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Virginia Review

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Posted: 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Virginia is a mystery adventure game where you play a graduate FBI agent Anne Tarver as she investigates her first case: the disappearance of a boy in rural Virginia. You explore the world and find clues to solve the crime, all the time aware that other powers are afoot.

Set in a fictionalised Virginia in 1992, you and your partner, special agent Maria Halperin, travel from location to location interacting with characters and potential clues in the environment. However, as you look into the disappearance of Lucas Fairfax, your trust of your partner is tested. And there's unnerving supernatural goings on.

Along with the film-like pacing and visuals, Virginia is unusual for its omission of any dialogue. Instead, Virginia tells its story through the physicality of characters and the world you pass through.

What results is a game that creates space for thinking and observation. Like Dale Bartholomew Cooper from Twin Peaks, your investigation runs on intuition and instinct rather than puzzle solving and reason that other games often resort to. Here you proceed by letting yourself get wrapped up in the world of Virginia which, at the same time, is to get lost in someone elses head.

DetailsGame Details

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Release Date: 22/11/2016

Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure and Narrative

Developer: @VariableState

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 2 hours and 3 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12 for depictions of minor realistic violence towards humans. The game also features (hand) gestures that could be regarded as offensive. In one scene, someone raises their middle finger towards another person. Other scenes feature mild violence, with characters being pushed over or slapped in the face. The game features drug references. For instance, your character finds a room filled with paraphenalia such as a hookah pipe and a bottle marked LSD. She is also seen ingesting an unidentified substance which results in a hallucination.

ESRB MATURE 17+ for Violence, Suggestive Themes, Use of Drugs and Alcohol

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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