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  • Summary: The Red Strings Club is a cyberpunk narrative experience about fate and happiness featuring the extensive use of pottery, bartending and impersonating people on the phone to take down a corporate conspiracy.

    The professed altruistic corporation Supercontinent Ltd is on the verge of
    The Red Strings Club is a cyberpunk narrative experience about fate and happiness featuring the extensive use of pottery, bartending and impersonating people on the phone to take down a corporate conspiracy.

    The professed altruistic corporation Supercontinent Ltd is on the verge of releasing Social Psyche Welfare: a system that will eliminate depression, anger and fear from society. However, the bartender of a clandestine club and a freelance hacker don't regard this evolution as an improvement but as brainwashing. Alongside unwitting company employees and a rogue empathy android, the duo will pull all the strings they can to bring down this scheme.
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  1. Mar 19, 2019
    90
    The Red Strings Club lands on Nintendo Switch offering an experience worthy of the one that was originally released on PC. An adventure whose clearly reflective intentions build intense moral debates for the player through charismatic and unforgettable characters.
  2. Mar 22, 2019
    85
    The Red Strings Club stands out for its good story, its narrative, its charismatic characters, a great atmosphere and its simple but successful gameplay based on dialogues and mini-games. A title that invites us to reflect and replay it to explore all its stories.
  3. Mar 26, 2019
    85
    The Red Strings Club is a meaningful journey for mature audiences that can teach us a thing or two about morals. It is a game with lessons to be learned and stories to be shared, as we too have important decisions to make in our own lives.
  4. Mar 15, 2019
    80
    The Red Strings Club tells a brilliant cyberpunk tale that's full of big ideas and tough moral questions. Its gameplay sections are a little too flimsy and repetitive to keep pace, but you'll want to play through this memorable adventure nonetheless.
  5. Mar 18, 2019
    80
    The Red Strings Club fits into a niche, a cyberpunk narrative with a touch of noir bundled with in a adventure game. If any of these genres grabs your interest then you should pull up a seat, make a drink and soak into the electronic synth tunes as The Red Strings Club gives you something to really think about.
  6. 75
    I would still heartily recommend The Red Strings Club to fans of cyberpunk or crime stories or those who enjoy narrative games with a fair amount of choice and minimal gameplay. I’m not sure if I will be returning to this bar right away, but I’ll certainly be thinking about it.
  7. Apr 8, 2019
    75
    Even though The Red Strings Club is in a pixelated genre which is oversaturated, the story all but makes up for it. I would recommend this despite its controls for anyone on a budget looking for a great story-telling game, and for all sci-fi/cyberpunk fans.

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  1. Jul 14, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I took a risk buying this game. I thought it might be a non-interactive story.
    I was surprised on so many levels, with one of the best games I've played in a long, long time.
    When I bought it, I was in the middle of playing over 10 AAA titles, and I had at least five other indie games I'd just started out.
    This game sucked me in, honestly it made me laugh, cry (with actual tears), and I even contacted the musician to praise her for the soundtrack.
    This is a story, in the future, about people, about love, about fear, about being human. It made me feel, and think, things that videogames rarely do. It is a work of art, something far beyond a simple pastime.
    It made me confront some difficult decisions, sometimes to the point where I felt like the burden was too much for me.
    It made me feel envious of some of the characters, to the point of taking yet another close look at my life, and wonder "am I doing it right?".
    This is the type of jewel that appears only once every so often. Do yourself a favor - that is, if you enjoy sci-fi, drama, romance, and using your brain & your heart combined - and stop everything you're doing, go play this, right now.
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  2. Sep 29, 2019
    9
    An incredibly interesting concept that plays very well. It also finds strengths in its diverse roster of characters, as well as its incrediblyAn incredibly interesting concept that plays very well. It also finds strengths in its diverse roster of characters, as well as its incredibly compelling story. Would love to see another game like this, especially one with multiple endings. Expand
  3. Mar 30, 2020
    9
    One of my favorite games. It's really chill, the dialogues are deep, the story is immersive.
  4. Jun 22, 2020
    8
    Loved the melancholic mood and atmosphere of this story. I wish there was more cyberpunk like this on the Switch.
  5. Jun 11, 2019
    8
    The Red Strings Club is a fantastic little point and click adventure game by Devolver Digital that can be completed in one sitting. RunningThe Red Strings Club is a fantastic little point and click adventure game by Devolver Digital that can be completed in one sitting. Running about three to four hours long but with great replay value, The Red Strings Club provides a quality, succinct cyberpunk package fortified with superb dialogue and sprinkled with the tendency to make your question your own opinions.

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