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  • Summary: As a judge of the Revolutionary Tribunal, preside over complicated cases of ordinary citizens, dangerous criminals, and enemies of the revolution in revolutionary Paris. Make judgments, plot political intrigue, and try to not lose your own head.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Apr 1, 2019
    95
    A profoundly atmospheric and virtuosically written exploration of the embattled male psyche. Uncompromising and fearless in its vision, We. The Revolution immerses and transports in a way that very few games ever achieve. An unforgettable, must-play experience.
  2. 90
    We. The Revolution confidently handles a wide range of complex gameplay mechanics, setting them against a powerful backdrop. Thematically and gameplay wise, everything works. Some systems are more enjoyable than others but they all have their place, taking you on a bloody, morally bankrupt journey that asks difficult questions and makes you live with your answers.
  3. Apr 5, 2019
    80
    Become a judge during the French Revolution and decide who gets to keep their head. The game will listen to your every decision, but be careful - or you will taste the guillotine yourself.
  4. Mar 30, 2019
    75
    We. The Revolution is an entertaining and unique experience, and if not for some shortcomings in the final act and some bad design decisions, it could have easily reached its full potential.
  5. Jul 8, 2019
    70
    Good game. But only that. Not for everyone, especially not for children and minors. Too much text will turn off some players. But excitement for every new case and hope that you will behead Robespierre will be enough to keep you until the end.
  6. Mar 27, 2019
    70
    We. The Revolution propose a very good concept with a very immersive atmosphere. The choice of the french Revolution is brilliant, unfortunately some mechanics like tactical phases don't feel relevant at all.
  7. Jan 13, 2020
    50
    We. The Revolution’s striking looks and memorable moments are all too often overshadowed by myriad gameplay mechanics and a constrained, confusing plot.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Apr 10, 2019
    10
    Man i love everything about this game.The story and intrigue is amazing the characters are great i can finally become a **** judge like how iMan i love everything about this game.The story and intrigue is amazing the characters are great i can finally become a **** judge like how i always wanted to.The only downside is the lack of music but everything else is great Expand
  2. Oct 31, 2020
    10
    Amazing game maybe not with spectacular mechanics but very interesting ones that i never experienced, maybe cuz I played very few games in myAmazing game maybe not with spectacular mechanics but very interesting ones that i never experienced, maybe cuz I played very few games in my life. Story of france revolution is what made me wanna play this game and I can say that they did a good job. Expand
  3. Apr 5, 2019
    9
    I think it's quite good. The graphics is probably the high point, but the gameplay is innovative and varies over time. It's not a 10/10I think it's quite good. The graphics is probably the high point, but the gameplay is innovative and varies over time. It's not a 10/10 because it's not for everyone, e.g. there is a lot of reading. However, if it's your cup of tea, then you can't go wrong. Expand
  4. Oct 23, 2021
    6
    Pros.:
    - The aesthetics continue the traditions of "This is the police." I quite like them.
    - No bugs and glitches. - Introduction of the
    Pros.:
    - The aesthetics continue the traditions of "This is the police." I quite like them.
    - No bugs and glitches.
    - Introduction of the history of French Revolution for the broader audience who has no idea about it.
    - Mechanics of acquital or executions to balance the factions.

    Cons.:
    - The story is a very simplified version of what was really happening. The game operates different personalities and also refers to different political clubs who fought to benefit from the Revolution. However, the game does not explain anything about it. It is very brief. For the person who never heard of them these are just words in the flood of terms. That is no good since the educational aspect is kind of wasted. Better to make a small term library in the Hierarchy section.
    - The story about the miraculous brother is garbage. He manipulated everything being just a hobo after the war. Never convincing. I understand they used the same idea as Monte Cristo, but the level of details and development is far, far from the perfection.
    - The behavior of Fidele's wife is awful. That character is so dumb and wasted. I feel like some of the developers don't really like women because there were many characters who exploit the worst from women (the lady who was killing infants, prostitutes, maids covering rapes and so on). Yes, the times of revolutions are not easy. Yes, men are also shown as brutal and warmongering, but I don't understand why they should have ruined the whole family story of Fidele to emphasize his struggle and suffering? There are so many ways.
    - I think the "war" part of the game is a waste. I had been able to maintain order in all sections until the game started severely cheating on the invasion forces tactics (same cheating in dice game). The invasion from different sides, inability to use barricades if you control ALL the sections, inability to have more than one special agent. So, the game forces the player to give away the sections, forces to lose and shrink to only one district. There could be more varieties in this strategic element but they did not develop it well enough.
    - Some of the report questions and answers are awful. Killing a judge is an Anti-Revolutionary act because the judge represents the justice of the Revolution. Though, it is NOT so according to the report of Fedele's wife's crime. There are many cases like that.

