Jump to content

Jett: The Far Shore (space exploration game - 5 October 2021 for PlayStation/PC) - reviews from OpenCritic posted

Recommended Posts

Epic Games Store page


JETT : THE FAR SHORE® invites you on an interstellar expedition to carve out a future for a people haunted by oblivion in this cinematic action adventure. As scout Mei, be the first to deploy to a mythic ocean planet, take the helm of a 'jett' and explore a vast unknown - skim low over waves, roar up pristine coastlines and carve through otherworldly woods. Adapt to an intricate, systemic open world and persevere through adversity alongside an intimate ensemble in this heartfelt story of courage, wonder and regret.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...
  • 11 months later...
  • Commissar SFLUFAN changed the title to Jett: The Far Shore (space exploration game) - October 5 release announced for PlayStation consoles/PC (EGS)
3 minutes ago, Bloodporne said:

Oh damn. It looked really cool, did people even play it yet??

Yeah, influencers and the like got it already, or at least 3 of 5 chapters.

Kinda Funny had a section on it in PS I Love You, and Easy Allies spoke about how it just wasn't a very good game.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, BloodyHell said:

Yeah, influencers and the like got it already, or at least 3 of 5 chapters.

Kinda Funny had a section on it in PS I Love You, and Easy Allies spoke about how it just wasn't a very good game.

There are too many "grand idea, shitty game" Indies to count so I'm not that surprised. 

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, crispy4000 said:

If it's really that bad, that reminds me of what happened with Haven.  Good indie developer, interesting concept that just couldn't land.

Yeah, agreed. 

With Kinda Funny, I can go either way with their opinions, but I tend to trust most of EA quite a bit. 

All around, every opinion I heard last night was, "Yeah, this is a chore to play."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

Meet the sound designer who created a fictional language based on music for Jett: The Far Shore, an upcoming interstellar adventure game.



Lots of good sci-fi has made up languages, but I don't think many could claim their fictional languages were developed through song. Enter Jett: The Far Shore. It's an upcoming interstellar adventure made by Sword & Sworcery developers Superbrothers with Pine Scented Software, in which a team of scouts take off in their jetts to explore an uncharted planet. Better yet, it features its very own language that sound designer Priscilla Snow developed after finding meaning in the gibberish words she used to form the game's music.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Game Information

Game Title: JETT: The Far Shore


  • PlayStation 5 (Oct 5, 2021)
  • PC (Oct 5, 2021)
  • PlayStation 4 (Oct 5, 2021)

Developer: Superbrothers
Review Aggregator

OpenCritic - 66 average - 28% recommended

Critic Reviews

Inverse - 9 / 10

Jett's heavy narrative is a perfect complement to its gameplay. Whenever you start feeling trapped, whenever things get a little too real, you can get into your jett and lose yourself in the little vessel's delightful speed.

Gameblog - French - 8 / 10

Singular and therefore quite striking, "JETT Le Rivage Lointain" in French in the text, is a journey that should not be missed. It will not remain as a lasting memory that will mark the life of a player forever. It looks more like that nice walk we took on the weekend and which leaves vivid memories. It is a game that has a soul and brilliantly composes a striking musical and aesthetic blend.

GamingBolt - 8 / 10

While some annoyances stop Jett: The Far Shore from realizing its full potential, it's a game that fans of experiences like Journey and Abzu might enjoy.

God is a Geek - 8 / 10

JETT: The Far Shore is a cathartic trip that makes you feel a part of something special in such an unknown and beautiful new world.

PC Invasion - 8 / 10

Jett: The Far Shore deftly blends exploration and narrative elements, telling a story of struggle and hope against the odds. Small issues aside, the game shines with great writing and believable characters who press on even as challenges arise.

IGN Italy - Italian - 7 / 10

JETT - The Far Shore is an adventure that, at its best, conveys a sense of absolute freedom to the player in the exploration of an alien planet. The setting is full of ideas ... and it is a pity that many of these are not fully developed during the story. From a stylistic point of view, the contrast between the minimal graphic style and the orchestral soundtrack is excellent and gives a unique character to the work.

PC Gamer - 70 / 100

Jett: Far From Shore has some epic highs but fiddly ship controls and unanswered questions weigh this space adventure down.

Screen Rant - 3.5 / 5 stars

Aside from some performance issues and a rushed ending, JETT: The Far Shore provides a solid experience with fantastic flying mechanics, interesting world lore and a keen grasp of the spectacle of space exploration. While it's not the best among the many titles eager to tell their particular tale of the exploration of the stars, JETT: The Far Shore succeeds more often than it fails, and it's worth a look for those looking to scratch an interstellar itch.

Spaziogames - Italian - 7 / 10

Impactful and unique, JETT The Far Shore is an interesting space adventure, contemplative and thoroughly unique.

Wccftech - 7 / 10

Jett: The Far Shore is a stylish, fascinating, and challenging work of art that may inspire you to say some very naughty words. While it sometimes succeeds as a chill exploratory experience, iffy controls, poor navigational tools, and overly convoluted missions often harsh the game's vibe. That said, if you're the type that can appreciate a game for its world and message, despite some issues with its minute-to-minute gameplay, feel free to join the Jett set.

