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  • Summary: The Sexy Brutale — a never-ending masked ball featuring intrigue, murder and the (quite possibly) occult. Relive the same mysterious day where the guests at the casino mansion are being murdered by the staff over and over again.

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The Sexy Brutale - Character Series: Trinity Carrington “The Moth by Moonlight”
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. PC PowerPlay
    May 29, 2017
    100
    Brilliant execution of a unique premise. A definite contender for game of the year so far. [Issue#262, p.61]
  2. Apr 21, 2017
    90
    A unique, immersive mystery adventure game that is a standout in its genre. The amount of detail present in nearly every aspect of the game makes for a challenging but accessible puzzle solving experience. The game brilliantly combines time-loop mechanics with clever and mysterious puzzles that will put you on wit’s end, while smoothly balancing a creepy plotline with a colorful art style and dry humor. This indie title is a hidden gem that fans of mystery and puzzle games alike will greatly enjoy.
  3. May 22, 2017
    85
    The Sexy Brutale is a delectable slice of murder and mystery. The exquisite art design, twisted puzzles, and excellent audio design combines to create a truly memorable experience. The unique setting and thoughtful tale will remain in the memory long after the case has been closed.
  4. Apr 13, 2017
    80
    Despite its limitations, The Sexy Brutale fells extremely self-consistent. You seldom see such a lovely synergy between setting and gameplay.
  5. May 26, 2017
    80
    The Sexy Brutale is a game I can happily recommend to just about anyone. The well-crafted environment, appealing music, and enthralling characters should appeal to virtually everyone who enjoys a good plot-driven game, and the overall mystery leads to a satisfyingly heartfelt conclusion. I reached that point in about eight hours’ time, though I dilly-dallied quite a lot on the way in order to leave no stone unturned, so seasoned adventurers will certainly be able to finish it even sooner. The lack of challenge may turn some people off, but surely only the most diehard puzzle fanatics. The simple fact is that it’s hard not to have a good time voyeuristically exploring this strange mansion and piecing together all the information you can find to save the lives of your masked cohorts. It’s a blast to do again and again, which is good because that’s what The Sexy Brutale continually invites you to do.
  6. Edge Magazine
    Apr 27, 2017
    80
    The Sexy Brutale's world is a delightful place in which to immerse yourself...This assured adventure will draw you into its world, and keep you there. [June 2017, p.100]
  7. 70
    The Sexy Brutale is a lush, deliciously dark game that’s part murder mystery, part puzzle-adventure.Taken individually, the components of the gameplay in The Sexy Brutale are not groundbreaking: time reversal, stealth, and puzzle-solving are fun, but not innovative, elements. How they’re combined in this game, however, is fresh and unusual. The fantastic art and flawless execution of the game make this one must-have for fans of the genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Apr 20, 2017
    10
    Great Game, unique music, great art work, Good narrative and very good script. The characters are quite interesting, the music envolving eachGreat Game, unique music, great art work, Good narrative and very good script. The characters are quite interesting, the music envolving each scene, the mansion, it's not too long and thats true but you will enjoy it for sure.
    Lovely Game.
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  2. May 5, 2017
    10
    I have never played any games like this before! It is one of kind!
    It was a bit confusing in the beginning for me. Took me about an hour to
    I have never played any games like this before! It is one of kind!
    It was a bit confusing in the beginning for me. Took me about an hour to figure out what the game actually wants me to do with all the interactions and time loops thing.

    After finished the game (15-hr), I felt my IQ might be increased for a bit and I couldn't stop complimenting how good the the whole gaming experience was.

    The team who designed this, was truly genius hard workers. You could tell by the perfect fitting cinematic music and perfect logic to explain everything in the end and fantastic graphic/mechanism to keep your interests up every minute in the game.

    To sum up, it was a solid 15 hours that I was highly entertained/amazed by, the twist ending was even a greater highlight for it. Strongly recommend to all my friends if they enjoy more than TPF or FPS games. Seriously, give it a go!
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  3. Apr 13, 2017
    9
    Great game, great music, great mechanics, great art... It has an innovative gameplay and makes the mansion feel like a giant puzzle that needsGreat game, great music, great mechanics, great art... It has an innovative gameplay and makes the mansion feel like a giant puzzle that needs to be solved. Something that surprised me is that its narrative is also surprising, it's not only about saving all that people without a purpose... But yeah, it feels good saving all that people. The only negative point of it is that it's too short, 5-6 hours, but my money was well spent. Expand
  4. May 3, 2017
    8
    The Sexy Brutale is one of the surprised in terms of gaming that this year had to offer, and it is a shame that it has such a misleading andThe Sexy Brutale is one of the surprised in terms of gaming that this year had to offer, and it is a shame that it has such a misleading and non explicative title, to be honest. The Sexy Brutale is sort of a backwards Cluedo, instead of finding out who is the murderer, the weapon and how he did it you are instead presented with the crime as it happens in real time before you can go back in time and prevent it from happening. And its premise is actually backed up by a good story and a well thought out lore, and it is a shame that I can't explore this further because it would be spoilers, and the kind of spoilers that shouldn't be revealed. Yes, it has its issues and it may feel weird the way that it plays, but The Sexy Brutale is the kind of short experience (5-10 hours depending on how much of the lore you want to find out) that is worth your time. If you are willing to pay 20$ on this kind of game or if you find it on sale, you should buy it. Avoid spoilers at all costs, you will not be disappointed. Expand
  5. May 20, 2018
    8
    La primera mitad de 2017, tenía como objetivo dos juegos de Tequila Works, Por un lado "RIME" y por el otro "Sexy Brutale". Amigo de losLa primera mitad de 2017, tenía como objetivo dos juegos de Tequila Works, Por un lado "RIME" y por el otro "Sexy Brutale". Amigo de los juegos "bonitos" como soy, esperaba con más ganas el primero. Compré los dos prácticamente de salida, y la realidad fue diferente a lo que habría imaginado. Rime, sin ser un mal juego, no acabó de convencerme, mientras que por lo contrario, esa maravillosa jugabilidad, su original historia, la buena banda sonora... de "Sexy Brutale", me convenció de que estaba ante un buen juego. En el caso de Rime, pese a que todo parecía y parece, hecho para que me gustase muchísimo más, acabó por hacérseme increíblemente largo. Expand
  6. Apr 24, 2017
    6
    The premise and setting is fantastic, heaps of atmosphere and the story is cleverly told even if it's not that original.

    The biggest
    The premise and setting is fantastic, heaps of atmosphere and the story is cleverly told even if it's not that original.

    The biggest weakness is the core gameplay mechanic is woefully underdeveloped. You solve less than a dozen puzzles and they are all very simple with barely a handful of meaningful objects to interact with for each puzzle.

    It took less than 3 hours to see the ending, another hour to round up the missing cards and invitations that add only a little to the story other than a rather slight extra ending.

    I'd love to see the core mechanic fleshed out so there was a bit more game to get my teeth into.
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  7. czt
    Aug 14, 2017
    0
    Another unity-dinput ignorance case. "Full controller support" is just a lie if dinput controllers not working correctly. (See Layers of Fear,Another unity-dinput ignorance case. "Full controller support" is just a lie if dinput controllers not working correctly. (See Layers of Fear, Syberia 3 and Oxenfree as good examples.) Expand

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