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  • Summary: Welcome to a brave new world. Undeniable truth and personal freedoms are dying. Revolution is near. Rise up in the bloodstained struggle for a land of the free.

    Forget everything you know about comics. Immerse yourself in a dark, rain-soaked city. Use your wits, hack the system, sneak and
    Welcome to a brave new world. Undeniable truth and personal freedoms are dying. Revolution is near. Rise up in the bloodstained struggle for a land of the free.

    Forget everything you know about comics. Immerse yourself in a dark, rain-soaked city. Use your wits, hack the system, sneak and solve puzzles. And when the going gets good, dispense picturesque headshots for great justice. Let the stunning hand-drawn art and action unite on the pages of this noir cyberpunk story.

    You are watched every minute of every hour of every day.
    Accept it. Or start a fire.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33
  1. Jun 3, 2020
    90
    Liberated tells a poignant story through a beautifully drawn series of comics that seamlessly integrates simple but captivating gameplay.
  2. Jun 1, 2020
    80
    Liberated is an ambitious and fascinating game from a small developer. Everything you see takes place inside a comic book - it's stylish and has a hauntingly probable story. However, uninspired platforming sections may be off-putting, but you should be otherwise very happy with this experiment.
  3. Jun 1, 2020
    75
    Liberated’s distinct, comic book style adds atmosphere to its simple, fun action. It’s just a shame that it’s so plagued by technical issues, particularly on Nintendo Switch.
  4. Jun 1, 2020
    60
    The game works decently, in terms of mechanics. I can just think of plenty of other games you'd probably rather play more than this one. If you're in the mood for a relatively quick cyberpunk-tinged romp, though, Liberated isn't the worst you could do.
  5. Jun 4, 2020
    60
    Liberated’s comic gameplay style works very well and the game provides some good entertainment. However, the story and characters are not as well explored as they could have been. If you like political thrillers, then this could scratch that itch for a few hours.
  6. Jun 5, 2020
    55
    Liberated has a unique art style, and does a great job of blending the classic detective noir genre with the tantalizing cyberpunk medium. Unfortunately, the gameplay falls completely flat with a lack of depth and continuity with intriguing mechanics.
  7. Jun 19, 2020
    20
    As much as stylized in presentation and as thought-provoking (story-wise) it wants to be, Liberated falls apart due to its clunky gameplay and uninspiring narrative. With superficial characters in a hollow view of real-world problems it is no surprise the game comes through as a nihilistic and cynical approach thematically. There is potential though. The comic-like presentation needs more robust gameplay and a bold narrative that does not try to please everyone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. Jun 2, 2020
    10
    Completely unjustified complaints coming in from some big sites. The game was fantastic!
  2. Jun 4, 2020
    10
    Finally something new and creative. If words like cyberpunk, noir, action-adventure, or graphic novel mean something to you - you should giveFinally something new and creative. If words like cyberpunk, noir, action-adventure, or graphic novel mean something to you - you should give it a try. Expand
  3. Jun 2, 2020
    9
    I like this game very much! I like everything in it, for example: a very good idea that everything is a comic book. But there's only one thingI like this game very much! I like everything in it, for example: a very good idea that everything is a comic book. But there's only one thing that I can stick to. That is, to poor graphics during the 3D transition. But the rest is great! Expand
  4. Jul 19, 2020
    8
    The game is excellent and have good history. The developers must perfomr a patch or improvement on the command for shot, it is veryThe game is excellent and have good history. The developers must perfomr a patch or improvement on the command for shot, it is very uncomfortable to use the right jockstick due have a lot of issues for aim and have a lot of movement. Please fix this and your game will be definitely the best way for improve the rating. Expand
  5. Jun 10, 2020
    7
    Liberated is a small unique indie game with a fresh idea, it’s story and gameplay are told via a comic book style and it’s really well done.Liberated is a small unique indie game with a fresh idea, it’s story and gameplay are told via a comic book style and it’s really well done. The story is the main focus of this game and it’s excellent, the visuals on the comics are superb. The gameplay in the other hand is kinda mediocre, it’s mostly shoot for the head 2D game but there is some puzzles here and there which is cool and all. The game is not that long anyway it’s 3-4 hours which is kinda sad not gonna lie. Liberated is a unique game, with its take on story telling via comic book style 2D adventure game is done very well, I just wish they added just a bit more gameplay mechanics and more chapters to play. (Good 3/5) Give It A Try! Expand
  6. Feb 14, 2021
    5
    I was excited for this title and saving it. Because it looked like an action packed side scroller with an interesting theme. The high scoresI was excited for this title and saving it. Because it looked like an action packed side scroller with an interesting theme. The high scores quoted on the eshop convinced me and i was in for something cool.

    But I only got a few hours in.
    straight away the controls are really stiff and limited.
    There is a lot of tedious stealth and the camera is fixed with your character in the middle so you can barely see ahead.

    The comic theme is ok but they made the dumb choice to keep the gameplay in a comic panel which makes the screen much smaller for no reason. If you are playing this on switch undocked this is particularly annoying.
    and also had annoying quicktime gameplay during cinematic scenes which are less enjoyable than just watching.
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  7. Jul 5, 2020
    0
    This game is utterly pointless. The choices you make in the game do not affect the outcome in any way. Your choices only delay theThis game is utterly pointless. The choices you make in the game do not affect the outcome in any way. Your choices only delay the predetermined outcome. It’s a damn waste of time. Expand

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