Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

79%

Critics Recommend

Based on 19 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Jun 26, 2019

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.

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85 / 100
Jun 22, 2019

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.

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7 / 10
Oct 18, 2019

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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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2019

f you are a fan of the genre, then this is something you should check out.

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8 / 10.0
May 21, 2019

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

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8 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2019

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.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2019

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.

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5 / 5.0
May 20, 2019

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.

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Athanasios

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5 / 10
Jan 6, 2020

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.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2019

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.

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