Posts Tagged ‘Deponia’

Wot I Think: Goodbye Deponia

By John Walker on November 11th, 2013.

Daedalic’s epic adventure reaches a conclusion with its biggest chapter, Goodbye Deponia. The first part looked like it might wander close to goodness, while the second was brief and disposable. So how does this third and final part fare? Urrrgghhh. Here’s wot I think:

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Taking The Black: Deponia Dev’s Turn-Based Blackguards

By Nathan Grayson on March 22nd, 2013.

Decorated general Bitey R. Wolfington's tactics quickly became renowned for their predictable nature, but were no less effective as a result.

Hey, so, Deponia, right? It’s pretty OK. The first lushly drawn adventure was worth a few laughs (at least, between all the thinly veiled sexism and crudeness), and the second one, er, significantly less so. Still though, Daedalic is by no means untalented, so its new project, a dark fantasy turn-based strategy called Blackguards, definitely inspires curiosity. For better or worse, humor appears to be taking a backseat this time around, especially given that you’ll be stepping into the sullied shoes of a convicted murderer. It’s a premise that certainly could wind its way down some fascinatingly gray trails, but there’s always the danger of venturing into grimdark-for-grimdark’s-sake territory.

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Wot I Think: Chaos On Deponia

By John Walker on November 13th, 2012.

It really is only three months since the first part of the Deponia trilogy was released. A German point and click adventure from Daedalic, it managed to wobble along the line of decent and frustrating, mostly making up for its biggest mistakes with some fun puzzles, decent voice acting, and a good number of laughs. So what about this time, with sequel Chaos On Deponia? Here’s wot I think:

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Point And Click This News: Sherlock And Deponia

By Adam Smith on September 20th, 2012.

Sherlocked and loaded

In a never to be repeated adventure game news roundup, I bring you trailers and release dates for two – count ‘em – two adventure games of the pointing and clicking variety. First up is The Testament of Sherlock Holmes in which the the world’s first consulting detective goes on a murder spree. Or perhaps he doesn’t and the whole thing turns out to be an overwhelmingly obtuse setup, but the trailer would not have you believe that. It is dramatic in a way that only occurrences within the pea soupers of Old London Town can be. The second trailer is for Chaos on Deponia, second in the trilogy. John shared his thoughts on the first, concluding thusly: “I spent more time being frustrated than entertained, and perhaps too much time somewhere between the two.” Watch both trailers now.

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Wot I Think: Deponia

By John Walker on August 7th, 2012.

Daedalic really do paint the most beautiful scenery.

Deponia is released today – the latest adventure from German developers, Daedalic Entertainment. Set on a planet made of trash, will it prove to be a big pile of rubbish, or a diamond in a dungheap. You can’t refuse to find out – I promise it won’t be a waste of your time. Here’s Wot I Think:

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Trash Trial: Deponia Demo

By Adam Smith on June 26th, 2012.

Oh look. It’s an English demo for Deponia, the new point and clicker from the German developers behind The Whispered World. Weighing in at just over 700 MB, which used to be like an entire bedroom’s worth of space but is now more like a teacup for many, it contains some scenes from the first chapter of the game. It’s a comedy adventure set on a planet covered in garbage and with “one of the most unusual love stories in gaming history”. As unusual as the crossover I will one day create in which Garrett and SHODAN talk dirty in the cybershadows, and eventually elope to a distant star? Grab the demo here.

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Trash Planet: Deponia Teaser

By John Walker on January 11th, 2012.

Pretty, but wacky?

Daedalic, the German adventure developers who gave us the almost great The Whispered World, have another title in development. Deponia is a comedy adventure, inspired by the likes of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett. There’s a teaser for it below.

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