Dull Grey from Sometimes You and Provodnik Games is a visual novel about a mother, her son, and free will. Learn more in our Dull Grey review!
In Dull Grey from Sometimes You and Provodnik Games, you’ll be taking on a short visual novel about a mother, her son, and free will. The game starts as the mother takes her son to see his grandmother, an old lady who barely remembers Kiryusha – Kir for short. It turns out that today is a very important day in all of their lives since they’re about to choose a profession for Kir. There are new rules in place, and the progress-program provides them with options, and they have to choose the profession to take on.
Since this is a visual novel – presented with lots of black, white, and grey -, you’ll be doing a ton of reading. You’ll move the story’s dialogue forward by pressing the R1 button, and you can take a step back by pressing the L1 button. When presented with options, you must move between them with the left analog stick or the D-Pad. Robots have taken over most of the jobs, so you now live in a world without many choices in your future.
You don’t have many dialogue choices either. After every story segment, your answers will be limited to telling your mother which one of two jobs you’ll aim to take. As a heads-up, if you wait for, say, around ten seconds during any of the times you have to select what job you’re willing to take, a new option might pop up, which could lead you down a different path for the final choices you can make.
The game has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy waiting for you. The game is a short adventure, and the trophies are tied to helping Kir achieve the many potential professions that can open up as he either takes on the two options that would make his mother proud or finds a way to speak for himself so that his options can open up beyond what the progress-program is trying to force upon people.
Dull Grey is an adventure set in a dark world, and it’s up to you to try and help Kir find the path needed towards a new life beyond the drama of his everyday life, growing up as he searches for a way towards happiness. Dull Grey is out on PlayStation 4 with a budget $4.99 price.
This Dull Grey review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Sometimes You.