Summary: LucasArts or Sierra: You could like both, but, more often than not, people tended to prefer one over the other in the golden age of adventure games. Though King’s Quest VI was my introduction to the genre (and the Windows operating system it was bundled with), Maniac Mansion , The Secret of Monkey Island series, and Full Throttle were the games I obsessed over and showed to visiting friends at any opportunity.
Summary: Deponia ended right when things were getting good, and so that’s where Chaos on Deponia begins. Despite the first reaching the West in January -- or August, really, for us Steam-lovin’ folks -- a full, bona fide sequel is already upon us. Even though the game features new characters, locations, and many improvements over the original, there are some nagging issues that keep Chaos on Deponia from being what the previous entry hinted the series could become.
Excerpt: Daedalic Entertainment has been one of my personal favorite creators of point and click adventure genre games due to their style of sarcastic humor and double meaning jokes. Once Deponia was tossed over to me, I was anxious to crack open the game and go on another adventure. I was curious though if Daedalic could match their GiN award nominated game from last year. Well, it happened. Deponia has an odd premise to it in the fact you live in a land of trash.
Excerpt: ' Poor Rufus never seems to catch a break. If he's not accidentally setting fire to an unsuspecting parrot, or very nearly decapitating the smartest man on Deponia, then he's strapped to a fireworks-powered saw blade in some vain attempt to reach the faraway land of Elysium. Of course, his schemes are doomed to failure.
Pros: Great sense of humor, Well-written dialogue, Beautiful art style, Compelling story
Cons: Some nonsensical puzzles, Minigames aren't clearly explained
Excerpt: Chaos on Deponia is a funny point-and-click adventure from Daedalic Entertainment, and it’s the follow-up to Deponia , which was released a scant four months ago on Steam (and a little longer than that in Europe). Chaos on Deponia picks up right where Deponia left off, with the trash planet Deponia still in danger of being blown up, Goal and her fiancé Cletus on their way to the much cozier world of Elysium, and Rufus abandoned on Deponia.
Conclusion: For what it is, Chaos on Deponia is… well… it’s an adventure game. If that equals fun to you, then I have no question that you should invest in this series, as there are hours of good times waiting for you. If you’re not a fan, then I amazed you’ve read this far, I gladly thank you for it nonetheless, and invite you to peruse some of the other articles on Darkstation.com in the hopes that you’ll find something more enjoyable.
Conclusion: Chaos on Deponia makes multiple tongue-in-cheek references to classic adventures, but even without these, it’s clear that the Deponia team loves and cherishes the genre. While this sequel doesn’t have enough improvement over the first game to earn it a higher score, it is nonetheless a charming and at times clever “old school” adventure that fans of LucasArts-style comedies will enjoy.