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Red Bow has a lot of potential to be great, but it's simply not. There are a lot of strange technical issues and downright poor creative decisions that make up for a dismal experience. While the story is effectively the only thing holding this title together, it's not nearly enough to warrant a recommendation.
Red Bow bears the visual hallmarks of a 16-bit era RPG but once that impression gives places to a more involving experience, something else becomes clear: Red Bow is a horror game, and does a good job at demonstrating that a horror game does not need a realistic looking world. While a short experience, Red Bow has enough reasons to mire players in with its simple gameplay, plot and replay value. Perhaps it can also raise the banner for simple-looking horror games.
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Red Bow struggles to understand how horror game stories are told, and adventure games are designed. There are some ideas buried in there, and when the developer is more experienced it would be great to see him revisit this but Red Bow itself its a bit too hollow for its own good.
Despite its accessibility, Red Bow is not going to be for everyone. This isn't just because of its darker themes, but its rigid, basic structure that shifts between item gathering and NPC interaction. Even at the $5 asking price, it's tough to recommend to anyone but those who really fancy horror adventures with ample reading.