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  • Summary: When a washed-up actor hangs himself on location, a spotlight is cast on the backwater Florida town of Cypress Knee. Your screen becomes a stage on which you investigate this mysterious suicide as three distinct characters: cheeky blogger Romana Teague, down-and-out local reporter JackWhen a washed-up actor hangs himself on location, a spotlight is cast on the backwater Florida town of Cypress Knee. Your screen becomes a stage on which you investigate this mysterious suicide as three distinct characters: cheeky blogger Romana Teague, down-and-out local reporter Jack Bellet, and cynical private investigator K.C. Gaddis.

    Experience a magical reality where characters are transported among scenes, set pieces moved into place, and music wafts from the orchestra pit. Knee Deep is about characters, storytelling, and the melodrama of swampland Florida.
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  1. 70
    Knee Depp is a creative indie with stellar story, pulpy dialogue and serviceable voice acting.
  2. Jun 30, 2015
    70
    Those looking for a narrative video game with distinctly slick presentation will no doubt look at Knee Deep, Act 1: Wonderland with excitement. It does not quite live up to expectations, but then again, this is just the start of a larger series.
  3. Jul 8, 2015
    70
    Knee Deep, Act One: Wonderland at least has me hooked for the second installment, so it’s doing plenty right. Despite its missed opportunities, it still manages to entertain, and I’m eager to find out more about Cypress Knee’s sinister secrets. Hell, I dig it a lot more than Life Is Strange, I can say that much.
  4. CD-Action
    Sep 18, 2015
    65
    Taking part in this virtual play was fun, but the story lacks pace (apart from the ending), the visuals are far from stunning and the game could use voice acting. [09/2015, p.67]
  5. Jul 11, 2015
    60
    Though it doesn't seem to do as much as it could with its 'critical' dialogue choices, Knee Deep's (literal) theatrical staging and quirky, pseudo-noir plot make it a compelling curiosity in the Telltale vein.
  6. Jul 20, 2015
    55
    Knee Deep is at best ankle-high. It’s shallow, and it constantly flops between making fun of gossip and a perpetuator of it.
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  1. Jul 9, 2015
    9
    Knee Deep is not a perfect game. But if you're looking for a strange, personal, interesting story, it definitely will have you hooked. Don'tKnee Deep is not a perfect game. But if you're looking for a strange, personal, interesting story, it definitely will have you hooked. Don't buy this if you're looking for puzzles or action, but do if you want an engaging mystery visual novel with some great choices and character development.
    Positives: Good writing, interesting characters and plot, unique style and presentation (done via a stage play)
    Negatives: No voice acting, occasionally clunky animations
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