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  • Summary: Disco Elysium is about a detective who wakes up in a rundown coastal district with a banging headache and only a few dregs of memory left. You set out to discover what happened to him inside the unique world we have created. We’ve thrown together disco music, early motor carriages, andDisco Elysium is about a detective who wakes up in a rundown coastal district with a banging headache and only a few dregs of memory left. You set out to discover what happened to him inside the unique world we have created. We’ve thrown together disco music, early motor carriages, and post-revolutionary angst for our setting, and brought it all to life with actual oil paintings. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Apr 6, 2021
    100
    Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is a game that had me on the edge of my seat with my knuckles clenched just as often as it made me laugh out loud or well up unexpectedly. It's a game that asks you to make some hard decisions and face challenging realities, all the while reminding us every step of the way that who we are today is much, much more important than the person we were the day before. It is, and I mean this without a whiff of hyperbole, a masterpiece.
  2. Mar 30, 2021
    100
    Disco Elysium is a unique blend of noir-detective fiction, traditional pen-and-paper RPGs, and a large helping of existentialist theory. Its twisting plot, cast of memorable characters, and sheer depth of choice combine to create an experience that begs to be savoured. It hits on every single one of the marks it sets out to achieve and left me yearning to spend more time in its world. Removing any of the minor gripes I had with the original by adding new quests and a full cast of well-voiced characters, The Final Cut elevates Disco Elysium from an already phenomenal RPG to a true must-play masterpiece.
  3. Mar 31, 2021
    90
    The Final Cut opens this strange world up to a wave of new superstar detectives on console, and the additions provide a rewarding return trip for the rest of us.
  4. Apr 2, 2021
    90
    Disco Elysium is a masterpiece, but this has long been known. The Final Cut is its definitive version, with new content that does nothing but increase the value of the package.
  5. Apr 6, 2021
    90
    The universe of Disco Elysium is finally opening up to the console public, in a version fully translated into French and fully dubbed into English. If one feels a few shortcomings of porting problems (not very intuitive controls, long loading times and some sound bugs), Disco Elysium is still a unique experience that it is good to find in a more complete version than that of origin. Always so essential.
  6. Apr 4, 2021
    88
    With a unique formula and an absolutely masterful writing, Disco Elysium: The Final Cut manages to compensate for most of its shortcomings with an assortment of additions that enhance the merits of the developer's creative vision, making the title an indispensable purchase for the lovers of the genre.
  7. 70
    There are so many aspects of its design in which Disco Elysium stands unmatched. Boasting unparalleled player agency, the sort of writing that makes me deeply jealous and a cast of characters that are resolutely unforgettable, Disco Elysium is easily one of the most intelligent and fascinating RPGs ever made. However, in its current form, the presence of game breaking bugs that prevent you from finishing missions, levels a near fatal blow at Disco Elysium that not even its towering brilliance is sufficient to overcome. I'm sure there's a timeline where all the bugs have been fixed and I'm playing Disco Elysium for the first time, awarding it the 10/10 score it deserves. Right now, this isn't that timeline.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. Mar 31, 2021
    10
    This game is legendary, The greatest detective Noir game I have ever player. Hell the Only top down isometric game that I have played that wasThis game is legendary, The greatest detective Noir game I have ever player. Hell the Only top down isometric game that I have played that was better then this was DOS2 (Divinity Original sin 2). You gotta give it ago especially in that juicy 4k and fully voiced. Expand
  2. Apr 6, 2021
    10
    What can I say about a game that managed to do something a few games over the last 30 years have managed, which is create a unique experienceWhat can I say about a game that managed to do something a few games over the last 30 years have managed, which is create a unique experience that felt entirely original and profoundly immersive. The last game that managed to do this was dark souls. I won’t be surprised if, like dark souls, there are Elysium clones over the next 10 years. This game, which I can’t stop thinking about, managed to combine open world exploration, point and click adventure and unique RPG mechanics on a backdrop neo-noir in a dystopian alternate reality all written and voiced masterfully. If you want a a breath of fresh air and a game to talk about and think about, try disco Elysium. Expand
  3. Apr 6, 2021
    10
    This is a great masterpiece that is very immersive! The experience is hard to explain on words, but the game is so good and complex that hasThis is a great masterpiece that is very immersive! The experience is hard to explain on words, but the game is so good and complex that has me coming back to it cause of the design and story. This is very worth it, and deesrves the praise it has received! Expand
  4. Apr 8, 2021
    0
    Numerous game breaking bugs that results in entire questlines that cannot be completed, altering the outcome of the ending. This is not howNumerous game breaking bugs that results in entire questlines that cannot be completed, altering the outcome of the ending. This is not how you release a game. Expand
  5. Apr 7, 2021
    0
    Although the story is really good, the game is so riddled with bugs on the PS5 that I would not recomme anyone to buy it.
  6. Apr 7, 2021
    0
    Warning! Do not buy this game on PS5! This game is currently broken! After day 3 you get stuck and cannot progress. The Developers haveWarning! Do not buy this game on PS5! This game is currently broken! After day 3 you get stuck and cannot progress. The Developers have promised to bring a fix within a day or so A WEEK AGO! Currently complete radio silence from the developers. Get it on PC or get another game! Shame on ZAUM, Sony and the media for allowing this. IGN giving a 10 out of 10 for a product that only works for about half a day of focused play! SHAME! Expand
  7. Apr 4, 2021
    0
    This is so sad. The original release of this game is one of my favorite games of all time, if not the one.

