Excerpt: Daedalic Entertainment has released Deponia: The Complete Journey which contains three games: Deponia , Chaos on Deponia , and Goodbye Deponia . Gamers who have not experienced any of the great titles in the awarding-winning series will finally be able to complete the entire journey through one complete collection.
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: 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.
Excerpt: Chaos on Deponia continues where the last game, Deponia , left off and provides an even wider variety of zany and amusing puzzles, plus a much smoother gameplay experience that keeps the pacing fairly steady throughout the whole game, a nice change over the first title. Chaos on Deponia takes place in the same junk-filled, steampunk-esque setting as the first game, except this time, you see even more of Deponia's endless trash heaps and the civilization that has grown up...
Excerpt: Chaos on Deponia (or 'Deponia 2' if you prefer) is one of the speediest game sequels of all time, arriving just four months after we reviewed the first Deponia (a point n’ click cartoon adventure that blends silly humour with surreal puzzles). Now planned as a trilogy, ‘Chaos on Deponia’ is that difficult second title in the series, attempting to build on events from the first game while setting up an almighty climax for the third and final game.
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.