High crime rates, corruption and a change of morals… Can he survive the new society?
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (37 reviews) - 40% of the 37 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (297 reviews) - 59% of the 297 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 15, 2016

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“... there are jokes that are simply unacceptable.”
1/10 – Илья Мэддисон

“What is he saying? Vodka worth 3.50”
- – Виктор Зуев

“For local stall? In the 80? Just ***. ***! Now, that's a stall that behind him, I was in Moscow being, that is, Muscovites! I saw well, year, well, so that it was possible to go to any, well, year 94, 95, 96, well here to with such a variety, it is the year 96. Prior to that, either in the street or at markets, the so-called , here. And so just like that tents have sprung up everywhere, everywhere, everywhere, this year really 96, especially with such a range, over there Adrenaline Rush can see, it is generally the 2000s !!! Well, in short, the guys do not bother.”
- – Виктор Зуев

About This Game

Spakoyno is a Russian visual novel set in the late USSR. This is a story of an average Russian guy named Kirill. The characters are left at the borderline conflict of old and new society. High crime rates, corruption and a change of morals… Can he survive the new society?

The brother of the protagonist has gone into criminal underground and the father spends all his time at work and can't protect his sons. Militsiya doesn't do anything about local criminal groups. Kirill is left alone… Everyone is against him: Kirill doesn't favor neither patriots, nor bandits or soviet conservatives. He wishes for peace in our world, so he decides to struggle.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 715 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.6 or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 720 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 730 MB available space
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Recent:
Mixed (37 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (297 reviews)
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Ketonal
2.1 hrs
Posted: August 16
Fresh instal. Check files. 99 files were broken...
Game quality = garbage.
Story = garbage.
Visual side = garbage.
Musical background = garbage.
If you want achievements - you have to delete manually some files and download game again... sometimes couple of times...

There are impressive things though. I have bought PC good enough to handle witcher 3 in max quality (with hairworks and so on) and this game still have frame drops.. This is really amazing. No idea how they forced VN to lag/cause frame drops. If they could use their IT magic to create good game next time it would be just great.

Worth buying? No ♥♥♥♥ing way. In a 90% discount? Still no.
If you really wan't this piece of ♥♥♥♥ in your library - just wait. I'm prety sure it will be given away in massive numbers on gleam xD
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Dead by Moonlight
2.7 hrs
Posted: August 13
Great Game! <3
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Зимородок
3.7 hrs
Posted: August 10
XOSPADE 10/10 IGRA GODA PO VERSII MENYA, ZA HOVANSKOGO I DVOR STRELAIY V UPOR
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TheMattyPlant®
4.5 hrs
Posted: July 20
This is a Story driven text based game, with artwork for characters, on backdrops.

Well its clearly a Russian game (English translation) Vodka, motherland, western references, and
even turns into Back to the Future during some choices.

The story isn't that good, despite multiple endings, its full of grammatical errors, contradictions, homophobia, and centres on Russia and the former Soviet Union countries.

I really did not enjoy this, it really was a grind to get all the achievements, and sit through the story (Doc Brown WTF!?), and I would never pay the full price of £5+, I'm so glad it was from a bundle, as it would be an instant refund for me.

So ultimately I cannot recommend this, unless you really want some trading cards.
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♥Leno4ka♥
2.1 hrs
Posted: July 14
Данная новелла не имеет ни какого отношения к СССР,это понятно с первых минут.Во первых-В ссср не было столько много гопников,через каждый выбор тебе на глаз попадется гопник,и гопник и ещё.Вообщем я дальше не смог это читать..Простите. 10/10 гопников
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PhibesX
3.7 hrs
Posted: July 2
Story feels kinda random.
Characters are not likable.
Art is not attractive.
If I had paid full price, I'd refund it.
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nonfrager
0.1 hrs
Posted: June 20
Product received for free
Decent visual novel with nice (i believe unique as well) sound. Lots of hidden references.
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I'm gone for 3 months for Army
4.4 hrs
Posted: June 17
Back to future comrade style!
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RA2lover
2.0 hrs
Posted: June 17
Product received for free
Relatively short visual novel that initially tries to impose a serious look, then completely derails itself by invoking things such as counting a car crash followed by a main character's relative jumping out a window to kill himself as an assassination attempt or time travel shenaningans simply because vodka is too ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ expensive. The story is lacking, None of the endings are well fleshed out, but the game is still good for a laugh as the protagonist gets beat up every five minutes.
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I Am a Stone
1.3 hrs
Posted: June 16
tl;dr I have no idea how this game exists, nothing makes sense.

So I came in to this game without having a lot of expectations (even thought it costs 8$) . So I launched the game and saw...Russian, thankfully it was easy to find the language change button, just click the huge russian flag. But I still didn't know what was to come.

You see, when you wish to make a game that is story driven you mainly face 1 problem. That being having a story. No need to say that this games fails big time having one. For example there was one time that I snitched my brother to my father for spending all the money on beer, then my brother pops-up and punches me in the face and my character passes out. In the next scene my character is thinking "I won't betray my brother to father".

Story: 0/10
Stuff happened and then more stuff happened and then it ended

Characters: 1/10
All the characters are random. The relationships between the characters are random. The only character that stays true is the protagonist, his trait is to get punched in the face

Music: 10/10?
There were some russian stuff? I guess that's good?

