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Disco Elysium - The Final Cut

5 / 5

Author:

ZA/UM

OS:

Windows PC

Size:

20 GB available space

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Disco Elysium - The Final Cut

Disco Elysium - The Final Cut is the console version of the critically acclaimed role-playing video game Disco Elysium. The game is based on a tabletop role-playing game setting that Kurvitz had previously created, with him forming ZA/UM in 2016 to work on the game. Disco Elysium was critically acclaimed, with it being named as a game of the year by several publications along with numerous other awards for its narrative and art.

Gameplay

Disco Elysium has no combat, instead events are resolved through skill checks and dialog trees via a system of 24 skills that represent different aspects of the protagonist, such as his perception and pain threshold. In addition, a system called the Thought Cabinet represents his other ideologies and personality traits, with players having the ability to freely support or suppress them. Players must use skills in order to solve puzzles and progress in the game while also exploring. The game also features a distinctive oil painting art style and music by British Sea Power.

The gameplay has been described as "a weird mix of RPG and point-and-click adventure". Players explore a large, open world city, talk to NPCs, and solve puzzles and problems. These skills can be boosted with equipment or magical items, but combat is not possible.

Graphics

Disco Elysium features a distinctive oil painting art style, and music by the band British Sea Power. The game has a distinctive oil painting art style that is created using a heavily modified version of the Unity engine.

Disco Elysium - The Final Cut is a role-playing video game developed and published by ZA/UM. The game takes place in a large city still recovering from a war decades prior to the game's start, with players taking the role of an amnesic detective who has been charged with solving a murder mystery. During the investigation, he comes to recall events about his own past as well as current forces trying to affect the city.

Information about replayability

Disco Elysium - The Final Cut features full voice acting and new content. The game has three major components: exploration, skill use, and dialogue. 

Pros

  • There is no combat, and the game is based on a tabletop role-playing game setting
  • The game has been named as a game of the year by several publications
  • There are 24 skills, and the player can freely support or suppress ideologies in the Thought Cabinet
  • The game features a distinctive oil painting art style and music by British Sea Power

Cons

  • Players have to manually save the game, and the game features full voice acting
  • The game is not open-world
  • The game is short

Conclusion

Disco Elysium - The Final Cut is a unique experience that is both an RPG and a point-and-click adventure. I really enjoyed the narrative and the art style, and I look forward to seeing more from the developers.

5

out of 5

Great

Disco Elysium - The Final Cut is a unique experience that is both an RPG and a point-and-click adventure. I really enjoyed the narrative and the art style, and I look forward to seeing more from the developers.