Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

3.5 out of 5
6 User Ratings
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Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a Narrative-Adventure game about traveling, sharing stories, and surviving manifest destiny.
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About Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

About this game

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a Narrative-Adventure game about traveling, sharing stories, and surviving manifest destiny. Featuring gorgeous hand-drawn illustrations, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine combines 2D visuals with a 3D overworld US map.

Players wander across the folkloric Depression-era United States at their own pace, meeting strangers with their own stories to tell. Through these interactions, players will be able to collect unique stories which can then be re-told to unlock new interactions. In this way, the in-game stories themselves act as a currency to progress through the game, and it’s up to the player to pair the right story with the unique needs of each of the characters that you will encounter throughout your travels. Only through these right pairings will characters reveal their true selves, and bestow you with the most powerful stories, the true ones which reveal something about their own lives. In Where The Water Tastes Like Wine, stories organically take on a life of their own as they grow larger and transform as they're told- and re-told.

Game Features

  • "Big Rock Candy Mountain? El Dorado? The place over the hill where they say the water tastes just like the sweetest wine?": Travel the Depression-Era United States, laboring to pay off a debt by learning the true stories of 16 signature characters across a wide range of American experiences from migrant workers to a traveling preacher to a Navajo woman forcibly relocated on the Long Walk.
  • "This whole land's built on stories; it's one big story, America is": As you explore, you'll encounter strange and unsettling things: slices of a country built on dust clouds and murky dreams, where the folk tales are bleeding through. You'll carry those tales with you, swapping them around campfires to make the cast of characters open up to you and share their own stories.
  • "The greatest stories are the true ones; the ones people will tell you about their own lives": The stories you share will return to you along your journey, changed in the telling as they've made their way around the country. As you meet the characters time and again on your travels, they will grow to trust you and, hopefully, share their true selves with you. Only by learning all their real stories can you pay off your debt.
  • Beautiful combination of 3D overworld and hand drawn 2D illustrations
  • Original stories written by a wide selection of accomplished authors
  • Fully voiced characters from all walks of life brought to life by world-renowned voice acting talent, including Sting, Dave Fennoy (The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series), Cissy Jones (Firewatch), Kimberly Brooks (Mass Effect), Sarah Elmaleh (Gone Home), Melissa Hutchison (The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series), Elizabeth Maxwell (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild), and many more.
  • A hauntingly beautiful original soundtrack arranged by celebrated composer Ryan Ike and featuring performances from a collection of gifted musicians.
  • An emerging fantastical, psychedelic and surreal overarching atmosphere.
  • "I hope you find what you're looking for"

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
February 28, 2018
Developers:
Dim Bulb Games
Serenity Forge
Publisher:
Good Shepherd Entertainment
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genres:
Adventure
RPG
Theme:
Narrative
Play Style:
Singleplayer
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Singleplayer

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E4500 (2 * 2200) or equivalent/AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (2 * 2200) or equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8500 GT (512 MB)/Radeon HD 4350 (512 MB)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 6 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 or Later
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or faster
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5750/Nvidia GT 450 or higher
  • Storage: 6 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
  • Processor: Intel from 1.2 GHz or equivilent AMD family
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5750/Nvidia GT 450 or higher
  • Storage: 6 GB available space

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine Statistics

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0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

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Simple
83.33%
Easy
5.56%
Just Right
11.11%
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Relax & enjoy! 83.33%  of players consider this game to be Simple

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
34.78%
Played It
39.13%
Halfway
4.35%
Beat It
17.39%
Conquered It
4.35%
Completionist! 4.35%  of players have Conquered It

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 6 ratings
43% of users would recommend this.
3.5

User Ratings Breakdown

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Looked interesting, but there's little in the way of gameplay. You walk or hitch a ride around the country looking for points of interest to interact with to get a short story and move on. Some interactions have you pick from the stories you've collected but don't give you much to go on for deciding which are 'happy' or 'exciting' tales. Walking is slow and the U/D/L/R note matching to make it go a bit faster is tedious.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Relax and Enjoy! 89% of GameFAQs users said Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is Simple or Easy. 11% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right.
According to ACB, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is suitable for players aged 15 and above.
Yes, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E4500 (2 * 2200) or equivalent/AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (2 * 2200) or equivalent
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8500 GT (512 MB)/Radeon HD 4350 (512 MB)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 or Later
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or faster
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5750/Nvidia GT 450 or higher
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 22 hours. 54% of users played Where the Water Tastes Like Wine for over 12 hours.
60% of critics on Metacritic recommend Where the Water Tastes Like Wine. The Metascore is 74 out of 100.
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine was released on February 28, 2018
Yes, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine supports MacOS.
Yes, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine supports Linux.
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is published by Good Shepherd Entertainment
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine was developed by Dim Bulb Games and Serenity Forge
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Where the Water Tastes Like Wine as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Where the Water Tastes Like Wine as RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Where the Water Tastes Like Wine as Narrative

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