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My Big Sister Review

I’ve played games where there are a lot of blood, cursing, and disturbing moments but I have never played a game like My Big Sister before. This game is so freaky and so disturbing that I’m not even sure I should write this review. For all I know, this could be a Ring sort of situation. You may think I’m kidding but let me tell you about My Big Sister for the Nintendo Switch and then you can let me know if I’m exaggerating even a little bit.

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My Big Sister doesn’t pull any punches. It starts out with the main character having a weird dream about her sister being dead, leads to some disturbing stuff at home that leads to blood, nudity, cursing, and things wanting to kill you.

The content in My Big Sister is very mature. This is not a game you’d want little kids playing. Actually, I’d say you wouldn’t want teenagers playing this one either. Grownups only should apply for this game and even they might be disturbed by it. I know I am.

My Big Sister is a 2D, overhead pixel Adventure game.  You solve puzzles, read dialogue, and try to find a way out of the mess that the sisters get themselves into. The game gets more and more disturbing as it progresses. I was not prepared for this game at all.

Don’t let My Big Sister’s pixel graphics fool you. This is a very dark game. It is a good looking game and a well designed game, but just because its a pixel game don’t go thinking that its a “retro” game. I’ve never seen any old school games that were this dark. My Big Sister is a mature indie game and will not hold your hand. Its up to you to save the day…or not.

My Big Sister’s controls are very good. The game does not take advantage of the Switch’s touch controls or motion controls. Its a very basic analog/button game. That totally works for My Big Sister though.

Overall, My Big Sister is an indie game that’ll freak you the heck out. There is blood. There is a little nudity (though its pixel so its not too graphic). And there is some cursing. My Big Sister is like a horror movie brought to via an indie game creator’s 2D engine. Its freaky, disturbing, and I don’t want anything more to do with it. If you to play this game, go ahead. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

My Big Sister gets an 8.0 out of 10.

Thanks to Ratalaika Games for providing a review copy of this game. You can be disturbed by this game right now! Its available on the Nintendo Switch eshop.

 

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blank Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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