind the Gap' is a famous safety slogan associated with London's Underground rail network, but in Last Stop some more useful advice would be ‘never mind the gap, there's a bloody portal to another dimension down here'. This character-driven adventure focuses on the lives of three locals who live on a fictionalised version of London's Piccadilly line, each influenced in varying ways by the mystical gateway that's opened up deep beneath the British capital. However, while the quick-time events and cinematic camera angles initially give Last Stop some serious Heavy Rain-style choose your own...
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  • Last Stop for PC review: These three stories take some big swings

    Last Stop for PC review: These three stories take some big swings

    10 days ago - By Windows Central

    If Virginia was Variable State's quiet, nuanced introduction, Last Stop is that louder evolution.
    If you had the power to change your life drastically, but put other people in harm's way, would you do it? That's the ultimate question that Last Stop, the newest game from indie studio Variable State and published by Annapurna Interactive seeks to answer. However, to get there you have to go through three very different but slightly interconnected stories about modernity, relationships, work culture, and more with a paranormal twist.
    It might sound like a lot, and it is. Compared to Virginia...
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  • Last Stop review: half a really good Doctor Who episode

    Last Stop review: half a really good Doctor Who episode

    10 days ago - By Rock, Paper, Shotgun

    I was a fan of Virginia , Variable State's first-person FBI thriller. It used unusual camera cuts to create a really filmic vibe, something that games are always trying to do but rarely succeed. Last Stop is Variable State's new story adventure game, and adds two more fully voiced protagonists, three converging storylines, and a bunch of glowy green sci-fi light, while keeping the TV show style. With all the stories taking place in the same borough of London, the result is somewhere between Black Mirror and Doctor Who.
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