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Clearly the Deponia series is loved by enough people for them to keep making more of them, so I’m sure this will be as gleefully received as the rest. But it’s a nasty, stupid, and most damningly of all, badly constructed adventure game.
Overall, Deponia Doomsday is an expertly-crafted point and click that holds itself to pretty high standards. The production value is great, and Daedalic has created a wonderful response to fan criticism.
The fourth installment in the Deponia trilogy sticks to its point-and-click roots, with the same oddball humor, while the walking disaster that is Rufus tries to alter the past to save the future.
A funny, silly temporal romp that is well made and well executed. Any fan of point-and-click games will enjoy Deponia Doomsday. It has a light-hearted, comedic storyline that is well written and well performed. The art style is lovely and the game performs to perfection on a technical level.
I can’t give Deponia Doomsday an unequivocal recommendation. Its protagonist is a major drag and a lot of its humor is straight-up lame. But by the same token, I can’t deny that it drew me in and made me care by the end. It’s a totally solid adventure game, and if you prefer a little extra bite in your old-school adventures, then it will be right up your alley.
Bottom line, if you love old school point and clickers with humour like Monkey Island, then Deponia Doomsday is a decent enough port for your PS4 that won’t give you any control headaches.
I would recommend the game, but not at full price I’m afraid as the replay factor just isn’t there. But the charming story and characters that it portrays are well worth investing in, even if it is just once.