Strong voice performances and an excellent score conspire to make this an atmospheric and engaging survival horror adventure. Kudos too for shoehorning in a Die Hard reference.
A very attractive game with gleaming gold and marble environments; bloody, corroding corridors; and a very palpable sense that the Helios is a place that's seen some shit. It's hampered only by a chugging frame rate and stupid monsters.
A mite on the clunky side, interacting can be a tad woolly at times and Rose's movement is sluggish, perhaps deliberately so. Rubbish chase sequences are also an exercise in trial and error guesswork, but exploration is pleasurable. Until it gets scary.
An intriguing ten chapter storyline that proves compelling from beginning to end, Close to the Sun is fairly standard survival horror fare, with enjoyable exploration and no combat to muddy things. Shame about those crummy chase bits. Did we mention those?
Complete the game, find and gather all of the collectibles. Done. Oh, then complete the game in less than three hours without dying.