Despite being a short tale, there are multiple endings and subtle, easy-to-miss pieces of information that make Richard & Alice worth at least a second playthrough, something I just did this afternoon. It isn't required, however, as this is a complete story, and all the endings have something to offer both in terms of the closure they provide and their emotional weight.
Thankfully Richard and Alice do manage to engage, the awkward stiltedness to their early conversations naturally easing into a more flowing rapport. Neither are as a delight to read as Alice’s son Barney, however, whose perfectly captured five-year-old’s speech patterns provide both humour and heartbreaking moments of poignancy.
Bref, j'ai bien aimé Richard & Alice, pour son ambiance et quelques moments émouvants, mais je le trouve un peu artificiel dans le fond. La forme non plus n'est pas au top de ce qui aurait pu se faire, avec un peu plus de travail. Ça se laisse jouer néanmoins, pour 6 dollars sur GoG, IndyCity ou Desura.