Lair of the Clockwork God

Size Five Games, Size Five Games

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
82
Top Critic Average
100%
Critics Recommend
Based on 17 critic reviews
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Lair of the Clockwork God

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Based on 17 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCFeb 21, 2020

Developer: Size Five Games

Publisher: Size Five Games

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle, Platformer

WHY PLAY ONLY ONE GENRE OF GAME when you could be playing two slightly different ones at the exact same time? BEN IS A DIE-HARD, OLD-SCHOOL LUCASARTS ADVENTURE FAN. He has one foot stuck in the 90s, his feet never leave the floor, and he’s happiest collecting any old junk he can lay his hands on, in the hopes of combining it all together to solve a satisfying puzzle. HIS COHORT AND SIDEKICK DAN ...has aspirations to be the next big hit indie platform character. He's got everything he needs: he's hip, he's sensitive, and his nose is a different colour to the rest of his face. LAIR OF THE CLOCKWORK GOD sees you switching between both characters and using their unique abilities together in a race-against-time effort to stop all the Apocalypses happening simultaneously, by teaching an old computer about feelings. Solve classic point-and-click style puzzles as Ben to create unique upgrade items for Dan, so he can jump higher, run faster and blast away at everything with a shiny new gun. Then, run and jump as Dan to unlock new areas and exciting new puzzles for Ben! If you haven't played the old Dan and Ben games (you should), or you have but can't remember what happened, there's NO NEED TO WORRY! Lair of the Clockwork God is a STANDALONE Dan and Ben Adventure, which means you need to know absolutely nothing about Ben There, Dan That! or Time Gentlemen, Please! whatsoever. None of the original plot is referenced, the characters are re-introduced expertly, etc etc. It's all good.

Lair of the Clockwork God Critic Reviews

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The kind of game you'll be quoting for years to come.

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Bottomless wit and some inspired design choices make this genre mash-up a joy to play.

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Lair of the Clockwork God is a genre mash-up that probably shouldn't work, and yet it does. It feels a little unrefined, intentionally so, but there's plenty of comedic fodder in indie platformers, modern gaming and life for Ben and Dan to riff off through the lens of classic LucasArts style adventures.

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Clockwork God celebrates the tension between old and new, and finds profound comedy in the juxtaposition. It’s Size Five’s masterpiece.

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