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Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about a group of friends who unwittingly open a ghostly rift. Play as Alex, a bright, rebellious teenager who brings her new stepbrother Jonas to an overnight party on an old military island. The night takes a terrifying turn when you unwittingly open a ghostly gate spawned from the island’s cryptic past. How you deal with these events, your peers, and the ominous creatures you’ve unleashed is up to you.
Oxenfree is a game in which you really need a very good knowledge of English, because the dialogues between the protagonists play a big role. You often have to listen to several people at the same time, you have to understand them and additionally pay...
attention to your own exploding answer options, because you often have to decide quickly for an answer, even while the conversation is going on, in order to get involved accordingly. If you're not so fit in written and spoken English, you might have problems following the story and might get annoyed afterwards about your decisions, which then happen under time pressure instead of being well-considered: D
Generally the game is very dynamic, because you can also walk through the map during the conversations, follow the other characters or explore the area yourself. A map, which can be called up at any time, where the individual stations/locations are to be seen, provides a good overview. The story itself is really well done (I found it very exciting), the graphics are unusual, but very nice. You control your character with W, A, S, D through the different maps, can switch on and adjust a radio with the mouse to listen to music or mysterious 'announcements' (also here English knowledge is useful, because it is generally more difficult to understand acoustically and possible subtitles are not available here, but really only appear in the character dialogs). Every decision within the dialogs affects the relationship to the individual characters and the course and end of the game.
It was definitely a nice experience and something new for me :)
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