The audio really is sensational, delivering an immersive cinematic atmosphere and truly making you feel like you’re there, drifting through space.
When it’s not glitching out or screen tearing like mad during the cutscenes, the visuals can be pretty nice to look at, especially when you traverse the exterior of the station to view The Observation in full.
Despite the controls for the sphere being an absolute pain to control, it’s actually very easy to understand S.A.M.’s system and how you can navigate the entire station with it. After the first hour of learning it, you’ll quickly be whizzing round like an AI god.
Even though the story of Observation is short and sweet, it’s easy to find yourself wanting to return to it for another playthrough to see if there’s anything else you might’ve missed. The story is crazy alluring and being S.A.M. is just a lot of fun.
Sadly, the achievements are extremely lacklustre and incredibly basic. You’ll unlock an achievement for completing each chapter of the game, but then you have a couple of optional ones, which aren’t all that hard to do.