Close to the Sun Review
Released May. 7th, 2019
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Close to the Sun is an enthralling alternate-history thriller that explores the implications of a reality in which all of Nikola Tesla’s ambitious, wild, and often deranged ideas came to life. Some pacing problems and repetitive trial and error segments can make it a bit inconsistent at times, but it still does a wonderful job of letting you get lost in its captivating corridors.

In Close to the Sun you play as Rose, an inquisitive journalist who comes aboard Tesla’s city-sized ship, known as the Helios, to find and rescue her sister Ada. It doesn’t take long for events to go sideways as things are very much not as they seem. While the story starts out slow, there are plenty of lingering questions and bizarre mysteries going on that effectively held my attention to the end of its roughly six-hour playtime.

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