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  • Summary: Pinstripe is an emotionally charged adventure through Hell created entirely by a one-man team over the course of five years. Play as Teddy, an estranged ex-minister forced to venture through the frozen afterlife in search of his three-year-old daughter Bo, and her perverse kidnapper.Pinstripe is an emotionally charged adventure through Hell created entirely by a one-man team over the course of five years. Play as Teddy, an estranged ex-minister forced to venture through the frozen afterlife in search of his three-year-old daughter Bo, and her perverse kidnapper. Discover the dark secrets of Teddy's past, and confront his sleazy, demonic nemesis, Mr. Pinstripe. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jul 21, 2017
    100
    I’ve spent hundreds of hours playing video games before now and, at the conclusion, felt good for having completed it… but it’s those shorter games, games like Pinstripe, that stick out in my mind as having formed a real connection and left a lasting impression.
  2. May 10, 2017
    90
    Maybe I’m just a softy, but Pinstripe is a game that I can tell is going to echo in my head for awhile. There aren’t any giant plot twists that catch you off guard and blow you away. There aren’t any new incredibly game mechanics that add a twist to the genre. There’s just good old fashioned quality storytelling put together by a guy that’s clearly got a lot of talent, passion, and love for the project, and it shines through from start to end. In a time of buggy, rushed releases and half-baked indie cash-grabs, it’s nice to play something memorable, well-made, and complete, and, for those reasons and more, Pinstripe is an easy game to recommend.
  3. Oct 25, 2018
    82
    A tale of a man at the end of his life, his rope, and his wits trying to save the only thing he holds dear is not one you'd expect to be so funny, so spooky, and so gripping.
  4. May 24, 2017
    70
    Pinstripe is a wise and catchy platformer. To be perfect, however, it lacks richer content, which is trying to compensate with an interesting idea and magical visuals. Lovers of arcades with storyline will be certainly pleased.
  5. Jul 14, 2017
    70
    Despite some design missteps, Pinstripe is worth your time if you're a fan of games that bring the feels.
  6. May 11, 2017
    62
    Pinstripe is not an overly exciting or satisfying gameplay experience, but its art style and haunting setting will stick with you. The repetition from backtracking, simple puzzles and general shallowness of the mechanics are bound to leave fans of the metroidvania games bored and disappointed. However, this unique version of Hell and a man’s struggle to come to terms with his personal demons is both intriguing and haunting. The haunting atmosphere created by the visuals and audio, including chilling voice acting and a great soundtrack, should hopefully help Pinstripe standout from the lot.
  7. Jun 6, 2017
    40
    Pinstripe is a game that has such promise at its start but fails to capitalize on what makes it special by its completion. The simplistic platforming and combat take away from the game’s excellent atmosphere and world building and instead give the game this odd mix of tension in cutscenes immediately followed by easy-to-beat levels. While the minister was in Hell, facing the fears of humanity, I never felt like I was there with him. While the art and atmosphere are worthy of all the praise in the world, the gameplay and storytelling hurt the game exponentially, leading to a short and forgettable experience.

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  1. Feb 8, 2018
    9
    A fun, pretty game that entertains with simple yet satisfying puzzles and beautiful stylized visuals. There is more to do after you finish it,A fun, pretty game that entertains with simple yet satisfying puzzles and beautiful stylized visuals. There is more to do after you finish it, but this is a great little game with a lot of heart. Definitely, recommend playing it with the headphones on because the score creates a pretty great atmosphere. Yet another great example of an artistic vision made possible through Kickstarter! Expand
  2. Mar 3, 2018
    7
    Pinstripe
    All heart
    Pinstripe is an adventure platformer game that takes a little longer than 3 hours to complete. Here you play as Teddy
    Pinstripe
    All heart
    Pinstripe is an adventure platformer game that takes a little longer than 3 hours to complete.
    Here you play as Teddy out to rescue his 3 year old daughter from Mr Pinstripe.
    The game will full you with all kinds of emotions both with its story telling as well as game design..
    That first feeling is confusion…
    The opening sequence of this game has you thinking youre about to take part in a puzzle platformer switch throwing game..
    But this isn’t what you get at all..
    This game is highly dependent on back tracking, and before you click away.. I don’t like back tracking either.. I get it.. you want to just go forward and have a game delivered to you on rails..
    But the world of pinstripe is so condensed that the backtracking I actually enjoyable…
    There aren’t multiple branching paths all over the place like a Metroid vania..
    Its all pretty straight forward as a back tracking game can be.. it’s a lot of go forward until you you need to find switches to then set something off in the game that allows you to go back and get an item for progressing…
    And this need to backtrack is perfectly paced, its never annoying..
    and the game will mix the gameplay up by handing you clues to unlock chests in game, it will have you doing spot the difference puzzles, and a flappy bird styled mini game all while trying to collect frozen oil shards to buy a ticket and save your daughter from some creep..
    this game is also very narrative focused..and will let you choose different dialog.. and every npc is greatly voice acted….the type of choices you make does go towards a trophy for some replay incentive… as does the game giving you a goldenkey which will give you access to new areas and extras in adventure plus,
    And I promise you this game is worth seeing through to its end…
    I wasn’t blown away by the gameplay experience… but the delivery of this story made everything worth it for me
    Pinstripe is a simple game…
    Theres not a lot of challenge, its casual adventure that will make you smile.
    I give Pinstripe
    a 7/10
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  3. Apr 30, 2018
    7
    Pinstripe is a well respected Indie platformer with a dark story of ruin but also redemption. It certainly earned its reputation through hardPinstripe is a well respected Indie platformer with a dark story of ruin but also redemption. It certainly earned its reputation through hard work and earnest story telling but also satisfying gameplay and gallows humour. Well worth a play through although I'm not sure I'd have the urge to go back and play it again for a while. Expand