The Sinking City

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Creepy horror-focused story has bloody, disturbing imagery.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

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age 15+

An Unfortunate Disappointment

As both a fan of the Cthulhu Mythos (the whole mythos not just the works of Lovecraft), the American Roaring Twenties, and Open World design, I was the exact audience the developer was looking for. Unfortunately the developer failed to deliver a worthy game. I could write a full length article on this game but will keep it short by saying that all aspects of the game from graphics to gameplay to the open world nature of the city are all poorly done. Was the game rushed or was it too much for a limited studio to pull off? Don't have the answer only the failed attempt at what could have been an amazing game if done by a better game developer. To add insult to injury, the people who made the game felt the need to interject a mission that was meant to make fun of the American president at the time, Donald Trump. Being that I do not live in America I do not have a political side (American anyway) so this was both unnecessary as well frustrating in that the developer decided a very specific modern political reference should trump immersion. Combine this with a non-sensical statement about being against racism but wanting to keep things true to the time period, while disregarding the racial history of America and interjecting monuments to the Underground Railroad in a 1920's American City as well as "blackwashing" the residents to give an appearance of a modern American city, it then makes you wonder why they even put the KKK into the game (hence the disclaimer at the start of the game) when the game itself is revisionist? Avoid this befuddled mess.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
age 18+

Terrible piece of garbage full of bugs

This game is full of bugs and glitches literally when playing this on my ps4 my game crashed 6 times after playing for 8 hours that’s when I just rage quitted the game and am never gonna play again it’s a waste of money a lack of f**king that the developers put towards making this game it’s no wonder why the game has a score of 64 on metacritic it’s a pretty shitty game honestly and a waste of money and time don’t buy this game you will regret it.

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