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The Perils of Man

Rating Summary

Based on 9 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

58

Top Critic Average

11%

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Based on 9 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCApr 28, 2015

Developer: IF Games

Genres: Interactive Story, Adventure

When Ana receives an unexpected gift from her missing father, she is catapulted headlong into a mystery that will take her on a journey through time. At last she must decide if a perfectly predictable world is a curse on humanity or a triumph for mankind.
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Overall, The Perils of Man is a finely constructed game as every element is well thought out and executed. Sure, there are a few bugs with audio, some minor graphical glitches, and a small animation problem causing small annoyances, but they are easy to look past to enjoy the game.

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An extremely promising beginning is squandered in a mess of awkward puzzle design, structural dialogue oversights, and a truncated conclusion which, sadly, suggests Perils of Man simply ran out of time and money.

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It's been a shame to watch all of Perils of Man's promise go to waste. It got its hooks in me, made me eager to jump down the rabbit hole, but it just led to disappointment.

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Sadly, because of the lackluster characters in Perils of Man, the game cracks under the weight of its own storytelling. What we're left with is aimlessly poking around in a room trying to find which two things go together and which inventory item will solve the puzzle to progress the game forward. When you strip away rich story from point-and-click games, you're really not left with much else. Like baking, each ingredient must be precisely mixed, or else you just end up with a really in-depth clicking simulator.

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