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Review: STAY (PS4 PSN)

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STAY or LIVE With The Consequences of LEAVING!

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developed by Appnormals Team and published by PQube & Ratalaika Games, STAY is a horror visual novel with retro graphics that has you STAY in contact with an unfortunate person who has no clue where he is and how he can escape. This is a rather interesting plot and that alone is worth checking this title out, but there's much more to this game than that. Continue reading our review to learn more!



The story in STAY is pretty wild, an unfortunate man wakes up to unfamiliar surroundings with little more than his computer and the clothes on his back. In this dark place not all is as it seems and it's dangerous to attempt to escape without assistance. Luckily he has you! As the only person in his chatroom you must guide him to safety and stave off insanity from setting in by communication and giving him advice. You'll want to play the game frequently until finished as the game's time will progress without you so things can get pretty dicey if you take a long break between sessions.

The game also features a huge number of extremely difficult puzzles, which we admittedly had to rely on a guide to solve some of the more challenging ones. STAY features multiple endings which adds to the replayability of the game. The game can be exceptionally difficult at times, but is quite short clocking in at under 10 hours in length. The controls are intuitive and easy to learn which is always a good thing and best of all STAY is PSTV compatible!



STAY has a fantastic yet very retro art direction with great details, the menues are streamlined and look amazing as well. The soundtrack is pretty solid as well and fits the mood of the game quite nicely!

Bottom-Line:

With a great and unique story, solid gameplay, flawless controls, amazing visuals, and a fitting soundtrack, STAY is a great game worth checking out, but the puzzles in the game feel extremely unfair and difficult at times which really hampers the accessibility of the game, but overall we give STAY for the PS4 and PSTV a solid level of recommendation!


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Score: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7/10

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Last edited by Reanfan on November 18th 2018, 3:47 pm; edited 9 times in total

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on November 21st 2018, 9:50 pmClαππαd
Nice review boss. My hubby read your review and decided to take the plunge. He says he'll play the game on his Vita while outside grilling the Turkey on the barbecue tomorrow. Smile
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on November 25th 2018, 2:27 amDigiDestined
@Reanfan Nice review. =)
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on November 26th 2018, 12:14 pmStaroceancrazy
Awesome review @Reanfan Exclamation
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on November 27th 2018, 3:49 pmShanaNoShakugan
Such nice review. Smile
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on November 27th 2018, 3:53 pmRWBY_Red
Fantastic review Rean-Senpai. Smile
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on November 29th 2018, 4:46 pmReanfan
Thanks for the comments! You guys are awesome! king
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on November 29th 2018, 8:56 pmSplatuna
Great review Rean.
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on November 30th 2018, 9:25 amToughGamer
Good review, I might pick this up if it gets a physical release.
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