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  • Summary: A narrative-driven RPG set in a gritty world where a person's Lot is determined at birth, while the gods are real and preside over the fates of men. Set out on a lifelong journey and carve out your own destiny. Will you become a judge, an inquisitor, or conspire against the old order? You decide!
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 15, 2022
    100
    You can call it perfection. The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante is a brilliantly written story, which lets you fight your own demons or embrace them as a part of yourself. Be the Sir Brante you want to be!
  2. Mar 8, 2021
    90
    This game blew me away. I have never played a visual novel, but now I want more. Every single choice is meaningful, often having rippling effects that you could not anticipate. I was constantly kept on my toes, having to truly think about my choices. Very few video games achieve this, but The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante absolutely knock it out of the park in this regard.
  3. Jan 13, 2022
    90
    We certainly did not expect this story-driven, narratively focused game to be as good as it is. Its world is truly original, the characters inhabiting it feel lifelike and the whole game, with its book-like treatment, is simply marvellous to look at.
  4. 80
    Those who can go through it are in for one of the more unique games out there. With its sprawling lore, detailed plotting, and intimate look at the effects one person’s choices have on the world around them, The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante is an ambitious narrative RPG and a must-play for fantasy lovers.
  5. Mar 19, 2021
    80
    If you are in a search for something completely different, a game that looks back to the age of "choose you own adventure" books, the well written and masterfully crafted story of The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante is a perfect fit for you.
  6. Mar 7, 2021
    80
    Carving a destiny through The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante is a surprisingly heart-rending and engrossing experience. It won’t be for everyone – it’s a text heavy game and it navigates some heavy subject matters – but if you have a soft spot for interactive fiction, this is one of the best examples of the genre for quite some time.
  7. Apr 16, 2021
    65
    Those lusting after a well-written visual novel with drab visuals and little ability to alter its outcome might enjoy The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante. As for me, although my opinion was initially favorable, my mood soured after wasting hours of playtime due to a minor choice that had no connection to the overarching plot. It’s still recommended to visual novel fans, but cautiously so.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37
  1. Mar 10, 2021
    10
    Great game, a masterpiece.

    I want to give some piece of advice to those who want to start playing. It's fine, when things turn the way you
    Great game, a masterpiece.

    I want to give some piece of advice to those who want to start playing. It's fine, when things turn the way you don't like. The world is cruel and you can't bend at your own will. You can't please everyone either.

    My first play-through was on a hard difficulty, when you don't see the consequences of your actions immediately. I accepted my true death as the consequence of my previous decisions.

    The word "suffering" in the game title speaks for itself. It's deeply philosophical and emotional. I'm sure you can fall in love with the game (like I did) or hate it with all your heart (because it's not an easy one), but you can't be somewhere in the middle, uninterested.

    I recommend it with all my heart.
    11/10
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  2. Apr 1, 2021
    10
    Best RPG for last years!
    Very interesting plot.
    I really enjoyed the world building of this game and the fact that your past choices really
    Best RPG for last years!
    Very interesting plot.
    I really enjoyed the world building of this game and the fact that your past choices really do matter in your future path.
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  3. Mar 26, 2021
    10
    Hey! My opinion might be a bit biased, but hear me out - this game is rad and has the potential to become one of the best indieHey! My opinion might be a bit biased, but hear me out - this game is rad and has the potential to become one of the best indie narrative-driven games of 2021. Don't expect to be a hero and win against the system - most probably this won't happen. Instead try to find something personal in this beautiful story, something that touches your soul and helps you to reflect on your acts.
    There are NO black and white moral choices in this game, everything lies in a grey area. You have to think long and hard, you have to suffer, you have to make sacrifices and oh it ain't easy.
    If you tried Long Live The Queen, We. The revolution, Werewolf. Heart of the forest - then The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante is definitely for you.
    Took me 12 hours to do my first playthrough and I can play three times more as there are tons of content I'd like to unlock, pretty much impressive for an indie title.
    Strongly recommend!
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  4. Nov 4, 2021
    9
    Игра великолепна. Хорошо продуманный мир и атмосфера. Мир одновременно похож на наш и при этом совершенно другой. Интересно наблюдать и заИгра великолепна. Хорошо продуманный мир и атмосфера. Мир одновременно похож на наш и при этом совершенно другой. Интересно наблюдать и за развитием героя и узнавать как устроен этот мир. В персонажей веришь, в них влюбляешься и их ненавидишь, и вместе с главным героем, переживаешь за принятые решения и судьбы тех, на кого они повлияли. Expand
  5. Mar 9, 2021
    9
    Excellent text-based RPG. I really loved the story, meaningful choices, and some Game of Thrones-level drama in the second half of the game.
  6. Jun 15, 2022
    8
    The game is intriguing. It is mostly made up of texts, but I couldn't help keep playing it. They made the choices really matter. I just wishThe game is intriguing. It is mostly made up of texts, but I couldn't help keep playing it. They made the choices really matter. I just wish they make it easier and rewind choices after each true death. Expand
  7. Feb 3, 2022
    0
    Amazing "interactive" book about person's deciscions in life and ho thing may change.
    Great story, writing and visuals.
    Much love and effort
    Amazing "interactive" book about person's deciscions in life and ho thing may change.
    Great story, writing and visuals.
    Much love and effort were put in this game
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