Enjoyment: 0/10
It was bad. Trust me

Would I play it again? No
Should you play it? No
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Fresh instal. Check files. 99 files were broken...
Game quality = garbage.
Story = garbage.
Visual side = garbage.
Musical background = garbage.
If you want achievements - you have to delete manually some files and download game again... sometimes couple of times...

There are impressive things though. I have bought PC good enough to handle witcher 3 in max quality (with hairworks and so on) and this game still have frame drops.. This is really amazing. No idea how they forced VN to lag/cause frame drops. If they could use their IT magic to create good game next time it would be just great.

Worth buying? No ♥♥♥♥ing way. In a 90% discount? Still no.
If you really wan't this piece of ♥♥♥♥ in your library - just wait. I'm prety sure it will be given away in massive numbers on gleam xD
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
63 of 73 people (86%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Absolutely Terrible. I've played bad visual novels, but I've never played a visual novel THIS bad. 1st off: the game frequently dips to 5 fps on my GTX 970. It's not a big deal in this type of game, but I really think it sets the stage for what's to come. Sometimes you'll be playing, and you'll only get a black screen in the background, with an error message saying "image 'e6-7' not found." while the dialogue goes on like nothing happened. Honestly it's hillarious. Who knew that you could screw up a visual novel this bad?

So how's the art, when you can actually see it? Terrible. What you're seeing on the store page is the best this game has to offer. You don't wanna see the worst it has to offer.

How's the writing? It's riddled with typos, and things that just flat out don't make sense. As for the story itself, things just sort of happen. It's not even in the "it's so bad it's good" category. It's just bad.

Don't waste your money on this game. It's not funny, it's not smart, and it sure as hell isn't competent. This game is worse than (and I don't say this lightly) 100 september 11ths.
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41 of 46 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
I really wanted to like this game. After having played Russian Horror Story which I quite enjoyed made by the same developers, I had hopes this could be equally as good if not better. The subject matter and period of turbulent transitional history are a story that isn't greatly told to Western audiences. This could have been a great way to allow people to explore these events. With much potential comes much regret for buying this game unfortunately.

The stories that unfold are very short, uninteresting, contains uninteresting characters, and barely has much dialogue at all. The art style is appealing to me at least. The few pieces of music featured are ok and somewhat catchy. The biggest most glaring complaint comes with the fact that the game is missing entire images, which leave you staring into totally blank scenes, displaying only the text box and a "missing img error" displayed.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=625344827

This comes after very many delays with the release. Not sure how this passed off as a completed game at all. I couldn't even tell I had finished one of the stories, since it displayed no end credits or mention whatsoever. Instead just recycling me back to the start leaving me confused.

Could not recommend this at all. All around this feels like a bit of a lazy effort. Doesn't contain any of the charm as with their previous game. Leaves me with a rather bitter taste after having bought it on release now. If you must have it wait for a bare minimal sale.
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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Worst visual novel you will ever play!! terrible background pictures that dont even fit the setting at times, the story is just terrible. A bully gets you and you always get punch my him.

Pros
change the language from Russian to English
Multiple Endings

Cons
- Very low resolution background images (most pictures seems like the were copied off of the internet!)
- The story isn't all that interesting
- images seems to be missing at some parts
- The game launches in Russian
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24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Worst visual novel i have ever played, it's not even working properly. Some pictures in the game don't even load. I don't recomend this game to anyone.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Weirdest VN I’ve ever played, and not in a good way. I got this because I saw Doc Brown and because I like to give a chance to VNs from various countries. And well, it’s bad. But to be really honest, I’ve played worst games? So it’s bad, but not atrocious… I guess. The plot is weak and doesn’t make much sense, the art style is bad, BGs were more or less, BGM was annoying sometimes. The characters felt plain, there’s no development. Also those bears floating on balloons on the menu screen creeped me out, I don’t know why.

3/10.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
DAFAQ did I just read?

Pro's:
The newsreport about the fall of the USSR ("revolutionists must die... oh they won? Long live our glorious liberators!"

Con's:
Everything else. Girl you just met turns neigbour you date in the next scene, apparently is someone else's gf (but looks totally different at that point). Father dies, his murderers gets blown up and thus he returns to power (wtf???) Don't even get started on the time-travelling in the end bit. There's literally no sense at all to find here.

PS. Don't tell Empror (yes, Empror) Putin to ♥♥♥♥ off... Also every single resolution of the story ends up with the protagonist dying, even if he survived about 200 beatups throughout the game (seriously, try reading 5 minutes without the screen going red and a huge fist appearing).

Worst VN ever.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Story feels kinda random.
Characters are not likable.
Art is not attractive.
If I had paid full price, I'd refund it.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Monumentally bad as a virtual novel. Even if you don't count the fact that a character's name changed three times during the game and the multiple writting errors, there's still the bad plot that ends in a very weird way, the little (in fact, almost none) freedom given to the player to actually change the storyline, and the fact that your character changes personality like someone changes shirts (e.g. in one second you're helping and old man carrying bags, in the other you're spitting at the ground, disrespecting the old lady who's cleaning up).

3/10 save your money, even if it's at 0,95€
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
I can't tell you if the Russian version is any better (which I'm guessing is why this game has Mostly Positive reviews), but the English version is absolutely horrible. There are spelling errors, grammatical errors, and sometimes what they say just doesn't make any sense at all.

The plot itself starts out completely boring, and then takes a gigantic left turn into a "Back to the Future" piece of crap. This game is terrible, do yourself a favor and don't purchase it.
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