Average User Score: 8.2Jun 16, 2013Wow. Just wow. Sneaky puzzles and murderous traps, platform bouncing action, snarky humour, and a bucketload of brainbending levels. IWow. Just wow. Sneaky puzzles and murderous traps, platform bouncing action, snarky humour, and a bucketload of brainbending levels. I can't really fault this on any level. If you want a brilliant and beautiful puzzle platformer, go by this now. Even if you don’t, buy it anyway.. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Jun 14, 2013I want to like Deponia, I really do. It’s got a lot going for it. Colourful cartoony graphics, and wacky humour should make for a solidI want to like Deponia, I really do. It’s got a lot going for it. Colourful cartoony graphics, and wacky humour should make for a solid point and click adventure. Two gaping holes however, made me give up in frustration.
What starts with some decent puzzles and clear storyline in the first act leads into a shambles of a second act. I found myself wandering around a town with no idea what I was trying to do, clicking random inventory items on everything in sight. Wake someone up? Brew coffee? Find a lockpick? Who knows? Of course, I don’t expect a game to lead me by the hand, but when I have to read a walkthrough to even know where I’m going, let alone what to do, then something is wrong.
The second problem is that the main character, Rufus, is fundamentally unlikeable. He’s mean, lazy, rude, and downright unpleasant to be around. The kind of person who in real life you’d do anything to avoid being near.
I gave up after an hour or two. Maybe it gets better, but who knows? I’m got better games to play that don’t involve following a complete jerk around while he purloins random garbage.
Verdict: not worth it unless you really, really, need a point and click fix.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Oct 31, 2011Limbo is an intriguing platform game and is certainly worth a look-in. The style is excellent - black, white and moody. The puzzles areLimbo is an intriguing platform game and is certainly worth a look-in. The style is excellent - black, white and moody. The puzzles are interesting and challenging. On the downside, it is short - expect to finish it in 2 or 3 hours. Some people may find the lack of a story a problem, though for me that's part of the charm. Who is this kid and why is he running through a dark forest? Verdict - worth picking up for an afternoon's entertainment.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.9Oct 31, 2011Put simply, Pound of Ground is terrible. Granted, it's an indie game, so maybe some allowance should be made. But then there are dozens ofPut simply, Pound of Ground is terrible. Granted, it's an indie game, so maybe some allowance should be made. But then there are dozens of indie games out there far more deserving of the $5 or $10 you were going to spend on this.
Pound of Ground wants to be a third person shooter mixing fast-paced driving and zombie killing, with a dose of corny 50s sci-fi/horror. Instead it's a dog's breakfast. The driving is fun for about 5 minutes. The combat is tedious and repetitive. If you're looking for a non-stop gunfight against the hordes, then look somewhere else. The graphics are downright weird. Not in a 'funky trendy let's be retro' way either. Think 1st year graphic design class, on drugs. And the voice acting ; I would have played on mute, except the subtitles read like they're written by a 4 year old.
I could go on, but what's the point? I wanted to say something nice about this game, because often indie games try so hard, they have heart, even if the final result is below-par. But with this mess you're left with a feeling that the creators just don't care.
Verdict: not worth it even if it's free.… Expand