The First Hour: The Sexy Brutale
You wake up in a room and a girl with bleeding hair gives you a magic pocketwatch that lets you relive the last twelve hours as many times as you want. She asks you to stop everyone in the mansion from being murdered by the staff. It’s a tall order, but don’t worry: You’re mostly invisible, and you can try as many times as it takes to prevent the deaths of the other guests. Thus begins The Sexy Brutale, an unorthodox and unique adventure game recently launched for the Switch. Unfortunately, its ambition and creativity is marred by technical issues: As you can see in the video embedded below, Andrew (@playcritically) encountered constant buffering and headache-inducing framerate drops. This has promise to be one of the Switch’s best indies if it gets more support. But will it?