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Republique - Episode 2, Metamorphosis
Not changing enough
By Harry Slater 07 May 2014
Republique | Publisher:
Camouflaj | Format:
Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Action | Players:
1 | Version:
Having now played the first two episodes, I'm still not entirely sure what Republique is.
It meanders through simple puzzles and slightly blundering stealth, waxing lyrical about the evils of fascism one minute then telling you to read more the next.
But for all of its dystopian posturing, this second chunk of the tale still feels empty.
Guards wander around a world populated by them and you, oblivious to the clanking lockers you clamber into, blind to the fact that every time they drop you in confinement you've broken out before they've left the room.
Our heroine Hope is still indecisive in her movements, taking strange paths through the world and getting into trouble because she wandered the wrong way.
There are some interesting moments in Episode 2, but it doesn't feel like Republique has really grown in the time it's been away