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If you are a fan of point-and-click RPG, hilarious storytelling, or you would like to try a point and click for the first time, then you really can’t go passed this game. It is brilliantly written, carefully designed and put together; and most of all, seriously brilliant satire.
Irony curtain is a well-implemented adventure game which is a nice reminder of point & click golden era. Everything is exactly in the right place in this game and if you are a fan of puzzles and point & click with a nice story-telling, you must not miss Irony curtain.
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The art style is great, and the humor manages to be a good mix of political satire, references, and great jokes. Irony curtain is an excellent time if you are looking for a relaxing point and click with great atmosphere.
Do I recommend you pick up Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love today? Absolutely! It’s a homage to old-school Point and Click games with a strong emphasis on inventory and environmental puzzles which will keep you constantly thinking about what to do next. Not only that, even if you get stuck, you’ll be determined to work out the solution as you’ll be hooked to the story and want to find out what happens next.
A clever, well-written appreciation of classic Point-and-Click Adventure games that should definitely be checked out by fans of the genre or anyone looking to recapture that Lucasfilm nostalgia
While not doing much that point and click games have not done before, Irony Curtain does what it does very well. Its very funny, extremely pretty and tells a good story. You cannot ask for much more than that really.
Overall though, Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka is a unique triumph, a game that offers a fresh take on a well-trodden genre that’s far funnier than a game about communist history has any right to be.
While clearly a throwback, they put enough of their own spin on the various formulas they leveraged to make something that feels familiar but still unique. For fans of point-and-click games, Irony Curtain is a sure thing. For people inexperienced with the genre it's a friendly starting point.
Irony Curtain is a fun game with a lot of heart. You can instantly tell just how much care and attention went into its creation. This ultimately results in a game that's well-written, well-designed, and confidently wears its satirical tilt on its red sleeves. For me, the brilliant writing was just enough to stave off the tedium of some puzzles. If you are nostalgic for point and click games of old, Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love is worth a look.
While Irony Curtain doesn't add anything particularly new to the point-and-click genre, satirical humour, likeable characters and fun gameplay make this a puzzle game definitely worth your time.
It’s a fun, satirical little romp that has enough going on to keep veterans going, and hopefully invest newcomers in something different. There’s some neat little trophies that require slightly divergent means, but that just adds to the length and fun. They’re optional, but it adds to the humour and tone somewhat.
In conclusion, I found myself having a fun time playing Irony Curtain. Despite some of its flaws, I recommend those who are fans of point & click games to give it a shot. I definitely plan to continue through the game and see how the story ends. Perhaps my OCD will kick in and tell me to get the platinum trophy as well!
Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka With Love is a good point and click adventure game with sense of humour and some challenging puzzles. The Switch version does have some technical issues and there's a little bugginess, but Irony Curtain is a fun little send-up of spy thrillers.
This point and click adventure features gorgeous looking visuals and a plot so overly satirical and absurd that it's impossible not to grow fond of it. Its performance regarding player inputs falls below its quota, however, as the interaction with objects doesn't always work as expected on the Nintendo Switch but for every revolutionary or just mildly subversive player who enjoys point and click adventures, Irony Curtain will provide a welcome dose of proletarian-led entertainment.
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Overall, it's another point in click game, with unique puzzles. It lacks anything too special, though, making it hard to recommend for those non-enthusiastic about the genre. If you are a puzzle game fan, and can't seem to find another alternative, this one is definitely worth a look. That being said, if you aren't a puzzle game fan, or already have your fill of puzzling action, this game is not for you.
Most of the comedy is heavy-handed, the satirical aspect is very hit and miss, and the puzzle-solving can often feel like an array of chores. Lower your expectations upon entering - as if paying a visit to Matryoshka itself.