Blind Men is a humourous and pleasant homage to classic spy novels and movies,that carries multiple choices, wrapped in its visual novel pages.
Publisher Ratalaika and developer Man-Eater Games have also added a male romance element, that gifts the reader with the choices of following their head in a mission, to get the job done, or follow their heart with the hope that the mission pretty much does itself!
You play as Keegan. A criminal mastermind who decides to ditch college in order to join a master criminal organisation, with the object of world domination, notoriety and every other spy left quaking in their boots!
The main game is set on one main mission in one scenario. Readers given the choice to either steal a diamond or kidnap a professor and hold him ransom.
Whatever you choose, there are points in the story that remain the same. Keegan meets 2 men at a bar and is curious on their looks, purpose and intentions.
Sergei is a mysterious and partly secretive and uncommunicative KGB agent,next to alternative personality Hunter. A very forthcoming and open agent from the Global organisation,who makes his amorous advances and feelings towards Keegan well known from the very first introduction.
Are these men any kind of threat to your mission?…Ignore them and complete your mission objective at all costs?.. Or.. Will curiosity and your heart get the better of you?
Blind Men proceeds with its tongue firmly in cheek. Whatever choices, whether for love or criminal mastery, ensures calamity follows around every corner. With each choice exposing hidden dilemmas, surprises and life or death scenarios.
It’s never taken too seriously, and readers get a more Austin Powers infused spy story than something from a more serious take like James Bond.
The choices dramatically change where the story leads and branches out and ultimately, to its short and abrupt finale. Yes, this is a very short visual novel and yet, there is a good deal of multiple paths and story twists to warrant repeated plays.
Overall, a satisfying short read at an affordable price.
Thanks to Ratalaika/Man-Eater for the code