As a fan of morbid humor and the movie Sweeney Todd, the devilish and somewhat brutal Ravenous Devils has some appeal to me. While you may have seen or played time management sims before, I assure you nothing has quite had this sort of flavor to it, at least in the theming. You’ll control a fiendish couple who has set up shop in a new city, managing a pair of businesses, a small eatery on the ground floor and a tailor above. Given the scarcity and cost of resources this industrious pair has found that the best path to financial success simply requires a little murder. With the husband making kills, and then salvaging their clothes to repair and resell, throwing the body down to his wife in the basement to grind up and prepare to serve, they’ve got quite the system going… but it appears that someone is on to them, which makes for a bit of a suspenseful story thread to try to prop up interest. The one issue is that while you will have opportunities to refine, expand, and make your endeavors more efficient there’s not much you can do to avoid what gets to be a bit of a grind flipping between each person, kicking off a task, and then going back to the other to try to maximize every moment you can. If you don’t mind the repetition the theme and story will help reward your efforts, but otherwise your interest may be short-lived.
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