This review assumes you have already played Cliff’s main route and makes no attempt to keep the plot unspoiled.
- The scenes in which Cliff covers up the murders are interesting. His detachment and resignation work there.
- The one thing that really bothered me in Cliff’s main route is omitted here.
- How Cliff describes his past and personality does not click with his main route. His inability to feel and process ANY emotions before the MC arrived had me trying to figure out exactly what kind of disorder he would be diagnosed with today – or if he’s simply a robot. This coupled with his careful mimicry of how others act in order to lie to them made me think of a serial killer. Was all this in his backstory before his main route? Because I never got that vibe before playing his POV. Y’all are creeping me out, Voltage.
- Either you buy all the different metaphors for how Cliff sees the world or you don’t. I don’t. Every time he got started, I’d sigh and start tapping more quickly.
- I wanted more time with secondary characters and less “MC is the greatest” daydreaming. The scene with Andrew is nice, but I was expecting something with Cleo since she features fairly prominently in the main route.
Overall: Not recommended.
Voltage Entertainment USA’s Speakeasy Tonight is available on iOS.