Super Daryl Deluxe
Super Daryl Deluxe combines solid Metroidvania and RPG mechanics to create a game that would be good based on that criteria alone, but the creators went all out to bring their vision of an extremely absurd high school to life.
However, Super Daryl Deluxe is fantastic despite those minor inconveniences. The story becomes increasingly strange, the locations increasingly surreal, and the dialogue increasingly funny. I can't say I've played too many games like this, and I'm very happy to have had the opportunity.
Super Daryl Deluxe’s action-RPG style side-scrolling brawling and bizarre questing makes for a unique and enjoyable experience, with the action-packed adventure proving satisfying throughout. Add to that the stunningly creative art style, and it’s easy to get yourself absorbed in the fairly meaty adventure. It is guilty of feeling a little repetitive at times and there could be a bit too much of an emphasis on grinding out battles with enemies, but in all Super Daryl Deluxe was a hell of a lot of fun. It’s certainly a game that action-RPG fans with an affinity for Napoleon Dynamite won’t want to miss out on…
Super Daryl Deluxe is extraordinary — not just because it's a terrific RPGvania, but because it's the work of two university students.
Remember those weird and awkward days of trying to fit in in high school? Well, they're about to get weirder. And awkwarder. A retro style game about that crazy and scary period of time during high school, you can follow the poster child for weird and dorky, Daryl, as he tries to make sense of his teenage years. Also, dimensional rifts and brainwashing, strange creatures, and super powers.
Super Daryl Deluxe is a unique mixture of comedy and historical events and characters that has led to the creation of a beautiful Metroidvania RPG that absolutely worth your time. Super Daryl Deluxe has a distinct atmosphere and art style that we had never seen in any game before and also i must say that the "comedy" is the main part of everything we've seen in this game. Super Daryl Deluxe has a huge amount of various content and take you to an amazing 25-30 hours journey and surprise you again and again. But… a huge but is the “manual save system” that damages this game and your experience very bad. You must save the game in bathrooms and if you forget to do this, you may lose a big part of your progress and this happened to me a few times and made me so mad, because I had to play again a big part of the game. With all this, i must say that Super Daryl Deluxe is one of the best choice for fans of RPGs and unique games with a huge amount of various content and amazing gameplay elements. Just don’t forget to save the game and enjoy the comedy.
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Super Daryl Deluxe is difficult game to describe due to its strange narrative and mix-match of gameplay elements. It draws inspiration from many movies and games alike and while it certainly could have used a lot more polish, it's a worthy effort and a promising start to a brand new indie development team.
There's so much passion on display here. The two guys who created this were definitely onto something, and I'll be there day one for whatever they cook up next.
Super Daryl Deluxe could be something really special if it was better curated, but there's simply too much fluff for it to be at its best. Developers need to remember that sometimes less is more, and that it's better to leave players wanting more rather than wanting to bounce before the credits roll. There are some great ideas here, and some really funny writing, but the good moments are all surrounded by a bunch of middling ones.
Ambitious title from two guys, who went a little bit overboard with the length of their RPG-vania.
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