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Game review: Sable

29 June 2022 •

By: Jason Reviews

It’s no secret that we are massive gamers, so much so that we have a Mattermost group dedicated to serious game discussions, recommendations, and reviews. We realised that there are probably other passionate individuals who might want to hear what we have to say. Why keep our discussions private, when we can share them with other fellow gamers?

We’re kicking off our first game review with Sable, an open-world adventure set in a vast desert landscape, played by an individual named Sable. It was developed by Shedworks, published by Raw Fury and released to the public in September 2021 for Windows, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One platforms.

Interested to know more? Jason has got it covered.

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Image source: Polygon

Q: What attracted you to this game?

The art style drew me to it. It's incredibly minimalistic with a great aesthetic. I did not know what it was about or its playability.

Q: What platform do you play it on?

I played this game on PC, but it is available on Xbox as well.

Q: What is the game about?

Sable is an open-world exploration game that follows a youngling named Sable who is embarking on a journey to find their purpose in life, meeting different people and completing different tasks to figure out what they would ultimately end up doing. For this period of their life, they are called Gliders and have been given the gift of gliding while they find their way. Along their journey, they will collect badges after completing tasks for the different “life” directions they could take. Some ‌directions are Entertainer, Machinist and Scrapper, amongst others.

Q: What makes this game unique?

The game is entirely open-ended and never tells you what to do or where to go next. The decision is completely yours. Even while completing a task, you can decide to do another task instead and get back to that later, without having to “fail” the previous objective. The game remains free from combat and conflict, which is refreshing and allows you to unwind and relax.

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Image source: Polygon

Q: How difficult/challenging is this game?

The game is easy, but depending on your level of skill with games, ‌it could be a little hard, especially because there are little-to-no instructions or directions on where to go or what to do. The puzzles could be challenging for some, but given time, they may become easier, especially because the game doesn’t rush you to do anything. It’s all at your own pace.

Q: Who do you think would enjoy this game?

Anyone who loves puzzle-solving games, and open-ended adventure games will find this a treat. I think this is also a great introduction to gaming‌.

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29 June 2022
By: Jason

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