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Worse things happen at sea.
Return of the Obra Dinn is the most engrossing puzzler on PlayStation 4 since The Witness. Putting you in the shoes of an investigator, you’re sent aboard the titular ship, which has reappeared after being assumed lost five years earlier. Your job is to explore every part of the vessel in order to work out the identity and fate of everyone on board. A powerful pocket watch allows you to go back in time to see freeze frames of each person’s final moments. Using the limited information these snapshots provide, you must fill in the pages of an unfinished record on the ship.
The problem — or the genius — is that identities are rarely spelled out for you. How one person died is usually quite obvious, but with 60 people to distinguish and scarce information to go on, putting names to faces is the tricky part. It’s only through visiting different memories, listening to desperately brief final words, and figuring out who was present where and when that you’ll eventually crack the case. You’re left to solve this mystery through a real investigative process.
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