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Republique (pc game)
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Enter the nightmare

On paper, Republique sounds like it should be a classic point-and-click adventure, on a par with old-school hits like Beneath a Steel Sky. It's got a stellar voice cast, the involvement of lots of industry veterans, a slick and stylish look, and a head bending sci-fi plot. However, in reality it proves to be a bit of a letdown which is easily skipped. The story sounds like something out of Metal Gear Solid crossed with George Orwell, as you explore a nightmarish totalitarian world, uncovering a complex and far-reaching conspiracy across five episodes of point-and-click fun. You view the world through the many security cameras which populate it, guiding the heroine in stealthy fashion past guards and other hazards, with the ability to upgrade your skills also coming into play. That's pretty much it in terms of gameplay, with your exploration uncovering lore to reveal more about the world, which in theory gives the game more appeal. One of the key catches about this game is that we're still waiting for the final episode and although it's supposed to drop in 2016, gamers had to wait a long time for episode four, making them wonder if it was ever going to show up. Even without this caveat, the game still isn't all that spectacular. The story is familiar dystopian stuff, with a few twists and turns to keep you guessing, but not much more beyond. The gameplay too isn't overly impressive or memorable, and certainly isn't challenging, and although the visuals aren't bad, it's not enough to save this from being little more than mediocre.

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