The Sexy BrutaleReview by Damien King

Welcome to the Sexy Brutale — a sprawling mansion, casino and theater that hosts an annual masquerade for owner Lucas and his friends. This year sees a shift from the norm, however; staff are mysteriously killing off the guests, and you're the only one who can save them. Lucky for them, you're armed with a little time travel. Forget the awkward, adult entertainment-esque title; The Sexy Brutale is a puzzle/adventure game with a simple though uncommon premise: yo... read more »

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Prepare yourself for non-stop action and unrelenting difficulty.

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Become one with the shadows.

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