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  • Summary: Masquerada is a single-player tactical RPG adventure where real-time combat can be paused for tactics with Venetian-styled masks that grant deadly magic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Feb 12, 2018
    90
    When we hear the word masquerade, we usually think of a social gathering where people wear masks and other fancy attire. But this word is much more than a mere event. As a noun, a masquerade can also signify a false pretense or show. And as a verb, a person who masquerades is a person who pretends to be something they are not. With definitions like these, masquerada is a truly fitting title for this game. Underneath its guise of political machinations, Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a mirror depicting the ever-present shadows in society while also reflecting the societal masquerade that humanity subconsciously participates in.
  2. 90
    The story is the star here, and Witching Hour Studios have crafted a narrative they should be proud of.
  3. Sep 11, 2017
    85
    Copious amounts of story content occasionally broken up by challenging tactical combat will keep you entertained for hours. Masquerada is a beautiful game with fantastic well written characters and a plethora of story content. If you’re the type that likes to take their time and absorb themselves in the world then Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is the game for you.
  4. 75
    A real labour of love, Masquerada is a highly enjoyable RPG effort that is absolutely drowning in audiovisual style and spectacle, even if the overly linear structure and sometimes convoluted world building detracts from the final result.
  5. Games Master UK
    Oct 6, 2017
    73
    Masquerada's got heat - give it a chance, and it'll give you a wonderful world to lose yourself in. [Nov 2017, p.79]
  6. Aug 8, 2017
    70
    A pretty solid first outing for a small studio. I love the original take on a classic formula as far as setting goes (despite all my characters looking like total dorks), and it’s refreshing to see. However, the linear gameplay, chaotic combat, and lack of items and sidequests really holds it back from being a huge success.
  7. Aug 10, 2017
    58
    If you're looking for a captivating story set in an immersive world then Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is sure to satisfy. However, as an RPG, it simply doesn't provide enough rewarding gameplay to delight genre fans.

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  1. Apr 19, 2019
    10
    An amazing indie isometric tactical rpg beautiful music and almost a handdrawn feel with the graphics reminds me alot of banner saga orAn amazing indie isometric tactical rpg beautiful music and almost a handdrawn feel with the graphics reminds me alot of banner saga or pillars of eternity but the battles are not as slow as a traditional tactical rpg and you dont use AP up when you move.( no little squares). great story that pulls you in. give this a try if you like diablo or baldurs gate or pillars of eternity or paths of exile great Expand