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The Piano

Rating Summary

Based on 4 critic reviews
Weak Man

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40

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General Information

Available on:PCJun 4, 2018

Developer: Mistaken Visions

Genres: Horror, Adventure

A fusion of traditional survival horror, story-driven adventure, and noir-influenced murder mystery, The Piano is an unsettling journey through 1940s Paris. Born to an American father and a French mother in the aftermath of the Great War, John Barnerway lived in the shadow of his three brothers. George, Louis and Valentine were renowned pianists - but when John is accused of their murders, he finds himself at the centre of a media witch-hunt that sees him traversing the lonely streets of Paris in search of answers. FEATURES True psychological horror: delve into the darkest corners of John's mind Gather clues and solve puzzles in search of answers Evade terrifying foes that stalk the empty streets of Paris Piece together a fragmented story to uncover the truth A noir-influenced aesthetic, with heavily stylised visuals Immersive soundtrack and full voice acting

The Piano Reviews

TheSixthAxis

Steve C
5 / 10
TheSixthAxis

The Piano is an ambitious and interesting project that doesn't quite meet its potential.

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The Piano could be a decent noir mystery but for now it needs a lot of work. Clunky gameplay, numerous graphical bugs and extremely poor optimization are holding this game back from telling its intriguing tale of murder and madness.

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That the game is such a disappointment is a true shame; its ideas are as intriguing and novel as any to be found across the vast plains of the indie sector. The Piano's strengths prime the title to embed itself in the hearts and minds of gamers willing to give it a chance. Unfortunately, the weaknesses are too many and the sense of discord across the production too high. Put simply, The Piano falls flat.

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The Piano fails to execute meaningfully on any of its promising concepts, which are further marred by finicky controls and antiquated game design.

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