Sinless

Developer: MGP Studios
Publisher: Forever Entertainment
Platforms: Switch, PC
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 23/01/2020
Price: £8.99/$9.99
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.

[ Introduction ]

Sinless is a short but interesting Point and Click adventure with a boat load of visual novel thrown in.

Sinless is set in the future. The world as we know it is gone; the Order has taken over. Everyone now has cybernetic enhancements and their days HAVE to be officially set out for them. You start your day the same as everyone else. However, this day does not go to plan.

There is one massive criticism of this title it is far too short, the itself story is fairly decent but left me really wanting more!

Sinless officer

[ Gameplay ]

Gameplay is simple, set up in two parts. First there is the point and click aspect, this involves moving around the screen scrutinizing everything there. Dialog options pop up, click the response you like for example Talk or Look. Then carry on to to some puzzles to solve, nothing too taxing. The second aspect is the visual novel side of the game, pretty self explanatory you simply read.
 
There are some mini games that can be played throughout, they are fairly basic but it is a nice addition.
 
Sinless choices

[ Visual and Perfomance ]

Visually, Sinless is striking with its hand drawn screens and neon glow to everything. It gives the feel of a dystopian future where there is something very wrong with the world. It sets me in mind of Blade Runner. The neon glow is great but does distorts some images, making them feel blurry.
 
The thing that sticks out for me with the design is the sheer amount of pop culture and video game references that there is to be found. It is an easter egg hunters play ground.
 
I found no bugs while playing.
Sinless Exchange square

[ Sound ]

The sound design is decent. The ambient noise makes it feel like the city is alive to some extent. The music really gives the cyberpunk feel to the world. It does its job in the end.

Sinless interaction

[ Conclusion ]

Overall, Sinless could have been something really special. The world and lore is good. The art style is striking, but there is not enough of it. This is the worst thing a point and click title can do let alone a visual novel. I really hope that the Developers make another game like this and put some meat on the bones.
If you have a spare couple hours, then this is definitely something to play though but it is not a must buy.

If you are looking for something very different, then check out our review of Eagle Island HERE!
8-10
GREAT