The Sinking City
from developer Fragwares
is an interesting beast. On the one hand, it's a representative piece of H.P. Lovecraft
-inspired storytelling in videogame form. The detective nature of the game makes for interesting gameplay, but isn't as wholly freeform as we're promised. But
, it's still very good.
But let's let our review do the talking, here's a snippet:
Still, the story here is just really great. Fantastic even. And it’s not the devs’ fault that the issues mentioned above exist, either. Money was clearly a factor. And maybe Big Ben and Frogwares bit off more than they can chew, but I stand by the game’s addictive PI loop; revelation and working out how to get the most out of each investigation is true carrot and string gameplay. And they succeed here. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t come together as a whole. There’s genuine desire and ability -- specifically from a writing perspective -- within this studio. And if they were given more dollerydoos there’s no telling how far they could go.
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Like, comparatively, the writing on a singular level (not entirely branching, mind), is The Witcher 3 levels...