What I liked:
- The story kept me interested throughout my time with the game and the added twists and turns meant that I didn’t know what was going to happen next.
- I really enjoyed the amount of freedom I was given when investigating because not only did it keep things immersive but it also made it exciting as well.
- Both the visuals and sound design shined bright throughout and they combined with the story extremely well giving it an extra layer along the way.
- The real-life clock combines with the interaction perfectly and it makes discovering the truth feel very important and rewarding.
What I didn’t like:
- Whilst the game has recently had a patch there’s still a few technical issues you have to contend with every now and then.
- Finding all of the clues can be a little frustrating and whilst I appreciated the realism it can make things become a bit more difficult.
- In order to experience both the endings you have to play through the game fully both times which was a little tedious.
Does The Occupation do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all there’s been a few games over recent years that have required you to do investigating to come to the final conclusion and whilst some of them games have been good they have lacked in terms of realism. The Occupation though is unique in that sense because it features a real-life clock that you have to follow closely and even though finding all of the clues in a specific time can be a little frustrating it definitely made finding the truth that little bit more important. Finding the truth is also rewarding as well because getting there is very exciting indeed and that’s mainly because the game gives you a great sense of freedom when interacting with your surroundings. You will find a few technical issues along the way when interacting though and whilst none of these are major issues they can still be annoying from time to time. Thankfully though I was able to look past these issues and that was mainly down to the game’s story which is not only interesting but very immersive as well. This immersiveness then is created by the very good presentation and I must admit that I was impressed with everything that was contained in both the visuals and sound design. At the end of the day then even though The Occupation has a few imperfections present it still offers you an exciting adventure that’s worth experiencing and as far as other games in the genre go The Occupation offers you a unique flavour which makes recommending this game to you a very easy affair.
I rate The Occupation 8/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: White Paper Games
Publisher: Humble Bundle
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date (Xbox One): March 5, 2019