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Wayward Strand

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Wayward Strand is a unique experience that tells a heartfelt story about growing up and getting old, even if gameplay can sometimes be overly simple and suffer from a lack of clear direction.
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# Reviews: 15

Wayward Strand is a unique experience that tells a heartfelt story about growing up and getting old, even if gameplay can sometimes be overly simple and suffer from a lack of clear direction.

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Critic Reviews for Wayward Strand

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High Score - 95/100
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Average Score - 77/100
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Low Score - 60/100
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7/10
Annette Magaña (Push Square)

With a lovely cast and setting, Wayward Strand is sure to land into your heart even if it does lack gameplay essentials such as more frequent save points or, at the very least, a skip button.

September 15, 2022 |

Wayward Stand tells an intimate story that you discover at your own pace. The non-linear design gives you the freedom to personalize your journey through a long weekend at work with your mother. The in-game clock makes the world feel alive and pushes you to follow story arcs rather than meander. While the conclusion is a little lacklustre and there is an absence of gameplay, this is a wonderful passage through a moment in time.

September 15, 2022 |
74/100
Jaz Sagoo (COGconnected)
9/10
James Wood (Press Start)

Wayward Strand offers up a uniquely Australian take on the narrative adventure game with a gorgeous art direction and moving portrayal of hard-working people in a harsh system. Despite a couple of pacing issues and an unforgiven save system, Wayward Strand is an approachable and hugely enjoyable little world to explore and find some catharsis in.

September 15, 2022 |

Annette Magaña (Push Square)

7/10 - (Read Review)

With a lovely cast and setting, Wayward Strand is sure to land into your heart even if it does lack gameplay essentials such as more frequent save points or, at the very least, a skip button.

Jaz Sagoo (COGconnected)

74/100 - (Read Review)

Wayward Stand tells an intimate story that you discover at your own pace. The non-linear design gives you the freedom to personalize your journey through a long weekend at work with your mother. The in-game clock makes the world feel alive and pushes you to follow story arcs rather than meander. While the conclusion is a little lacklustre and there is an absence of gameplay, this is a wonderful passage through a moment in time.

James Wood (Press Start)

9/10 - (Read Review)

Wayward Strand offers up a uniquely Australian take on the narrative adventure game with a gorgeous art direction and moving portrayal of hard-working people in a harsh system. Despite a couple of pacing issues and an unforgiven save system, Wayward Strand is an approachable and hugely enjoyable little world to explore and find some catharsis in.

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Wayward Strand is a heartfelt interactive story, told in a unique and curious way. Play as Casey Beaumaris – intrepid teenage journalist – as she visits an airborne hospital for the first time. Uncover the airship’s mysteries, and explore the lives of its inhabitants.

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