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  • Summary: The Sexy Brutale, a never-ending ball featuring intrigue, murder, and quite possibly the occult. Players have to unveil the secrets of The Sexy Brutale casino mansion and its inhabitants, as they relive the same mysterious and murderous masked ball.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Apr 10, 2017
    100
    Make no mistake – The Sexy Brutale deserves as much attention as any Horizon, Zelda, Nioh or Persona.
  2. Apr 10, 2017
    90
    The Sexy Brutale is a very different type of game to anything on the PS4 currently, taking up a Groundhog Day-style in gameplay that is excellently executed. The game is perfectly presented with outstanding audio and visuals that are able to switch the tone of the story from being joyfully upbeat to a very dark within a matter of moments. The story does a great job of keeping you fixated on looking for answers from beginning to end and its conclusion will leave you more than satisfied with your time spent solving its interestingly intricate puzzles.
  3. Apr 16, 2017
    85
    The Sexy Brutale is a refreshing new take on the classic murder mystery genre. Throughout my journey of the mansion I went through many different emotions as I raced against the clock to save the guests from their unfortunate demise. The rather short campaign should not outweigh the brilliant music, gorgeous graphical style and unique game mechanics that make up The Sexy Brutale as a whole.
  4. Apr 10, 2017
    80
    The Sexy Brutale is a game that stands out for the implementation of the temporary plane in its puzzles and for having a great atmosphere thanks to its soundtrack and its artistic design.
  5. Apr 11, 2017
    80
    An inspired mix of graphic adventure and Majora’s Mask style time travel, that offers some of the year’s most inspired puzzle-solving.
  6. Apr 10, 2017
    75
    It's one of the most original puzzle adventures we've played in a while, and although it's a very good game, it had potential to be even better.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 14, 2017
    50
    It seems to have all the right ingredients on the outside looking in. That's before you start trying to unravel its awkward puzzles via its tedious time mechanics. [June 2017, p.86]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Apr 15, 2017
    10
    a great and uniqe game mostly games like this are too few. classic art and nice game theme and good story if you are looking for a diffrenta great and uniqe game mostly games like this are too few. classic art and nice game theme and good story if you are looking for a diffrent game this is it Expand
  2. Jun 30, 2017
    10
    I finished the game 2 days ago and the end made me cry, I did not expect the game to have such a profound message about remorse and forgiveI finished the game 2 days ago and the end made me cry, I did not expect the game to have such a profound message about remorse and forgive oneself. Many AAA have to learn from this game. Expand
  3. Nov 30, 2017
    10
    I like almost everything in this game. I like art, story, music (I like soundtrack very much).

    Go ahead: explore storyline, make theories.
    I like almost everything in this game. I like art, story, music (I like soundtrack very much).

    Go ahead: explore storyline, make theories. Game is wonderful.

    I put 10 but for me there is one drawback in this game (well actually not a drawback but mis expectation as game is still quite good, but not what I expected it to be): puzzles are easy. So if you want hard puzzles that will challenge your intelligence you won't wind them here. But what you find is interesting art style, good themed music and mystery story.
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  4. Nov 2, 2017
    8
    The Sexy Brutale, a game I was playing off my live review Streams, captivated me with its stealth, mystery styled gameplay, beautifulThe Sexy Brutale, a game I was playing off my live review Streams, captivated me with its stealth, mystery styled gameplay, beautiful jazz-themed soundtrack, and a truly interesting cast of characters. It's a game that has a certain mystique I haven't experienced since the days of the Myst Series. Introduced to this game by the Extra Credits Team on YouTube as the "Groundhog's Day of Murder" I was instantly interested, and I have to say I'll definitely take their recommendations with great consideration from now on. This game was a masterpiece of how a stealthy mystery game should be made. it wasn't unfair at any point in time, or that punishing in moments of peril. This game had everything and allowed you to focus on solving the series of murders, rather than distracting you with how to avoid conflicts. It's a breath of fresh air and I can't wait to see Tequllia Works and Cavalier Games Studio's next project.

    The Sexy Brutale gets a 8/10
    -Das Dood
    Follow my Live Reviews on Twitch at Twitch.tv/Das_Dood
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  5. Feb 5, 2018
    8
    The Sexy Brutale is an overall great experience that is perfect if you're looking for something good, but are short on time. It offers aThe Sexy Brutale is an overall great experience that is perfect if you're looking for something good, but are short on time. It offers a unique and charming visual and sound design that contrasts well with the grim tone of the content; as well as, great writing and enjoyable game-play, despite a couple of minor issues. The Sexy Brutale focuses on the story of Lafcadio Boone, a priest who has recently died and whose ghost is gifted a magical pocket watch that gives him the ability to rewind the day back to noon. He is then informed that the mansion that they have been invited to is attempting to murder its guests using the servants of the house. So Lafcadio must traverse the mansion learning the patterns of its inhabitants and the mansion it self’s layout; all the while rewinding time to save all of his friends. The catch being that he cannot be in the same room as any other person, preventing him from directly interfering with the nefarious plans. The game-play consists mostly of finding all of the pieces to each individual murder. Once you have found the pieces the solution is typically rather straightforward. This leads to the game being rather easy and each mission being rather short, which is nice when you are lacking in free time. Additionally, the limited time you do have with each individual mission is well used. You find yourself considering your fellow guests as friends even though you only know them for 30 minutes. The missions themselves are also woven together with a very flowing soundtrack; that while small is at points really good with an old-timey, jazzy, bass heavy sound and recurring sinister tones. It makes the mansion seem alive as you are tracking down information about its inhabitants and hearing all the various machinations of your group’s downfall as the day goes on. All leading up to a very satisfying and climactic ending, even though the story in the meantime wasn’t very eventful. Ultimately, The Sexy Brutale is a very unique experience that would be very welcome to anyone short on time or looking for a short game for whatever reason. Expand
  6. Jul 6, 2018
    7
    Lafcadio Boone wakes up in the middle of a party being held at the The Sexy Brutale casino mansion. A mysterious woman explains that all theLafcadio Boone wakes up in the middle of a party being held at the The Sexy Brutale casino mansion. A mysterious woman explains that all the guests are going to be murdered over the course of the next 12 hours and that it’s up to Boone to prevent them and eventually figure out who, or what, is behind the killings. To help him he is given a watch that allows him to restart each day any time he chooses.

    The Sexy Brutale’s original premise is certainly interesting and the events behind each murder, as well as the overall plot, are well written and it was this that made me want to see the game through to the end. The gameplay however never really feels totally satisfying. Rather than “solving” the puzzle behind each murder I found myself largely just wandering around until I stumbled upon the solution, or in some cases had to look up the answer because of some obscure detail I’d missed.

    If you want to try something a bit different it’s worth giving this a go but I can’t help but feel it could have been something more.
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  7. Apr 16, 2017
    6
    Nice game but very basic. Good concept that was not explored to it's full potential, puzzles are very simple, they are designed for you toNice game but very basic. Good concept that was not explored to it's full potential, puzzles are very simple, they are designed for you to feel smart without actual complexity and challenge, wich feels like alot of lost potential. Expand

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