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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: August 07, 2017 (12:06 AM)
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This game looks so interesting, and I didn't hear about it until your review and screenshots showed up on the site. I agree that the art style is gorgeous, or seems to be, and you describe the mechanics in a way that makes them sound better than average, so I was a little surprised you settled on a 2 for the score. As far as I can tell, the big knocks against it are that it ends with a cliffhanger and the story comes off as convoluted. That doesn't sound so bad, but then, I'm not someone who tends to pay much attention to story, anyway.

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Author: Nightfire
Posted: August 07, 2017 (10:38 AM)
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The story is not well presented, the combat tends to be on the flatter side, and the game is simply not complete. Three hours for a playthrough is actually generous; my Steam account logged 2.4. The "cliffhanger" ending occurs extremely abruptly, practically right in the middle of a cutscene, just as Granny is briefing Red on the next task she needs to do. There really isn't any closure for much of anything; it wasn't a good spot to end the game. Since the game is so heavily story-focused, that was a big detractor for me.

I also neglected to mention the awful stealth component of this game. There are a few sequences where it's a good idea to sneak past certain powerful guards that can kill Red with one hit, but really there's no point, because she can generally sprint past them without too much trouble anyway (there is no stamina mechanic). It was hardly worth mentioning though, because there were maybe two or three spots in the game where stealth was even a consideration. Either way, they added nothing to the game, especially considering Red's ultra-slow sneak speed.

I was considering giving this game 3 stars, but it would have just barely made the cut if so. It's simply not worth the asking price of $10 USD in its current state. I got it on sale for $3 and felt like I just barely got my money's worth.

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Author: Zydrate
Posted: August 08, 2017 (02:25 AM)
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All your screenshots look like they could have been a CGI movie instead, honestly.

I want to look into it but I might find a Let's Play first to see what the actual game is.

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