The Sexy Brutale, anyone?


#1

I’ve been keeping an eye on this one since release, I think it’s up my alley but of course it’s competing with all the other stuff I’m playing or planning to play. What I’m seeing seems to indicate it’s kind of a mix of Majora’s Mask and Ghost Trick, two games I really enjoyed. And it’s going for $10 on Xbox this week, so I figure I may jump in. I’ve checked around at a few reviews but just curious if anyone around these parts had opinions about the game?


#2

I have no opinion, but I bought it a few weeks back when it was discounted after hearing @Ginger_Yellow and others praising it. It looks right up my street, I’m just struggling to fit it in too.


#3

If you enjoyed Ghost Trick, you’ll almost certainly love it.


#4

It was gifted to me, and while I found the concept interesting, it grew tedious pretty quickly, since the repeating day ends pretty quickly, and while the knowledge you’ve retained remains, your inventory doesn’t

Imagine a point-and-click adventure where you have to go around collecting the same 3 or 4 inventory items every 15 minutes, and you’ll get the idea.


#5

Huh. I hadn’t made that connection, maybe because puzzles in Ghost Trick were generally contained to manipulating events on one screen at a time. Here, from what I’ve seen, you got the temporal element combined with moving from room to room.


#6

This is currently in a bundle for $10, I plan to get it after reading this review:

Also this ACG video was good. :)

Seems like a great 10 hour, single play through game. @geggis did you play it yet?


#7

If you’re going to buy it anyway, just avoid the review and surprise yourself! ;-)

I haven’t played it yet, no. Too many games etc.


#8

I played it, thanks to @Ex-SWoo’s generosity, and it was a pleasant experience, in part because of the ending. The game itself was too simple for my taste, and although it aimed at a sort of Dark Souls (crumble pieces) approach to the narrative, I thought the writing wasn’t good enough to achieve the level of evocation needed. I nfact, I found the game itself to be very hesitant in its overall tone.
No Ghost Trick, that’s for sure, but I enjoyed experiencing it, and I appreciated it was short and was doing its thing without trying to overextend itself.