Red Bow Review: A Nice Bittersweet Treat

Red Bow Game | PS4 - PlayStation

I heard in Japan there is vending machine for everything. Is there a vending machine for fast games? A quick game that will give you a mental boost?  Yes, this game is very short. Depending where you purchase the game (I bought mine on Steam for around $2), it wasn’t a huge loss. I spent a few hours total with the game. Not because it was difficult, it was because I had to restart the game several times when I got stuck. But if you follow a guide you can beat it in an hour. So game design is quite questionable.

The game, in my opinion, is designed for those who love trophy hunting, and who appreciate short sweet story. These days, you are considered bad-ass if you play indie games while at the same time accumulating trophies so you can show off to your gaming friends.  But if you are not one of those who care for that–no need to fret, the game has some depth.  You play as a little girl who is more like a little boy (she does not hesitate getting rid of enemies in the most brutal way).  Humor mixed with serious topics such as love, loss and death will surely leave you with a lingering aftertaste once you beat it.

In conclusion, the game ends with a powerful message.   One in particular is the message for the ladies: Stop asking your partner if you are pretty.  The only person who knows that answer, is you.  But I am pretty sure the lady has her own story that needs to be explored.  Overall, it’s still a heartfelt game worth playing if you have a few bucks to spare. I had a few laughs with the game so it was worth the purchase.

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