Super Daryl Deluxe
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Super Daryl Deluxe succeeds on a multitude of levels and in many ways, could change how many indies approach RPG passion projects in the future.
I cannot overstate the hilarity in this game. The combat is fun, if a bit tedious at times, but it never drops the ball on consistently delivering humor in oddball situations, built around a cast of lovable characters. With a little luck, you just might learn something you were never taught in highscool.
Super Daryl Deluxe is such a fun and good game that when I finished it, all that I could wish for is that it could be turned into a TV show so I'd be able to keep immersed in its universe. With an irreverent humor, allied to a huge amount of easter eggs from historical facts, movies, books, and other games, the title is a highlight and is a great source of fun for the lovers of the pop and geek culture.
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All that said Super Daryl Deluxe is a pretty substantial (easily in the 20+ hour range), challenging, action-packed, boss-filled, weird and wild adventure-action-rpg-metroidvania. Its hilariously odd soundtrack is a labor of “Daryl”-filled love, its art is like something straight out of a trippy comic book and yet looks great in motion, and it has more jokes and feel-good nods than you’d believe. Just like its title character there’s much more to Super Daryl Deluxe than some video or this review can fully convey, and its a trip (perhaps acid?) well worth taking.
Super Daryl Deluxe is the delicious, unique and fun representation of absurdity. For platformer, RPG, metroidvania games fans, this game is a must to have. The game deserves every penny you would spend for it. It is cheap, fun like hell and it has a unique humor. Play it, you will never regret it.
Overall, Super Daryl Deluxe masterfully combines the outlandish qualities of a graphic novel with the fun and ease of a classic arcade game.
I really enjoyed my time with Super Daryl Deluxe, a really unique beat' em up/Metroidvania that was definitely worth my time – and will be worth yours. The game is the drug trip I never knew I needed – in a good way. Honestly, I've played a ton of great Metroidvania titles, but none of them have made me laugh this hard – and so much. This is a game that deserves to be played!
Super Daryl Deluxe has a lot to offer. It's charming and very fun from start to finish, with a weird story that will make you smile along the way.
Humour is a tough aspect for games to get right, but Super Daryl Deluxe nails its dry, surrealist American-indie tone. Despite the inherent repetition of the RPGvania match-up, the writing, graphical style, and imagination that Dan & Gary Games have packed in here mark it out as a wonderfully weird indie gem.
Super Daryl Deluxe is one of the coolest games on Nintendo Switch right now. Its skill-based combat will have you coming back for more as you unlock numerous abilities that change the game, the story will have you laughing with its witty through line, and the visual presentation is a sight to behold thanks to a stylish art style that is sure to please. If you ever need a bit of a pick me up, there's not much better than playing Super Daryl Deluxe on the go.