Disco Elysium: The Final Cut isn't for everyone. Its unapologetically mature storytelling and methodical pacing can make it a tough nut to crack, but with a bit of patience and willingness to let yourself get lost in its dilapidated world, you'll find a gripping RPG.
Playing as a middle aged detective who's suffering from a severe case of amnesia after drinking himself into oblivion, it's immediately clear that Disco Elysium doesn't want to be conventional. This point is hammered home when the different aspects of your psyche start talking to you, pushing you to make increasingly important decisions as the plot grows more and more intense. Needless to say, there's nothing quite like Disco Elysium — and that's partly why it's such a memorable game.
Its haunting music and excellent art direction make Disco Elysium a treat for the senses — a rarity when it comes to such text-heavy titles — but it's the exceptionally sharp writing that elevates the experience. This is some of the most affecting storytelling available on PlayStation, and what's truly impressive is that the narrative can twist and turn to startling degrees based on your actions.
It's one of those games that you'll be thinking about well beyond the end credits.
You can read our full Disco Elysium: The Final Cut PS5 review here.
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