Game Informer - 6.8 / 10

There are highlights in this game's visuals and storytelling, though these get bogged down by basic mechanics and uninteresting moment-to-moment gameplay

PlayStation Universe - 6.5 / 10

JETT: The Far Shore is home to a compelling cast of characters and a narrative worth playing and paying attention to, but it ultimately misses its mark and the less than compelling gameplay only further drags it down to an experience that overall feels just okay, and potentially downright boring if you're not gripped by the narrative.

Press Start - 6.5 / 10

JETT: The Far Shore is at its best when you're zipping across landscapes at breakneck speeds, with the music swelling and countless elements of the landscape begging you to explore them. Unfortunately, JETT struggles the most when it slows down, and its faults begin to show. It's a worthwhile experience if the traversal and exploration sound like your kind of thing, but if you're here for a strong narrative experience and tight mission design, JETT: The Far Shore might not deliver.

Everyeye.it - Italian - 6.3 / 10

It was unclear before publication what Jett: The Far Shore wanted to be, which was as alien as its setting. Unfortunately it is not even now. It is a reference not at all veiled to the intuitions of No Man's Sky, but having adapted that playful structure to a narrative that exists and has not indifferent apexes. The problem is almost everything in the gameplay, which together with unresponsive controls transforms even the simplest of activities into an exhausting struggle with the game system.

COGconnected - 62 / 100

JETT: The Far Shore is an ambitious game that is unrelenting in its vision. Placing peaceful exploration at the forefront, missions lack direction and purpose. Although great when flying long distances, the Jett encounters many issues in compact areas. With stiff movement, dull missions and frustrating enemies, JETT: The Far Shore falls short of its ambitious goal.

GamesRadar+ - 3 / 5 stars

Jett: The Far Shore is a frustrating jaunt through space, with a stunning world and narrative let down by clunky, awkward controls.

Push Square - 6 / 10

While it presents itself well and has some neat ideas, Jett: The Far Shore never launches into the stars. Flying around, soaking in the atmosphere, and gathering info on a foreign planet is relaxing fun, but it's scuppered by messy combat scenarios and a story that falls flat. You may get some enjoyment from this, as does have its moments - just don't expect it to hit the stratosphere.

WayTooManyGames - 6 / 10

It seems to be at odds with itself as to what kind of game it wants to be. There are calm moments of catharsis and reflection, but this is undercut by enemy encounters and poor flying mechanics. Even the brief sections where you are allowed to walk around are frustrating because Mei moves like she’s wading through honey. There’s an interesting concept in here, but it’s lost under the shortcomings of the rest of the gameplay. There’s simply nothing memorable about JETT: The Far Shore.

The Games Machine - Italian - 5.8 / 10

JETT: The Far Shore has so much potential wasted due to its abysmal gameplay, the same gameplay that hinders the overall experience and undermines what good has been done on the artistic and narrative sides of the game.

Cultured Vultures - 5.5 / 10

JETT: The Far Shore has admirable ambition in its narrative that its mechanics can't match. This planet might be a nice place for a visit, but you likely won't want to live there.

GameSpot - 5 / 10

Jett: The Far Shore is thrilling when you're flying through the air, but boring puzzles and an unsatisfying conclusion keeps it from soaring.

Hardcore Gamer - 2.5 / 5

JETT: The Far Shore has an impressive world with well-crafted lore, an intriguing story and eye-catching visuals. Unfortunately, you actually have to play through the game to experience any of it, and that ends up being a slow, plodding mess in more ways than one. Maybe those with more patience will enjoy the trip more, but everyone else can rightfully skip JETT: The Far Shore and just remain grounded with better games instead.

Slant Magazine - 2.5 / 5 stars

Beautiful and elegant though it may seem on the outside, Jett: The Far Shore too often lets its stylistic tics drag the experience into varying degrees of frustration.

Echo Boomer - Portuguese - Unscored

An exciting journey on faith and human condition in one of the most peculiar and striking games of 2021.

Eurogamer - No Recommendation / Blank

A sci-fi odyssey of great vision and promise that proves to be its own worst enemy.

Polygon - Unscored

Jett: The Far Shore is a simple game, but a beautiful one, and well worth your time. It can make space a little bit scary, without going over the top, and it strikes a great balance between saccharine and grimdark. The Far Shore is a journey I was glad to take, even when the company got a little too chatty.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Unscored

Jett is a game that's equal parts wonder and frustration, an evocative adventure that feels brilliant under the thumbs, but one whose creative systems feel stifled by rigid story-telling.




Jett: The Far Shore is an indie otherworld adventure for PS5, PS4, and PC. Is it any good? We've got a review based on playing two-thirds of the game.



So why isn't this a review of Jett: The Far Shore? Simple. I got bored of the gameplay and surprisingly dull world of this jet-based exploration game before I reached the end. I found the whole thing rather tedious, and for me, it’s the biggest disappointment of the year. I called it a day on the game's penultimate chapter


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Commissar SFLUFAN changed the title to Jett: The Far Shore (space exploration game - 5 October 2021 for PlayStation/PC) - reviews from OpenCritic posted
4 minutes ago, Xbob42 said:

My tried and true "scroll down until I see an outlet I recognize" tactic has yet to fail me. Always some no-name outlet with a high score about how some boring ass game changed their life. Gotta be a clickbait thing.


TruGamer69.com gives this game an 11/10. Trust me!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...