Reviews and Problems with Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass
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Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass
2 September 2013
Summary: They say the first impression is always a lasting one. The main loading screen in Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass has a guy with his hand stuck in a toaster. "Great," I thought, "is this going to be some low brow, cash-in?
Summary: Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass is easily the best adventure game I’ve played since I started reviewing them at the beginning of the year. It does this with a fantastic story, timeless gameplay, and a surprisingly great presentation.
Excerpt: My wrestling credentials are top notch. I may not be able to fight my way out of a paper bag or open a bag of crisps, but given that my every relationship relies on the keeping of kayfabe, I’m more in tune with the mental processes of the mountainous men who grapple in the squared circle than an...
Excerpt: There are many plot devices used in adventure games which have become so prevalent that they have almost become clichés. Examples include ancient civilizations (like Atlantis and Egypt), secret societies (like the Knights' Templar), protagonists with amnesia, and the many generic entities and...
Excerpt: This game opens during a professional wrestling competition: Da New Guys vs. The Forces of Destruction. Da New Guys team members include Defender (smart and conscientious), Simon (strong and cynical) and Brain (weak and self-absorbed).
Conclusion: Try as it might, however, neither the story or characters really manage to hit the heights of their competition, and Da New Guys ultimately comes across as a pleasant distraction rather than anything to trouble the best.
Conclusion: The same can actually be said for the overall game: Available exclusively at publisher Wadjet Eye's websiteDa New Guys: Day of the Jackass is like a tacky love letter to classic adventure games.
Excerpt: A strictly ludic examination of a video game that emphasizes narrative as its predominant driving component tends to be dismissive of the game’s relevance to what many believe are the inherent tenets of play.
Pros: Thoughtful puzzles, Funny, Endearing characters and good voice acting, Visuals
Conclusion: Da New Guys aims to grab at the love for adventure games that seems to be constantly going in and out of popularity every year or so. While it nails the look of a 90s adventure game that isn’t necessarily a good thing because those games were made 20 years ago and so much has changed.
Summary: Da New Guys is a point and click adventure game about wrestlers brought to you by Wadjet Eye Games. Unlikely hero Brain wins the wrestling title belt and manages to piss some people off in the process.