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  • Summary: The Quiet Man is an immersive story driven cinematic action experience that seamlessly blends high-production live action, realistic CG and pulse-pounding action gameplay that can be completed in one sitting. [Square Enix]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 19 out of 20
  1. 80
    It's not without its issues, but these are the kinds of experiences that really stick in the mind, and I'd rather that that yet another stock-standard action game that neatly fits within structures that we've already seen dozens of times before.
  2. Nov 5, 2018
    45
    I really want to enjoy The Quiet Man. But with seriously flawed design decisions, either in terms of screenplay or mechanically as well as dramatically, it becomes tedious too soon. And that is saying something for a game that last only three to four hours.
  3. Nov 5, 2018
    40
    Trying something new doesn’t mean you’re necessarily doing something good. Behold The Quiet Man, who dares concern the topic of mutism. But despite its neo-noir atmosphere, The Quiet Man fails to draw attention.
  4. Nov 7, 2018
    30
    The Quiet Man is a failed experiment, but unlike other games that share this fate, it doesn't seem constrained by budget or technical limitations – but rather poor execution and abnormal design choices that cause its own undoing.
  5. Nov 7, 2018
    25
    The Quiet Man is so bad, we can't shut up about it. A great idea is totally killed by bad gameplay and full motion video we simply can't get our heads around.
  6. Nov 6, 2018
    20
    Inexplicable design.
  7. Nov 12, 2018
    10
    We give The Quiet Man a point because it exists, and some people worked on it, but it is easily one of the biggest trainwrecks in the history of video games. Gameplay is awful, narrative is awful... nothing can be saved, and no one would ever have the patience to play it once and then download the New Game Plus DLC that includes sounds to understand something. It's just too painful.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 10 out of 13
  1. Nov 22, 2018
    10
    The Best GameThe Best Game Eveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Expand
  2. Nov 1, 2018
    8
    It’s actually a pretty crazy idea how the devs did this game. Combining both cinematic live drama with in game elements. The fighting systemIt’s actually a pretty crazy idea how the devs did this game. Combining both cinematic live drama with in game elements. The fighting system is derived from what I see as Jason Bourne influence. Overall it’s a 3 hour movie/game. With its $15. Price tag, I’d say it’s Well worth a play through. Expand
  3. Nov 4, 2018
    8
    The Quiet Man is misunderstood. If you’re expecting The Bouncer 2 or a competent beat-em-up, avoid at all costs. This game was experimental inThe Quiet Man is misunderstood. If you’re expecting The Bouncer 2 or a competent beat-em-up, avoid at all costs. This game was experimental in a way that requires a second playthrough to truly appreciate what it was trying to achieve, even if it never quite hit the mark.

    You should know that my impressions are skewed from a streamers perspective. I played the game on Twitch and got to laugh with my viewers at the broken and janky combat, ridiculous scenarios in the live action cutscenes and best of all, craft theories as to its meaning.

    You see, according to PSN Trophies, only 25% of people finished the game, meaning most of them are not aware that “beating” the game is only just the beginning. I don’t think this is a spoiler since it is widely written about online, but a patch is planned for release for one week after its release. This isn’t an “oops, we’re sorry you hated our game, here’s some voice acting to make it better,” it’s calculated and part of the overall experience. Your first playthrough is meant to confuse, it’s meant to inspire discussion with friends to try and piece together all of the loose ends and plost twists. The second playthrough will supposedly answer all of our questions, making the second playthrough pivotal to what The Quiet Man set out to do.

    It’s a game meant to be streamed, or played in a room with friends, or discuss with others who have played it in a Discord server and then revisited a week later to see who guessed what correctly.

    You might be saying, “but why not just immediately open New Game+ for the dialogue after I beat it? Why the week wait?” Perhaps they overestimated the hype, but my guess it to avoid spoilers. Most people will probably only impulse buy this in the first week and then it will fall into obscurity, only to be rediscovered in a PSN Flash Sale for 90% off. That week allows most people that want to play it the ability to do so without fear of spoilers. It may not be the best way of approaching it, but I can say I am hyped to play again and find out exactly what was going on in the game.

    The last thing I will leave you with is a comparison: Imagine if the next Star Wars film was released without any audio or subtitles. Fans are in awe at what’s unfolding on the screen, all the betrayals, plot twists, and unanswered mysteries. A week goes by allowing fans to speculate, without spoilers, as to why characters did what they did on screen. Then, finally, the full film is released to answer all questions. That’s pretty much the best way I can sum up the experience of The Quiet Man. It inspires discussion (or in some people’s perspective, disgust), but in the end of the day it took a very bold attempt at something unique that we have NEVER seen before in the industry, even if it’s rough around the edges.
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  4. Nov 1, 2018
    1
    Seldom do I encounter a game which so aggressively and effectively convinces me that I am hated. Both in an abstract and in a personal sense.Seldom do I encounter a game which so aggressively and effectively convinces me that I am hated. Both in an abstract and in a personal sense. Every part of this game drips with a contempt which is focused solely on you, the player, as you stumble through what I can only describe as a cacophony of visual unmeaning.

    Metacritic warns that reviews must not contain spoilers, and I guarantee that I am unable to provide any. This game's "story" progresses via long, drawn out dialog scenes. They run up to 15 minutes, with very little action. The protagonist of the game is deaf. Significant time is also spent watching pianos being played and songs. Of which you hear none of. You are deaf. I want to tell you that I am joking. I want to tell you that this is a gag review.

    But all I can tell you is not to play this game.

    1 point out of 10 because I enjoyed heckling and writing this review.
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  5. Nov 1, 2018
    1
    1. This isn't a game

    2. The fighting in this is broken and clunky 3. The game crashed an hour into playing 3 times 4. The deaf parts
    1. This isn't a game

    2. The fighting in this is broken and clunky

    3. The game crashed an hour into playing 3 times

    4. The deaf parts make the cinematic parts useless and stupid (you don't learn anything since you can't hear anything)

    5. How long it took to download is ridiculous: 7 hours (RDR2 downloaded in less than an hour)

    This may have started as an interesting idea but ultimately it fails. At least it is only $15
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  6. Nov 9, 2018
    0
    El videojuego es uno de los peores del año 2018 y tal vez uno de los peores de la historia. Hay bugs, incoherencias en la trama, clichés deEl videojuego es uno de los peores del año 2018 y tal vez uno de los peores de la historia. Hay bugs, incoherencias en la trama, clichés de los latinos, el protagonista parece un maniquí con un repertorio limitado de acciones. Sin embargo, la equivocación más grande del juego es que no hay sonido para tratar de hacerlo inmersivo. Una copia fallida de Hellblade, en este juego la protagonista sufre una enfermedad mental, pero en The quiet man tenemos que meternos en la perspectiva de un sordo que solo él entiende lo que ocurre. El videojuego no es recomendable.

    In English
    The video game is one of the worst in 2018 and perhaps one of the worst in history. There are bugs, inconsistencies in the plot, clichés of Latinos, the protagonist looks like a mannequin with a limited repertoire of actions. However, the biggest mistake of the game is that there is no sound to try to make it immersive. A failed copy of Hellblade, in this game the protagonist suffers a mental illness, but in The quiet man we have to put ourselves in the perspective of a deaf man that only he understands what happens. The video game is not recommended.
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  7. Nov 2, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Trashhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhuhh! Expand

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