Welcome to the Beginning of the End. Everybody's gone to the Rapture is a game created by the Chinese room, it's a walking simulator with a heavy emphasis on story. The whole village of Shropshire County has Disappeared, Vanished without a trace, Only Flashes of light remains of the fallen. What happened to the Towns folk?
This game as said before is a Walking Simulator, you move silently through the world, switching radios on and off, opening doors, and passing through ghostly environments like a ghost (ironic right?) Everything here has a story guiding you one step closer to the truth. the way the game weaves hope and hopelessness together is its greatest strength, and makes it one of the best narrative-driven (and prettiest)games I have ever played.
It's difficult to describe the game's story, You are told a story through Six People each with their side of events leading up to the end of their lives. something is here and it's killing and making people disappear. The whole county is in Quarantine No one gets in or out, and you're stuck there having to figure everything out. Each Radio, TV and Phone will describe the events in fragments and you have to piece them all together.
The story is a beautiful tale of science and mystery and areas can be "completed" in any order, and events drop just enough clues to get you by. The atmosphere was peaceful, Though the world is empty and eerie I never felt that if I turned the camera I would see a horrifying figure waiting to pounce at me. There are no cheap jump scares, Just empty streets and streaks of light. The world felt lonely and desperate.
The music is great, The first song that greets you "All the Earth" will be the most memberable entries to any video game, both sorrowful and serene as you sit there looking at the sunset. the music is all vocalized and presented throughout the story, Some music queues gave me chills as i heard it. The scene ramping up to it's arc conclusion and the slow walk to the next arc, the music just blends perfectly from story to story.
Though this game is beautiful, Story Driven and well thought out it does have it's annoyances as well.
This is a Walking Simulator, (Yes! I'll keep saying that.) The Movement speed in this game is frustrating. you have 2 speeds Slow and Semi-Slow when holding the R2 Button. I swear sometimes I nodded off to sleep trying to get from one area to the next because the movement speed was too Slow and the Music is a great Lullaby I could listen to all day.
The orbs of light that you see loves to hang around you and get in your face. but what's more annoying at times is that these orbs of light is sometimes blinding. (it's super bright man) it's like looking directly at a flash grenade. MY RETINAS!!!! IT BURNS!!!!
I won't say it's an easy platinum, but a decent one with help from guides. This is a Very Beautiful County and There's a lot of collecting involved here ranging from radios, books, and sights.