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Distraint

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

57%

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Based on 7 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCOct 21, 2015

Developer: Jesse Makkonen

Genre: Horror

DISTRAINT is a 2D psychological horror adventure game for PC. You step into the shoes of an ambitious young man named Price. In order to forge a partnership from a famous company, Price seizes the property of an elderly woman. In that very moment he finds out the price of his humanity. This is his story and the tale of his regrets...
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Though it may look like nothing special on the surface, DISTRAINT is a worthwhile adventure game about the toll greed can take. Horror imagery is used to display the main character's all-consuming guilt, and the smart sound design amplifies it perfectly. While the story isn't especially long, it's absorbing and gives you a lot to think about.

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It's all very sombre and gray and feels like charcoal etchings brought to life.

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While some areas begin to feel a bit repetitive when back-and-forth wandering is needed to move beyond a puzzle, this one still gets a hearty recommendation from me.

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Fair warning: the game is quick. But its quickness could have been one of its virtues. You can't deny that Distraint is cinematic in the way that it plays out. Had the challenges and the story been tweaked and balanced out a little bit better, it could have been an absolute triumph.

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