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.
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.
Excerpt: Chaos on Deponia is an adventure game that uses a tried and true formula, derived mostly from the first game in the planned trilogy, in order to appeal to those who have already become fans.The game also tries to expanding upon it in order to attract new fans and set characters and story up for the final game, which ...
Conclusion: Final Verdict : If you’ve enjoyed previous adventures from Daedalic , Deponia is a fresh look for the familiar gameplay style. It won’t convert anyone on the fence with its slightly obtuse puzzles, but any adventure game fan will really enjoy the wonderful art and good writing.
Excerpt: There’s the temptation to think of point and click games as being ‘easy.’ That could be as ‘easy to make’ or ‘easy to beat.’ Enough railing and ranting has been done over how difficult point and clicks can be that the ‘easy to beat’ thoughts belong only to unbroken newcomers. The ‘easy to make’ is more difficult to dispell. True, there is little call for complicated 3D models or complex gaming mechanics, although Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass shows it can be done.
Conclusion: Deponia is an adventure game for people who like adventure games. It’s not going to convert any admirers out of detractors but it is a solid game that any fan of the genre will most likely enjoy. It has a unique world with an entertaining plot, great visuals and solid gameplay that is only held back by some old game design. Here’s hoping that the good folks at Daedalic take a few more chances with Deponia 2 because it’s definitely a place worth a return visit.
Excerpt: Deponia review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com Deponia is a humorous point-and-click adventure from German developer Daedalic Entertainment. In it, you control an "eccentric, ill-tempered and entirely too full of himself" anti-hero named Rufus, who loves to waste time and cause mischief.