Death And Taxes | Mini Review

What is it?

Death And Taxes is a a narrative-based title by Placeholder Gameworks, that responsibility is placed upon your bony shoulders. Created by a celestial being known only as “Fate”, your job as the Grim Reaper is to sign paperwork in order to decide who lives and dies.

 

Platform(s)

PC, Switch

Pros
Cons
The predominantly black-and-white artwork and voice acting is top-notch stuff.
Killing off certain people can greatly affect the world; actions feel like they have a lot of influence.
Can replay the game with your previoiusly unlocked goodies.
Multiple endings to unlock.
Great voice acting.
Some seemingly-useless knick-knacks at the shop.
Gameplay is rather minimalistic and can feel a bit samey.
Dialogue exchanges can sometimes drag on and feel fairly inconsequential.
Screen can get a bit cluttered.
Touch screen controls aren’t that helpful on the Switch.

Verdict:

Death And Taxes is a thoughtful, well-written and engaging experience that makes filing paperwork more complicated than before, albeit in a good way. Providing you don’t mind its minimalistic gameplay loop, that being box-ticking and picking out lines of dialogue, you’ll likely come to realize it’s a killer of a narrative-centric title.

Rating:

4 Stars

 

 

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