In Year Walk, you partake in the Swedish phenomena of year walking, that is, in this case, a walk in a dark snowy wood, which is home to many strange creatures and events. A glimpse of the future is the hoped for prize for following the year walk ritual. Maybe you’ll “Discover if your loved one will love you back.”
It’s definitely got the horror flavor. One look at the companion and you’ll get a feel for the grisly affairs that await you. BUT, you may not want to look at that companion just yet. I didn’t see it until I was finished my first run through and it was still a great adventure without it.
The music is average to great in complimenting some genuinely unsettling moments (Like when you first come across the forest guardian, and when you find some of the babies you're looking for). Which reminds me, there’s some excellent use of the ipod’s touch mechanism! I won’t say much more than that.
The end sequence to the main game is intriguing and fun on the level of puzzle solving, but likely more abstract than many would like (Though is made better by that complimentary app). Some will fault the game for being too short. I finished the experience (game plus companion) in under 3 hours. Is that worth the 3.99$ price tag? There certainly has been more bang for your buck in terms of quantity, but I can vouch that the quality in this “experience” is worth the money.
Year Walk gets 7.8/10