Table Manners is disappointing and frustrating at the same time, and feels like a bit of a wasted opportunity to make something fun and different and entertaining
Table Manners is a dating game with intentionally wonky controls that tests your ability to impress dates with only one hand. It may seem like a butler simulator, but the reasoning behind your actions doesn't ruin the fun. Some people may get annoyed with the game's controls and design, but fans of Surgeon Simulator are sure to love it.
These date-based dexterity tests offer a sharp commentary on modern romance … but with all its maddening pitfalls
I really don't think I'm the market for this game, there are no doubt some people out there that can get hours of entertainment out of knocking items on a dining table over time after time… I'm not one of them. If you like slapstick humour and don't mind frustrating controls then this may be up your alley. For me, this is a hard pass!
A funny social commentary trapped between frustration and poor game design.
Go on a date in Table Manners and learn how not to make mistakes on the real one. At least when serving food.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
I’d have liked to have had more fun with Table Manners, but its purposefully-awkward controls ended up being just too awkward to bear. It’s a balancing act, and sadly I feel like developer Echo Chamber Games has missed the mark.
Table Manners is an indie dating simulator that stands out for its gameplay and give us what it promises, flirting through an app and having entertaining dates in which patience and meticulousness will be essential to succeed. The game will have very fun moments with chat conversations and who knows, maybe it will make us find love in the virtual world.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
The game could have been interesting. There's a good idea, excellent levels, but not enough content. After all it doesn't matter if you go to the sushi bar, or you are in plane, your partner will still want the same thing
Review in Czech | Read full review
Table Manners showed me a good time. It's a simple game but at the same time it's not and that's what makes it perfect for when you just want to rip your brain off and have a laugh. I'd play it over and over again and I'm sure I'll have a lot of fun with my friends, since we only share one neuron and can use it in shifts.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Dating is hard enough, but Table Manners sets out to show just how ridiculous it can be. Unfortunately, the physics are too futile to be any fun.
Table Manners gets the experience of dating half-right, capturing the nervousness and awkward conversation in totality. The in-game app meant to cultivate your relationship(s) often leads to disappointment or confusion. Unless you’re out to sabotage everything in the name of a good time, there’s not much room for fun or risk losing the relationship. When trying to do your best, the simulation and physics often get in the way. It’s certainly enjoyable for hours on end, but it doesn’t quite come together like it should.
Table Manners is designed to give you indigestion with its OTT gameplay bound to provide a few frustrated laughs, though its lack of polish and longevity mean it's a bit of an empty snack.
One this game maybe it's better to swipe left and watch some shenanigans on YouTube.
Review in Persian | Read full review