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  • Summary: Deponia is a fast-paced comedy of errors and one of the most unusual love stories in gaming history. The twist-filled story takes its off-beat characters all over trash planet Deponia, a unique game world in the style of Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and Matt Groening. From Kuvaq, anDeponia is a fast-paced comedy of errors and one of the most unusual love stories in gaming history. The twist-filled story takes its off-beat characters all over trash planet Deponia, a unique game world in the style of Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and Matt Groening. From Kuvaq, an improvised village built inside a giant trash heap, to the swimming black market and the dark corners of the elevated planetary railways: Deponia is brought to life with detailed hand-painted backgrounds in widescreen format and top-quality cartoon animation Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. PC Master (Greece)
    Aug 31, 2012
    92
    A fantastic adventure game, featuring some extremely intelligent riddles that require deep thinking. At the same time, it narrates a beautiful story, one that takes place in a setting very different than those of most games. [September 2012]
  2. Sep 10, 2012
    85
    Aside from the fact that some puzzle solutions can be quite far fetched sometimes, Deponia is one of the most entertaining point & click titles we've seen in the last couple of years. It's very hard not to play this game with a big smile on your face because of Rufus and his idiotic actions.
  3. Oct 15, 2012
    81
    The only think we can ask for is a sequel. Recommended for everyone interested in the genre, with great puzzles and sense of humor. It offers a classic, challenging gameplay, which should be enough to keep fans of the adventures games playing till they finish it.
  4. 80
    You´ve got to hand it to Daedalic: They know, what an expertly crafted point and click adventure has to look like. Veterans of the genre and newcomers alike can give this one a go without hesitation, especially considering the low price tag.
  5. Nov 6, 2012
    73
    There's a bit of personality and charm in this adventure, but it still lacks a beating heart under the façade of hilarity and bright colours.
  6. Aug 6, 2012
    70
    Despite a poor beginning and ending, I can't shake off the warm feeling Deponia left me with. It's a game with a big heart and some clever puzzles that recall a special time in the history of adventure games.
  7. Jul 2, 2012
    50
    Deponia's saved from being worse than Yesterday by at least having a simple understandable storyline and by not taking itself too seriously, but that's not saying much.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 59
  2. Negative: 7 out of 59
  1. Aug 9, 2012
    10
    The twist-filled story takes its off-beat characters all over trash planet Deponia, a unique game world!. The game shines when it comes toThe twist-filled story takes its off-beat characters all over trash planet Deponia, a unique game world!. The game shines when it comes to humor and has great in depth gameplay and storytelling. Puzzles are greatly amusing and shown with a lot of feelgood comments. Topgame! Expand
  2. Aug 20, 2012
    10
    A truly enjoyable and engrossing game that I can only describe as a modern steampunk Monkey Island. This game is truly underrated and I forA truly enjoyable and engrossing game that I can only describe as a modern steampunk Monkey Island. This game is truly underrated and I for one and greatly looking forward to the sequals as well as my next playthrough. Expand
  3. Aug 8, 2012
    9
    A breath of fresh air in point-and-click 2D adventures of this year on PC after failure of Yesterday and Chains of Satinav (for me at least).A breath of fresh air in point-and-click 2D adventures of this year on PC after failure of Yesterday and Chains of Satinav (for me at least). Good plot, nice alive characters. Though protagonist have strong resemblance with Guybrush Threepwood in different setting for me it was just a bit nostalgic and fit the mood perfectly but some might say that is a ripoff. Expand
  4. May 1, 2020
    8
    Point and click game with an artistic section of classic graphic adventures. Good story and characters each crazier than the last. RecommendedPoint and click game with an artistic section of classic graphic adventures. Good story and characters each crazier than the last. Recommended for fans of the genre. Expand
  5. Aug 28, 2013
    7
    OVERALL: Liked it. Recommend. 7.4/10.
    WHAT I DID NOT LIKE: two main thing. The game is still a little buggy (unpolished): for example,
    OVERALL: Liked it. Recommend. 7.4/10.
    WHAT I DID NOT LIKE: two main thing. The game is still a little buggy (unpolished): for example, there a some puzzles which after you complete them, will not move you further in the story. This happened to me twice, and second time was unacceptable (happened when i completed the puzzle with railroad track manipulation) the movie played, but after the movie sequence played all the way through, my rail-cart returned back to the garage instead of moving on in the story to the next area. I had to to initiate the puzzle 4 times, and on the 5th, after the movie played my cart moved on. Lame. Second thing which bugged me all the way through the game was the issue with sound, which is a minus to the American translation/sound design crew, and probably not to the German developers of the game. The sound sequences are not normalized in terms of sound level sometimes the main character's voice is barely audible, while the "police" voice-overs really hurt my ears. So, even though the translation is nice, there was no final mixing i assume? A job 80% done. Come on. Also, some of the sound effects were annoying to the extent of a tooth-aching pain!
    WHAT I LIKED: Loved the art although it could have been deeper and better, given more detail would be added. Still cartoony (Oblongs-Style), happy, hand-drawn style. Enjoyed it a lot. Humor so, since this is a German game, i did not expect much, however, in terms of translation, and humor this game come pretty solid, and even though you will not fall down from the chair in spasms of laughter, the game will make you smile. Story a good projection of an ancient science fiction theme (don't want to spoil anything for people who are yet to play this game, but if you read, you will find references to several popular themes of current writers and writers of the past). Puzzle-wise a Normal difficulty (i've played quite a few adventures, and cannot say Deponia is a mind-twister, and it does not make you do some irrational things). Also, a ton of dialogue in this game; some pretty funny, some not very, but all pretty well-written. Characters: some characters are just thumbs up! Lonzo is my favorite one! Amazing voice-acting!
    RECOMMEND to any adventure lover and a newbie who enjoys a walkie-talkie and a good smile.
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  6. AWG
    Aug 14, 2013
    6
    Deponia looks and sounds like it REALLY wants to be the next Monkey Island... failing. Characters are either uninteresting or unpalatable andDeponia looks and sounds like it REALLY wants to be the next Monkey Island... failing. Characters are either uninteresting or unpalatable and the story is pretty unoriginal. Some puzzles are very good but the hardest thing in the game is to bear the tons of useless, witty dialogues that have nothing to do with the story. Expand
  7. Aug 19, 2013
    1
    To start, the game has nice graphics. That is the only reason it doesn't get a zero. The main character is a disgusting jerk. I have neverTo start, the game has nice graphics. That is the only reason it doesn't get a zero. The main character is a disgusting jerk. I have never played a game with such an unlikable protagonist in all of my years of gaming. I played for about an hour, and just could not take his personality. Why somebody would want to make a character so horrible is beyond me. I suggest that you never buy this game. Expand

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