    The game is worth playing. But the game narrative becomes a failure at some point and the potential is kind of wasted.
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  5. Mar 24, 2019
    6
    I'm sure that the indie game website was paid to write that review. There's no way anyone would give this game 9/10. It's clearly aI'm sure that the indie game website was paid to write that review. There's no way anyone would give this game 9/10. It's clearly a manipulation.

    This game is Text + UI, 100% of it. And the UI is sweet and clear, but the text is... questionable. With all the animations and cutscenes one may wonder why they didn't hire a writer? Or why they hired such a bad one. You can find better (I'm talking about execution) games in early access than this. And I don't even see how this game could be better. For now, it's 6/10 at its best. If you are really into French stuff and revolution... go ahead, you have 2 hrs to refund, right? I didn't. I played it to the end. I feel like I lost my time. Gameplay is tedious and I wouldn't mind if they delete it. The story is just simple, don't question it, don't think about it, it's here for your entertainment. The audio is just bad for 8-10 hrs. Maybe one can like it but I don't believe that you can enjoy it for such a long time over and over again.
    The developer delivered us a mediocre indie horror game in the past but I really wanted to believe that We the revolution will be a good game. It isn't. I like how some people changed their positive reviews to negative ones after a few days. The game feels like an early access title where only first act is playable, and the second one will be released in the next update. But steam page says it's not early access, so... 6/10. I got really mixed feelings about this title and the devs. There's something unhonest (or I'm just emotionally hurt because of my RIP hype) about this game. It gets significantly worse after 2 hrs (when you can't refund), the animations and promotion clips are just 10/10 when they can't hire a decent native writer? It would be awesome to get french dubbing, but eng is good enough here. And the dev delivered us a horror game 2 yrs ago in full 3D. I don't get it how it works, but I understand they wanted to do something more meaningful when we don't need more mediocre horror games. I didn't write a review on steam because there is no mixed option (neutral review) and I guess you should be really careful if you want to play it.
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  6. Mar 24, 2019
    5
    The negative reviews tell truth. The writing is really bad (after Act I it's a joke), the gameplay is meaningless and the devs just missed theThe negative reviews tell truth. The writing is really bad (after Act I it's a joke), the gameplay is meaningless and the devs just missed the point. Yes, you do face difficult choices (moral) but you don't care about it. All you care are the reputation bars. So... Let's kill this guy, who cares if he is innocent, but this faction needs it or I'm dead. Sounds great on paper but to be honest... you just sit there and do whatever for these reputation bars. If you won't, then you lose, if you do, then why should you care? And investigation mechanics? There's no such a thing, more like beautiful interface trying to hide that there's no actual gameplay.
    Wouldn't recommend anyone for a full price, and even on a deal only to people who really enjoyed the trailer (and you can leave the game after Act I, the second one is just worse).
    We see there a lot of super sweet reviews and I honestly don't know why, maybe some people really enjoy this game, but I don't, and I feel like you shouldn't, because it's just a way to get your money, give you a promissing concept for 2 hrs and leave you without refund opportunity with a crapy game in your library.
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  7. Mar 29, 2019
    4
    I don't know. I have mixed feeling. I see that devs put a lot of work in this game but they are just doing it wrong on so many levels. TheI don't know. I have mixed feeling. I see that devs put a lot of work in this game but they are just doing it wrong on so many levels. The filthy casuals write positive reviews on steam and it's clear that true gamers won't even try to review such a shallow game. The press will tell you that "the concept" is great but the execution is bad. What should I tell you? The experience is shallow. The game is mediocre. But listen carefully, when a game is mediocre and can't even make you feel something then it's the worst kind of gaming. I will give it a 4 out of 10. You know, if this was a test in a school then this game should be marked D (someone answered a few questions, but overall missed the point). I understand that many people care about the "concept" of this game, but why if the experience is just... not here. I'm talking about the experience becaus We. The Revolution tried to be an actual experience. And it fails so badly.
    I'm grieving over the concept which was wasted. That's the feeling you get.
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