Zarya - 1: Mystery on the Moon

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Region restrictions

Activates within United States
This game has world-wide activation. No known region restrictions in effect.

Description

Requirements

Windows Requirements:
Minimum:
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 CPU: Core i3 6100, AMD X4 860 and above (May work on lower specifications) Graphics: GTX 650Ti, Radeon HD 5870 (May work on lower specifications) RAM: 2 GB HDD: 2 GB Sound card: Generic Network: N/A
Recommended:
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 CPU: Core i5-2500, AMD FX-8120 and above (May work on lower specifications) Graphics: GTX 750, Radeon HD 6950 (May work on lower specifications) RAM: 4 GB HDD: 2 GB Sound card: Generic Network: N/A
 
Important Notes:
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play Windows version.
Linux Requirements:
No requirements to list.
 
Important Notes:
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play Linux version.

Reviews & Comments

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  1. Well written, but barely any gameplay

    Zarya-1 plays like reading the script of am audio dra,a in "Choose your own adventure" style. You are guiding a team of four astronauts who have been sent to the moon to investigate strange radio signal. The game is presented through dialog between the astronauts and about a dozen still images. Occasionally you get to make a choice between 2-3 different things to say.

    The writing is really good, the characters are distinct, and there is well-designed sense of mystery that keeps the player going. The physical conditions of an airless low-gravity environment are described in an interesting and illuminating way. Occasional scary or humorous moments provide suspense and comical relief in well-paced alternation. The game really makes you feel like a mission commander whose decisions will determine the fate of your team. It could have benefited a lot from voice acting, but at this price point, that can hardly be expected.

    On the flip side, there is barely any gameplay. Most of your decisions are just fluff and don't affect the story at all. The game tries to create a sense of urgency by giving you the impression that time and air are limited, but it cannot actually keep track of these resources, and your decisions do not really affect them. Also, paradoxically, the "perfect ending" is hidden in a side track behind pretty arbitrary decisions.

    I enjoyed the story and atmosphere, but wouldn't recommend approaching it like a puzzle or simulation, it simply doesn't have the mechanics for that.

    by Psyringe, Germany - Sep 23rd 2017
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