Starting with what I’d consider a bit of a creepy title, this adventure is certainly different, though probably an acquired taste
As much as I tend to love or at least enjoy games that are thoroughly weird in some way, and Smile For Me absolutely fits into that mold, while I’ve enjoyed my time with Smile For Me it’s by no means a home run either. Your goal in the game is to try to make everyone in this odd facility you’re in happy, and to do that you’re going to have to make the rounds, talk to all of the people you meet, and then put together the pieces of what each of them need in order to turn their frowns upside down. As you would expect this will involve the need to walk around a bit as you complete a variety of tasks that at least don’t all feel as repetitive as you can sometimes find in these adventures. One area where I do feel a bit robbed is tied to your very limited means of communicating with people, reduced to being able to nod or shake your head to respond to prompts from the people you meet. Even though that cuts down on some of the wacky fun of the dialogue options sometimes provided to you, the pretty wildly eclectic group of your fellow occupants does help to compensate. While I wouldn’t say this will be a blast for everyone, people who like games to have a little bit of a more odd and even a bit dark tone should enjoy being catered to a bit.
Justin Nation, Score: