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  • Summary: Embark on round 2. CoD promises to be even crazier than the first game and quickly puts the player under its spell. After the events on Deponia, it appears that Rufus came to his senses.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Oct 2, 2012
    91
    Chaos on Deponia continues the beautiful story of Deponia. The game brings nothing new to the genre, however it has great and funny characters, nice riddles and a fantastic atmosphere. Chaos on Deponia shows how an adventure game should be made.
  2. Jan 29, 2013
    88
    Chaos on Deponia is not an ideal adventure game, but it is totally worthy of being called a true successor to Monkey Island.
  3. Nov 28, 2012
    85
    Chaos on Deponia is indeed an exciting adventure, full of idiotic dialogues and situations, long running and with great graphics.
  4. Nov 14, 2012
    80
    Chaos on Deponia is so much better than its predecessor in almost every aspect. The story starts to be really intriguing, the main character has grown and puzzles are well thought and a lot of fun to solve.
  5. Dec 24, 2012
    80
    The puzzles are tough enough that you probably won't figure them out right away, but they're not so tough that they'll stump you for days at a time, either. For me, that's exactly where I want the difficulty of an adventure to be, and combined with the humor of the game, it makes Chaos on Deponia an easy game to recommend.
  6. Nov 15, 2012
    78
    It's guaranteed to provide you with a few good belly laughs, plus some genuine brain teasers as well.
  7. Nov 16, 2012
    60
    It's not bad, but compared to its predecessor, and to other Daedalic adventures in general, it's not really all that good, either.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Jan 17, 2013
    10
    The sequal to the first game (Deponia). I recommend that you play the first game, and if you already have and you're reading this, what theThe sequal to the first game (Deponia). I recommend that you play the first game, and if you already have and you're reading this, what the hell are you waiting for? Go play Chaos on Deponia! :) Expand
  2. May 3, 2017
    10
    It's those games that I have to recommend to you
    Those that make you enjoy a good story and fabulous characters
    Listen to my recommendation
    It's those games that I have to recommend to you
    Those that make you enjoy a good story and fabulous characters
    Listen to my recommendation and play the Deponia saga!
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  3. Mar 2, 2020
    10
    This title, as well as all the other ones in the saga share a handful of characteristics that make them the best modern-era point-and-clickThis title, as well as all the other ones in the saga share a handful of characteristics that make them the best modern-era point-and-click games, they are:
    -A protagonist which is both very charming and a complete idiot
    -Incredibly gorgeous artwork
    -Very good plot (although I gotta say the end of the whole saga is rather dissapointing)
    -Beautifully crafted puzzles which are very satisfying to complete
    -Very well-made character personalities (Lottie, Toni, Bozo, Cletus and McChronicle to name just a few)
    -Really good ambientation, both in the post-apocalyptic Deponia as in the utopic Elysium
    -Rufus and Goal make a pretty silly and somewhat adorable couple
    I honestly find no way in which any human being could play Deponia and not enjoy it other than if they dislike point-and-click adventure games as a whole.
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  4. Nov 11, 2015
    8
    Good game. Reminds me of Monkey Island. Brings back memories. Good puns, jokes, insults.

    The last third of the game had unintuitive puzzles
    Good game. Reminds me of Monkey Island. Brings back memories. Good puns, jokes, insults.

    The last third of the game had unintuitive puzzles but I would still say that it was worth it.
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  5. May 1, 2020
    8
    It is rare to see in these times a graphic adventure point and click and above at this level. A good story with hints of humor, charismaticIt is rare to see in these times a graphic adventure point and click and above at this level. A good story with hints of humor, charismatic characters and crazy puzzles. 100% recommended for lovers of the genre. Expand
  6. Apr 3, 2018
    8
    Chaos on Deponia is a solid point-and-click adventure. It has interesting puzzles, plenty hilarious moments and memorable characters. AlthoughChaos on Deponia is a solid point-and-click adventure. It has interesting puzzles, plenty hilarious moments and memorable characters. Although some puzzles and a lot of item interactions are illogical, but they are used for comical effect and the game itself makes fun of it.
    The only serious flaw for me is that there are some very mediocre and cringeworthy jokes that spoil overall quiet funny experience.
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  7. Aug 5, 2020
    4
    Hello everyone, I am hunka bunka Gordoth Enodious, a foul fiend from the heights of heaven who finds himself talking about Chaos on Deponia onHello everyone, I am hunka bunka Gordoth Enodious, a foul fiend from the heights of heaven who finds himself talking about Chaos on Deponia on this day, and, alas, that brings me no great joy.
    I am a gameplay designer and a writer so I got the credentials to talk **** Most of the content in this review is copy pasted from the previous Deponia's review.