    But they REALLY dropped the ball
    This is so sad. The original release of this game is one of my favorite games of all time, if not the one.

    But they REALLY dropped the ball on this release. In all my time of playing games, I don't think I've ever experienced such a broken and buggy release. And mind you I'm not opposed to buying games on release day and thus is expecting some bugs but this... this is totally outrageous.

    First up, general bugginess:
    You can almost not play a whole hour without experience some bug be it small inconveniences, crashes, immersion-breaking, or something totally game-breaking. And to top it off they aren't even inconsistent. They are so easily replicated that It really feels like there's been zero QA-testing and I mean Z-E-R-O, nada, null.
    An example: You use healing items with the left and right directional pads. Sound good enough, easy to reach, and simple. Surely there cannot be some easily encounterable glitch/oversight that really is 100% consistent having to do with these controls, right? Wrong;
    Oh, you want to sell some things to the pawnshop? A selling menu appears and how do you navigate this? With the d-pad of course. But wait. What happens when you use the left and right d-pad. Oh, that right you use one of your precious healing items. But of course, they have restricted healing during the seeling right. No, no not at all.
    So, in short, navigating the selling menu uses your healing items. Like how do you NOT notice this during QA-Testing? I have no words honestly
    I will not really touch on the game-breaking bugs as they are slightly story-related but just know on day 3 you'll almost 100% encounter one if you're playing on a PS system

    Secondly, 'FuLly VoCieD". My f***t
    This might be playing into the previously mentioned bugginess, but I suspect that they have wrongfully shipped an early version of this game. Almost 20-30 percent of the NPCs ' and Emotions' lines aren't voiced at all. Sometimes there initial greeting when you first meet the NPC but when you then ask them something it isn't voiced. This, I personally, feel like it's pointing to some early testing of the grounds for the voices actors as the voice is cast but hasn't been patched in fully.
    When the one big thing around promoting your' Deluxe Edition", or in this case "The Final Cut" is to have FULLY VOICE ACTING then there better be just that at the very least.
    But alas there isn't

    Thirdly, the porting job is straight-up bad.
    The controls are bad, inconsistent, and unresponsive. You almost always have to click 'X' twice to confirm a location to inspect. Again how did this slip through QA-Testing?
    And they didn't utilize the PS5 new features at all. Which is more a shame than something definitive but still.

    Thanks for reading my rant. I might remove this in the future if it's getting fixed (which it most likely is) I still truly love this game but this "Final Cut" is such a shame the premise is there but the execution is downright shameful
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