Throughout the game, which is pretty linear, you can meet other characters that share their lives with you. Some will leave an impression on you but others won't. In the end, all of them come together to make a transcendental discovery for Evan.
The gameplay is mininmalistic as you'll be limited to moving Evan around each phase in his life. The real core of the game isn't controlling him, rather trying to figure out who he really is.
Grafically, Actual Sunlight isn't too incredible. Its visuals come directly from Game Maker and RPG Maker and leave the game as a bit of an eyesore. However, the game still has a lot going for it despite the low graphics. Actual sunlight is a distinctive game that is desirably potrayed even for the most seasoned gamers who expect something more than waves of zombies, pissed off soviets, and machine guns.