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Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

Serenity Forge, Good Shepherd Entertainment, Dim Bulb Games
Feb 28, 2018 - PC
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

53%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Recommended
PC Gamer
58 / 100
Game Informer
9 / 10
Polygon
7.5 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
USgamer
2.5 / 5
Destructoid
8.5 / 10
TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine - Available February 28

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine - Characters Trailer Featuring Sting


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Critic Reviews for Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

A continent-sized anthology of American campfire tales that will keep pulling you in deeper, once you acclimatise to its slow pace.

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There are beautiful and tragic scenes, songs, and passages to find in WTWTLW's journey, but they're spread far too thin.

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine shines with its incredible voice work, well-told stories that take on lives of their own, and many profound moments

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Where the Water Tastes Like Wine celebrates storytelling but loses the plot

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A unique game about collecting and trading stories across the American Dust Bowl doesn't give much room to craft your own story in the process.

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On the surface, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine seems like it has a recipe for an incredible game. It stretches the lengths of what story-driven, Twine-like games can accomplish in scope—thematically, narratively, and in terms of the dozens of writers from different cultures and backgrounds behind them. And yet, the game's onerous pace and the way it relegates the stories you collect to flash cards ends up doing a disservice to the game's strengths.

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Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is an excellent exploration of stories and the meanings we place upon them. It's a road trip game through the American landscape that's punctuated by astounding writing and entertaining encounters. There's nothing quite like it, and it's doubtful that there ever will be.

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
8 / 10
TheSixthAxis

The aesthetics, soundtrack, and writing here are wonderful and more than reward the patience required to fully unravel the game's mysteries. Playing it resulted in an immersion that went beyond my niggles with the gameplay.

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