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This Bed We Made Review – A Fine Mess

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MYSTERY GAME

Picture the scene: It’s the late 1950s in Montreal, a snowstorm is raging outside, and you are a maid at a fancy hotel. You are not only a maid but the world’s snoopiest maid. You are the Nancy Drew of maids, going through every little piece of the guests’ luggage and trash. You are skulking around, listening at locked doors to every single conversation that could be happening.

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In this branching narrative mystery game, you play as Sophie, the aforementioned vaguely sociopathic maid. The game begins in black and white, with Sophie heading to an interrogation room at the police station.

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After this brief tutorial, Sophie is in the staff break room and is once again listening to everybody else’s business. While she reads a tabloid gossip magazine, two other maids talk pretty openly about how weird and nosey she is.

THIS BED WE MADE FEATURES AN ENGAGING STORY

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First of all, they are about two feet away from here this is rude. Second of all, Sophie also sits there and listens in on two dating co-workers who are arguing. Sophie, you are the worst.

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After crossing the boundaries of everyone in the break room, it’s time to go see Beth at the front desk and start the story proper. A guest has knocked over a massive vase in the lobby, and Beth isn’t allowed to come out from behind the desk (a likely story). It’s up to you to get a mop and clean it up.

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and code-breaking to find out why the guest in 505 appears to be stalking you. Is he just an obsessed stalker? An over-enthusiastic photographer? Or are you wrong in your suspicions? What else could this over-priced and stuffy hotel be hiding?

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SADLY, YOU’RE NEVER REALLY IN DANGER DURING THIS BED WE MADE

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If you are Sophie, it hides nothing because you don’t care about anyone else’s boundaries at all, and nothing will stop you from rifling through anything open, whether it’s guests’ belongings or your colleagues’ lockers. There is no real danger here.

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There is still more to be discovered after my playthrough. For instance, I did not get the best ending. It went badly. As in real life, I was felled by social skills and also forgot that I was a maid and had actual job responsibilities. There is also the fact that I can play again with Andrew as my partner in subterfuge.

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