MachiaVillain is a interesting mix between the horror movies clichés and a sim but after few hours the game feels clumsy and devious in it's mechanics.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
There are a ton of great ideas here, and I particularly dig this whole concept of a management game that's about a production line for silent slaughter rather than cash-generation as such, but the best stuff can struggle to breathe through the excessive micro-management.
MachiaVillain has a decent amount going for it, there's little doubt there. The concept is fun and one that isn't explored enough, with the added twist of a Cabin in the Woods vibe only helping matters. Once you get into it, the gameplay is engaging, particularly building. It does turns into a bit of a slog as you advance through the ranks though. A lot is also buried beneath the large amount of micromanagement.
The game is a must for horror fans, but slugglish gamplay mechanics may leave some players frustrated and a bit bored
Ultimately, MachiaVillain needs a lot of cleaning up, explanations and balance fixes. Then maybe we can all come together to have a bloody good time.
MachiaVillain is a monster hotel management sim that definitely deserves your time. The brief moments of frustration and confusion are outweighed by genuinely hilarious moments of dark humor and satisfying management-sim bliss.
MahiaVillain is a well-designed game for every fan of the economic strategy genre. It offers a lot, but unlocking all of this takes time.
Review in Polish | Read full review
MachiaVillain is a provides a terribly fun concept for a management simulation game.
Decent evil mansion management with some good stuff for several hours then it gets boring becuse it is not much to do.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
MachiaVillain's unique take on the management sim genre is hard to put down, but not all that glitters is gold (or in this case, not everything that glitters grants Prestige).