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  • Summary: The Red Strings Club is a cyberpunk narrative experience about fate and happiness featuring the extensive use of pottery, bartending and impersonating people on the phone to take down a corporate conspiracy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Jan 31, 2018
    95
    The Red Strings Club is a game with refined dialogue and sublimely implemented choices. It sets a new standard for story-driven adventure games that can be seen as literature.
  2. Jan 22, 2018
    90
    The creators of Gods Will Be Watching bring us The Red Strings Club, a cyberpunk conversational adventure about happiness, fate and the power of technology corporations. It builds a multilinear plot with deep, diverse and complex characters. The game is varied thanks to different mechanics, like serving cocktails or making pottery, that interweaves with profound conversations in which we must research about a dystopian-ish enterprise.
  3. Jan 24, 2018
    90
    The Red Strings Club deeply explores human emotions and feelings, giving the player the opportunity to play with them.
  4. Jan 22, 2018
    80
    Seeing the way that your decisions ripple outward and affect other parts of the game adds a sense of weight to every scene.
  5. Feb 5, 2018
    80
    The Red Strings Club in an excellent story-driven game that offers a beautiful pixel design and a very interesting narrative gameplay.
  6. Jan 24, 2018
    77
    The Red Strings Club is a clever (and occasionally quite confronting) narrative experience that blends a compelling cocktail of ethical quandaries and social engineering, with a fresh slice of low-stress minigames. Served chilled.
  7. Jan 23, 2018
    30
    Sadly, The Red Strings Club will fool some into thinking it follows in the footsteps of classics from WadjetEye Games purely because of its aesthetics. Do not be mistaken, though. This is not a patch on any of that company's releases, nor is it affiliated with it at all. Instead, this takes an intriguing style and theme of the world gone mad for technology, mixes in some extremely random love story between the lead duo of hacker and bartender that bears no relevance to the underlying tale, adds in a heavy dose of some of the most painful attempts at puzzles, and then perfectly tops it all off with an overly wordy script filled with too much padding.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 23, 2018
    10
    Fun, innovative gameplay mechanics. Awesome cyberpunk story with very well developed characters. Really beautiful pixel art and music with aFun, innovative gameplay mechanics. Awesome cyberpunk story with very well developed characters. Really beautiful pixel art and music with a very personal style. Overall top quality everywhere with many unique and innovative touches. Potential indie GOTY. Expand
  2. Feb 1, 2018
    9
    A stunning game where your choices have a large impact on the story line. The characters are intriguing and bizarre enough that I can't thinkA stunning game where your choices have a large impact on the story line. The characters are intriguing and bizarre enough that I can't think of any other game like it. Best of all however, is the philosophy behind the plot and the message it sends, ensuring that it will stay with you long after it's finished. Expand
  3. Jan 26, 2018
    7
    Pros:
    -Atmosphere, tone, and style
    -Writing -Interesting characters -Story about the ethics of social control -Bartending and pottery
    Pros:
    -Atmosphere, tone, and style
    -Writing
    -Interesting characters
    -Story about the ethics of social control
    -Bartending and pottery mini games!

    Cons
    -Segments/scenes feel drawn out
    -Ending felt random and unfounded
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