Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is like an epic yet enigmatic novel

A screenshot from Disco Elysium. | Image: Studio ZA/UM

At some point during my time with Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, after I read yet another minutes-long dialogue sequence to try and learn more information about the game’s murder mystery, I realized I felt like I was slowly working my way through a long novel — one that went just a little bit over my head.

In The Final Cut, an enhanced version of the 2019 cult hit role-playing game that made its console debut on PlayStation in March, you play as a cop with amnesia investigating a murder case about a hanged man. You’ll explore a fictional place called Revachol and talk to a huge cast of characters to piece together clues about the hanged man’s killer.

Almost every conversation or interaction has an extensive dialogue tree, allowing you…

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