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  • Summary: DeathSpank returns in the sequel DeathSpank: The Baconing.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 7, 2011
    75
    What The Baconing lacks in deep RPG systems or kinetic combat, it compensates for with the darkness of the humour. This is the only action RPG we've ever played where we end up avoiding combat and talking to every bystander in town, rather than the opposite.
  2. Sep 12, 2011
    74
    The Baconing is a good and fun game, similar to Deathspank: the fan will be pleased to find again all the elements that made it a success.
  3. Sep 29, 2011
    70
    The game is repetitive but its ingenious absurd humor can keep you in front of the screen. [October, p.73]
  4. Sep 19, 2011
    65
    Gameplay-wise, pretty solid Deathspank sequel. But the jokes are starting to get really boring. [October 2011, p.100]
  5. 60
    Death Spank is still the action figure you love to have at your birthday party. He is quite funny but is obviously slowly heading towards retirement. [Oct 2011]
  6. Sep 18, 2011
    60
    The Baconing is yet another strange tale of anti-hero DeathSpank you know so well from first two games. He hasn't changed a bit which means, that you can once again set out for short adventure full of sarcasm, anti-cliché jokes and slightly better than average gameplay. The Baconing will entertain you quite well for short period of time, but soon enough, jokes stops to be funny and gameplay turns in to an ordinary grind.
  7. Oct 8, 2011
    51
    Good gags can't save this game from its repetitive combat and bland RPG-lite nature. [Nov 2011, p.126]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Sep 2, 2011
    8
    Wonderful visual style and art, sci-fi futuristic theme, it's funny and entertaining, just like the previous two games in the series. The coreWonderful visual style and art, sci-fi futuristic theme, it's funny and entertaining, just like the previous two games in the series. The core mechanics are almost the same.The combat is satisfying, there is a new blocking feature, which at least in my opinion is not that useful. The boss fights are somewhat frustrating, but manageable. Expand
  2. Feb 23, 2012
    6
    The Baconing is way below the level of first two parts. Everything possible is done worse or just copied. Also there's now more fighting andThe Baconing is way below the level of first two parts. Everything possible is done worse or just copied. Also there's now more fighting and less talking - everyone who played Deathspank know that it's a bad thing. Game is also shorter by about 100mins making it just a bit longer than the last CoD campaign. Graphics are the same in terms of technology and style but characters and enviroment are simplier and dull. Fighting didn't get any improvements too, it's still about blocking and clicking IWINButton. Plot, dialogues and storytelling are undoubtely missing Gilbert's magic touch. Overall The Baconing is a very average slasher barely reminding first (and even 2nd) DeathSpank. Expand
  3. Mar 30, 2012
    6
    It is an awesome game, but it can't compete with the first two parts. Neither with the jokes, the fun I had, nor the length. I expected a lotIt is an awesome game, but it can't compete with the first two parts. Neither with the jokes, the fun I had, nor the length. I expected a lot more, and I was quite disappointed, but still it is worth playing. The developers should have focused on new things rather than reproducing what they already gave us. Also the lack of spanky dialogue who has been replaced with fights is a pity. Expand
  4. Oct 18, 2013
    4
    The only thing more frustrating than this is finding out that lovely cake in front of you is actually one of those soap cakes. Yeah, not funnyThe only thing more frustrating than this is finding out that lovely cake in front of you is actually one of those soap cakes. Yeah, not funny dialogue, annoying attempts at quirkiness, then basically dying lots. Expand
  5. Feb 24, 2012
    0
    No captions. unsuitable for hearing impaired and deaf people. Played 5 minutes and couldn't even understand what the heck the story is andNo captions. unsuitable for hearing impaired and deaf people. Played 5 minutes and couldn't even understand what the heck the story is and what I need to do. Expand