Developer: Baroque Decay
Publisher: Another Indie
Platforms: Switch, PC
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 29/10/2020
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.
Yuppie Psycho Executive Edition has you playing as Brian Pasternack. He is from the suburbs and has been given a job at Sintracorp. That he did not know he was getting. Sitracorp is one of the biggest corporation in the world ever, making Brain’s job offer even more mysterious. Brian can rise his class rank from G to A with a payout of 10,000 credits. He has one job; Kill the witch.
The story in Yuppie Psycho is a few things. Gladly bad is not one of them, in fact the story is amazing. It is funny, witty, creepy, scary, bonkers and will keep a player on the edge of their seat.
The gameplay in Yuppie Psycho feels like a point and click game. Walk around the office building discovering clues, items and talking to whoever will talk to solve the problems. This is actually a superb and fun game to play with puzzles and death around every corner and a lot of coffee.
There is action and chase sequence, where our Brian must escape before being devoured or get blown up by glowing eyes on the floor. With a lot of twist and turns in there as well. Not to mention the downright bonkers stuff like the Colonel and his motivational talk.
With the main job for Brain in Yuppie Psycho being to kill a witch, it is easy to see how this is a horror title. That being said, there are no real jump scares in the game, it’s more psychological. With writing on the walls, twisted imagery of office life. For example, the women in HR are all bodies with massive lips for heads as they talk all day. There is also the angry works who are overworked and get angry when you get to close. I love all the concepts and portrayal within the game.
In terms of graphics Yuppie Psycho makes a brilliant use of the dark, as part horror clique and really making you think about what could lurk in the dark. A lot of the office is in the dark or has very little lighting throughout (I would have to report maintenance, if there is one). A brilliant use of sound for things moving around out of screen view or chasing you around to kill you. When each comes together, it is unsettling.
Yuppie Psycho: Executive Edition is a fantastic game in every facet, great writing, world design, characters. This is a must have for any adventure fan more so if you like a good creepy game.