In this review we will tell you about Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, an expanded and improved version of the phenomenal RPG of ZA / UM
If you are a lover of old school RPGs for sure you will know Disco Elysium , the debut work of the small indie software house ZA / UM. In 2019 we reviewed the title in a very detailed article and now we are about to do the same in honor of the new re-release. In fact, ZA / UM recently released Disco Elysium: The Final Cut , an expanded and improved version of their exceptional RPG, and in this review we will tell you about all the main innovations it has introduced.
Exploration, politics and difficulties
Disco Elysium boasted a huge amount of content when it first launched and now features even more . Among the biggest innovations we have the addition of a new explorable area , but not only. The areas featured in the original release have also been enriched with the addition of new items to collect, new clothes, new characters and many new interactions . In fact, now the game has more than 150,000 words that are added to the inordinate amount of dialogues and descriptions already present from 2019.
Another great novelty is the presence of new missions linked to your detective’s political vision . During the adventure, the protagonist could tend towards one of four great ideologies and, in case you decide to indulge his thoughts, you will have the opportunity to start a completely new questline . These missions are unrelated to the main story, but will allow you to define your character even better.
Finally, another interesting novelty is represented by the Hardcore mode. This new level of difficulty will allow you to make the game experience much more tiring and punishing than usual. In Hardcore mode, in fact, the difficulty of all shots will increase, you will find less money around and the medicines will cost a lot more. Fortunately, however, there will be at least one positive side to compensate for all these additional obstacles, since at this level of difficulty your protagonist will gain more experience points . This mode is designed to make players think more before taking action and increase the impact of failures, and is therefore perfect for experienced players looking for a more raw and realistic experience.
Voice to the People – Disco Elysium: The Final Cut Review
In the previous paragraph of the review we talked about the many additions made by The Final Cut edition of Disco Elysium, but we have omitted the one that we think is the most important: the dubbing . In the first version of the game there were small spoken sections, but now every single character you meet will have their own voice acting . Even the many facets of the protagonist’s personality will have a voice with which to communicate!
For some people, dubbing might seem like an uninfluential addition, but in reality it can really increase the quality of the title a lot . In an RPG like this , immersion is very important and hearing the NPCs surrounding the protagonist speak can make the game world much more alive and realistic . Furthermore, the general quality of the dubbing is really excellent and manages to give extreme emphasis to the personality and mood of each character.
Technical Improvements – Disco Elysium: The Final Cut Review
In addition to the many additions we told you about in the course of the review, Disco Elysium: The Final Cut also features a large number of technical improvements . For example, several graphic improvements have been made that allow the game to support 4K resolution . In addition, full support for controllers has now also been added and the ability to customize the controls at will, in order to allow everyone to feel comfortable playing.
In addition, some elements have also been added to improve the immersion of the title. For example, there are now many more animations for both the protagonist and some secondary characters. As if that weren’t enough, completely new cutscenes have even been introduced in some of the game’s highlights.
The Final Cut has enriched the game with many very welcome additions, but still missing a feature much requested by the players of our country. In fact, unfortunately Disco Elysium still does not have an Italian translation . Of course, this lack does not damage the game itself, but it is a shame that many people cannot enjoy this exceptional title due to the language barrier.
Now it’s finally time for the review in which we take stock of Disco Elysium: The Final Cut. The debut work of ZA / UM managed to reach very high peaks already in 2019 with its first release, but now the quality of the title has increased further . Thanks to all the new content , players will now have the opportunity to delve into Martinaise’s past, find new leads for the case and strengthen the political beliefs of the protagonist. Plus, with the introduction of voice acting , diving into the fascinating world of the game will be even easier . In short, Disco Elysium has always been an excellent title but now thanks to this new version it has managed to improve even more.
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S . Furthermore, later the game will also arrive on Nintendo Switch , but for the moment not much is known about it. If you are interested in staying up to date with all the news on the world of video games and much more, then continue to follow us here on tuttoteK