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  • Summary: Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love is a satirical point and click inspired by the classic adventure games. It smuggles you out of your comfort zone and throws you into the middle of a Cold War spy intrigue - where there’s an even bigger game being played...
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 21, 2019
    100
    If you are a fan of point-and-click RPG, hilarious storytelling, or you would like to try a point and click for the first time, then you really can’t go past this game. It is brilliantly written, carefully designed and put together; and most of all, seriously brilliant satire.
  2. May 24, 2019
    90
    Chock-full of gorgeous, great-sounding set pieces and characters, the hilarious Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love presents a witty commentary on Cold War era politics within a story and gameplay that anyone can enjoy.
  3. May 29, 2019
    90
    Hats off to Artifex Mundi for having guts to make a diversion into point-and-click adventures. Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love could easily have been a leftover turkey that wasn’t tasty even the first time it was roasted, but it sticks its landing right through to the very last scene. Despite being an indie title, the game is crafted deceivingly professionally. That’s especially highlighted in the script that has been properly edited to sharpen its impact with only minimum slack. In these days of mostly grim entertainment, it was so liberating to laugh with the game and be constantly amused by its many wonderful twists and turns.
  4. May 20, 2019
    80
    Irony Curtain is a fun game with a lot of heart. You can instantly tell just how much care and attention went into its creation. This ultimately results in a game that’s well-written, well-designed, and confidently wears its satirical tilt on its red sleeves. For me, the brilliant writing was just enough to stave off the tedium of some puzzles. If you are nostalgic for point and click games of old, Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love is worth a look.
  5. May 22, 2019
    80
    Overall though, Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka is a unique triumph, a game that offers a fresh take on a well-trodden genre that’s far funnier than a game about communist history has any right to be. It manages to feel incredibly polished without losing that distinctive indie touch; the feeling that you’re playing a distinctly authored experience that hasn’t been focus-grouped to oblivion. Be prepared to think outside the box, but make sure you check out this beautifully constructed and often hilarious adventure that’s sure to delight anyone who loves a good point and click game.
  6. May 21, 2019
    80
    A clever, well-written appreciation of classic Point-and-Click Adventure games that should definitely be checked out by fans of the genre or anyone looking to recapture that Lucasfilm nostalgia
  7. Aug 7, 2019
    68
    If you’re not a member of the Communist Party and you do not feel nostalgic whenever someone mentions USSR, the journey to Matryoshka will bring you 10-12 hours of fun. Although it’s a bit disappointing that the writers missed an opportunity to turn this light comedy into a satirical study of a person’s fate in a totalitarian state where cult of personality reigns over all.

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  1. May 25, 2019
    10
    Instant classic :) Humorous, well written, clearly made by people with passion for classic point & click games. Highly recommended piece ofInstant classic :) Humorous, well written, clearly made by people with passion for classic point & click games. Highly recommended piece of gaming art! Expand
  2. Jul 18, 2019
    9
    Great 2D point & click game.
    PROS: perfect character animations + smart puzzles + brilliant help puzzles (phone) + very short loading times
    Great 2D point & click game.
    PROS: perfect character animations + smart puzzles + brilliant help puzzles (phone) + very short loading times
    CONS: story didn't caught my eye
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