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  • Summary: The Marquis is renowned for three things: his annual masked balls, his eclectic taste in friends, and his grand casino mansion -- "The Sexy Brutale".
    But this year's party is very different. Something truly terrible has found its way into the heart of "The Sexy Brutale", turning the ball
    The Marquis is renowned for three things: his annual masked balls, his eclectic taste in friends, and his grand casino mansion -- "The Sexy Brutale".
    But this year's party is very different. Something truly terrible has found its way into the heart of "The Sexy Brutale", turning the ball into a nightmare where the staff stalk and murder the guests with no hope of escape.

    And at the end of every day when the clocks strike midnight... the same day begins all over again.

    Discover the secrets of "The Sexy Brutale" casino mansion and its inhabitants as you relive the same mysterious and murderous masked ball over and over. The story is unfolding in real-time all around you -- what is happening to the guests? Who is behind it? Can you piece it all together and end the loop to save them, and save yourself?
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 2, 2018
    90
    Let down only by slowdown, The Sexy Brutale is a load of fun. It's got that Scooby-Doo-like magic to it, that sense of achievement when you solve the puzzles and save the day. Atmosphere is good, music is good, as is innovation - without the slowdown, it would be perfect.
  2. Jan 22, 2018
    80
    Perfect for fans of intricate time-looping narratives, The Sexy Brutale is a brilliant mystery puzzler brimming with extravagant character. It's unfortunate this masquerade romp couldn't mask its technical issues on the Switch, but if you enter this mansion of debauchery with a dose of patience, the reward will be a memorable tale orchestrated by a roaring soundtrack.
  3. Dec 11, 2017
    76
    An original and ingenious Art Noveau graphic adventure, which has some performance problems in the Nintendo Switch version.
  4. Dec 12, 2017
    70
    The Sexy Brutale is an immensely enjoyable game and it's easy to understand how it's received such high praise on other platforms. Sadly, the Switch port isn't the best. It suffers from mild audio and major performance issues that a person with lesser patience would find it hard to get through, and that's a real shame.
  5. Dec 18, 2017
    70
    As short-lived as the story is, The Sexy Brutale is still a standout murder mystery title. The stimulating 3D puzzle and adventure elements makes it one of the best within its genre. The chosen theme and locale is also the exact type of setting you want for a title built on intrigue, murder and mystery. If you’re more of a shoot first, ask questions later sort of player, this might not be for you, but for the type of person who enjoys a slower-paced but equally as rewarding game experience, this is a murder mystery worth looking into.
  6. Dec 27, 2017
    69
    The Sexy Brutale is substantially a good game, but the Switch version has many technical problems: unstable frame rate, very long loading times and some major bugs are only a few number of the issues that prevent the game from reaching a higher score.
  7. Mar 16, 2018
    50
    The Sexy Brutale is an intriguing game with good ideas and an incredible atmosphere. It is well worth your time, as long as you don't play it on the Nintendo Switch. Without the technical issues, the game would've garnered a much higher score, but this port struggles at every turn and is best left alone.

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  1. Dec 17, 2017
    5
    The game is pretty fun but really short. i finished it just on one day and i didn't spent all the day. The puzzles are not hard but also notThe game is pretty fun but really short. i finished it just on one day and i didn't spent all the day. The puzzles are not hard but also not easy. On other platforms i would rate it with an 7 or 8 but on switch the game is pretty bad ported. The game doesn't show amazing graphics but somehow on switch the game suddenly start loading between rooms or the performance gets down to like 5 fps for a few seconds.

    I would buy it on PC but not on switch.
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