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Don't let the attractively designed levels fool you: Deadfall Adventures' weak puzzles and limp gunplay are no fun.
Deadfall Adventures is a boring, glitchy, and repetitive shooter with too few moments of clarity.
Deadfall Adventures is a game that doesn't stand out. It has few redeeming qualities, and if you're a FPS fanatic, there are much better games out there for you to play.
In the end, Deadfall Adventures is a fun romp in a B-movie sort of way. I like to compare it to a poor-man's Indiana Jones movie that you might see late at night on cable. Much like the "Temple of Doom", Deadfall Adventures is enjoyable but in the end has a few too many issues. Do not get me wrong it is a good game, just don't go in expecting a high production value or something that will blow your socks off.
The locations and themes in Deadfall Adventures are its stars, but neither the combat nor the puzzles really stand out and the pulp tone goes missing whenever most of the cast speak. A forgettable, Boy's Own jaunt through well-thumbed pages of adventure fiction.
A great-looking game let down by poor storytelling, repetitive gameplay and cheap, frustrating puzzles and traps.
While Deadfall Adventures shares its inspiration with Indiana Jones, it lacks everything that made the movie series special. Instead, it features bland puzzles, basic combat mechanics and many frustrating gameplay issues.
Honestly though, nothing about this game was bad. For fans of camp you'll find something to enjoy here as you would a B-Movie. However there's nothing here I can recommend that I wouldn't be able to recommend something better instead.
It's got its fair share of flaws, some of which could be patched-up, but I found the sum of Deadfall Adventures' parts good enough, and more importantly fun enough, to keep playing. Anyone that enjoys FPS games and who aren't too spoiled by AAA quality titles is likely to find at least several fun hours with Deadfall.
Characters may fall flat and lack a sense of personality but this isn't enough to turn people away. Beautiful settings, an engaging atmosphere, and the focus on delivering a great experience is where Deadfall Adventures is at its strongest.