    Gameplay

    Chaos on Deponia's gameplay is the exact same as Deponia’s gameplay - as in, it is very simple in concept - you just click. However, the fact that one needs to click is not indicative of the way the game is played - it is not a game for the reptile brain, it is a game for the other type of brain - the smart one. You need to utilize your smarts, which, let's face it, will not be enough to deal with some of the unreasonably complicated puzzles found within, and so you will look up a guide, which is a 100% legitimate way of playing through, and you can not tell me otherwise.

    However, there might be some galaxy-brained sodomites among you who will throw themselves at this and try to bash their heads against the walls - enjoy it, and then suffer for it. The playtime I have on my account is that large, because I played it around 5 times, to get all the achievements. It would be that great if I had not used some guides to make the experience more pleasant. 2/3

    Presentation

    The game looks very nice. Due to the fact that its appearance is as stylized as some of the unmentionable sources of entertainment, originating in Japan, I am left pleased by the cartoony appearance of the characters. It is interesting how the characters seem to POP from the background, due to the fact that the lines outlining them are much thicker than those of the scenery, but that is excusable and makes it easier to spot important people.

    The sound effects are passable, the music is decent enough, but it becomes boring very quickly. The voice acting is good, but the animations are really, really distracting. There are songs intertwined with the beginning of every act, but they really ripped me out of the experience and completely broke my immersion. The singing was not that good either, nor was the text interesting, as a norm. There were outliers.

    The art is the one thing I can not really complain about, so kudos to whoever worked on it. Daedalic, stick to illustrations and world building! 2/3

    Story

    The story of Chaos on Deponia is, arguably, even worse than the story in Deponia. The characters are unlikable, so much so that I found myself FORCING myself to FORCE my hand to click so that I would go on. The issue is, still, even worse in future installments, due to the fact that there was no character development from the previous game.

    The main character is Rufus, an entitled, rude, unwashed, selfish and egotistical prick, the exact same idiot from the last game! And the story takes place literally minutes after the events described in Deponia, or at least so it seems - although it's muddied up because who cares about consistency, am I right?

    Rufus goes ahead and breaks into the lift, upon which Goal and Cletus are situated, and ends up ruining everything that could have been interpreted, with a large amount of leeway, as progress in the story and character growth. Cletus disappears, Goal gets messed up, and Rufus is just alright.

    Then the most ridiculous plot-point occurs, and I will spoil it as it happens just at the start of the game - Goal’s consciousness is split into three different people because Rufus decided to buy himself lollipops instead of buying the cartridges he was TOLD TO BUY. On top of that, even if the player tries to buy the right type of cartridge, THE GAME TAKES AWAY THEIR ABILITY TO PICK AND JUST RUINS THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE FROM THE GET GO!

    In any case, the only remotely interesting thing was the world. Why doesn’t the Floating Black Market get destroyed by the Organon, seeing as it is quite large and could, probably, be seen from Elysium? Why do Elysians still have no noses?

    All these questions, and more, are NOT answered in this game. Very unsatisfying. Very, very sad. On top of that, the horrible plot makes me want to poke my eyes out. 0/3

    Legendary Point

    Does this game, that is really just a clicking simulator with a disgusting story, get the Legendary Point? Heck no. I would rather give my Legendary Point, my ONE and ONLY gift to any game, to a hentai game, because then I'd see **** This "sorry excuse of a" game did not spark my interest enough, it did not stick with me and make me think, nor did it inspire me. The only thing I thought about was how horrible Rufus and the stupid plot-points were, how poorly written the characters felt, and how dissatisfying it was to beat the game only to achieve... [EXPUNGED DATA]
    Conclusion

    5/10. It's just an average game, but not one I would recommend.
    Check out my Tumblr for a longer review, lel, 5k max characters, what is this, baby's baby mode?
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