Totally Reliable Delivery Service
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Totally Reliable Delivery Service is truly an enigma, what makes it so brilliant is what also makes it so damn frustrating. I would recommend the experience to all of my friends, as I really did experience laughs that I’ve never had before, but due to the frustration it caused me, I wouldn’t wish the game on someone I mildly dislike. The way to obtain the most fun is to simply mess around with other people and experiment with new and unique ways to deliver the packages, I definitely didn’t have the patience to be the postman it wanted me to be.
We're Five Games brings us a very fun game indeed. Like human fall flat, your character and his actions mirror a flimsy host. Your goal is to deliver packages without severely damaging the package. You have vehicles to help you out when your distance is far beyond walking capabilities. Helicopters, cars, trucks etc.
This game is a blast and suitable for all ages, the more people you have the greater the chaos you can create so the more laughs you'll have. There is variety in the different objects the game asks you to deliver, starting off simple and moving into crazy very quickly. You'll be delivering to the top of a blimp that flies around the island you are on via a helicopter in no time!
Totally Reliable Delivery Service is a game that might provide passing entertainment to a group of friends for an hour or two; and the more challenging deliveries do generate some hilarious moments whilst making one ever more determined to try and complete them. But the novelty soon wears off, and there’s not really anything here that is likely to convince many to stay.
The idea of an open world to explore and goof around with friends is hampered by awful controls, an empty world, tedious gameplay, and a boatload of glitches. There are far better options for party games on Switch that will give you much less frustration, guaranteed. While the aim was clearly to deliver a goofy package, it seems the package never quite arrived.
With a friend, there's enough humor in Totally Reliable Delivery Service to keep you laughing. Yet the aimless world, janky controls, and glitchy nature eventually fall flat.
Totally Reliable Delivery Service feels like a bit of a prank. It's a game so doggedly determined to annoy you with its infuriating control scheme, shocking graphics and poor implementation of DLC, we can't imagine anyone genuinely enjoying it.
Totally Reliable Delivery Service has a good idea, but it was poorly delivered with terrible gameplay. With a proposal to be fun and funny, the game delivers only stress and irritation. The experience becomes not so bad with friends. Playing by yourself should only be considered if your objective is to be angry in front of a camera.
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Overall this game is fun for children and could be fun with friends. I don’t recommend playing this game on your own, but can see how it gets close to the appeal of Human Fall Flat when played with friends or family. If you have younger children, then this game could well be perfect for them. The open world gives children more options, so if a certain task is too difficult, they can move to a different one. The abundance of vehicles and other mechanics to play around with give it enough longevity to last for days – or weeks. Despite some bugs and annoying controls, the game is well worth a try for certain demographics.
TRDS is a fun game to mess around with but that fun for me didn’t last long. I can see this title being a lot of fun with families that just want to mess around in a large open world and create their own amusement with the tools provided. I think if you’re a dedicated gamer who likes the idea of tough controls, hard to control vehicles and delivering packages, this might be for you as well.