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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 106 Ratings

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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 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 20 out of 21
  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: 4 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 11 out of 15
  1. Dec 30, 2018
    10
    Quem nunca viu Mr Bean,não nasceu pra jogar The Quiet Man,foda-se se é surdo o cara,se a narrativa ñ tem fala,se o jogo se passar na visão deQuem nunca viu Mr Bean,não nasceu pra jogar The Quiet Man,foda-se se é surdo o cara,se a narrativa ñ tem fala,se o jogo se passar na visão de um surdo,foda-se se pra enteder o jogo pracisa zerar 2 vezes,foda-se simplesmente o jogo é sensacional,divertido e boa história. Expand
  2. Nov 22, 2018
    10
    The Best GameThe Best Game Eveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr 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 4, 2018
    1
    I have never laughed so hard, then the first 20 minutes of this game. Oh my god! The level of cheese the acting it was so bad and when itI have never laughed so hard, then the first 20 minutes of this game. Oh my god! The level of cheese the acting it was so bad and when it flipped to me fighting I just started laughing and couldn't stop. I decide to try and play properly so I look up controls, but there picture diagrams, abstract at that. WTF he's deaf not illiterate you can write words ! Just an absolute disaster but total success as a comedy. Expand
  5. 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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  6. Dec 22, 2018
    0
    Odpad
    délka hry odpovídá 2 dolarům
    čím dál horší nápady vývojařů
    vůbec neví jak udělat kvalitní hry
    2/100
  7. Nov 2, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Trashhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhuhh! Expand

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