PC - Windows
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About this game
Developer: Wild Factor
Content Rating: Rating pending
Machiavillain is an evil mansion management and strategy game, inspired by Dungeon Keeper, Prison Architect and all the horror movie clichés! Build your own manor, raise your monsters, set up your traps, and exterminate your victims. But to gain reputation you'll have to slay by the horror movie rules!
- OS: Windows 7 or later. 32 Bit supported.
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or faster
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5750/Nvidia GT 450 or higher
- DirectX: Version 9.0
- Storage: 1 GB available space
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I was excited to design my murder mansion full of secret trap doors. I love zombies and vampires and wanted to do right by my minions. It was the opaque rules that kept me at arm’s length. The ideas in this game are enough to make me want to tolerate a lot, but not this much. Ultimately, MachiaVillain needs a lot of cleaning up, explanations and balance fixes. Then maybe we can all come together to have a bloody good time.
This is the sort of game that can easily be played for hours on end and feel like only minutes have passed. It’s especially fun as a means to act out as a dastardly character with whimsical aspects thrown in. If the developer makes some tweaks and introduces a more robust tutorial or at least integrate the external wiki in-game then it’ll prove an even better experience. All in all, MachiaVillain takes a bit of dedication to get into, but it’s worth the effort.
Bottom Line? It’s a fun and zany game with a quirky art style (feels similar to Don’t Starve) but it can be cumbersome. Also, the randomization can hurt: I had to start several games over from minute 1 when there wasn’t enough free space to start building my haunted house. Also… the ability to have multiple stories would be nice. Haunted basements, anyone? Attics?