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  • Summary: Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor is an anti-adventure game about picking up trash in an alien bazaar. Play as the Janitor, an Alaensee girlbeast with a municipally-subsidized trash incineration job and dreams of leaving the planet of Xabran's Rock far behind her.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. CD-Action
    Mar 6, 2017
    85
    A huge, lively space bazaar is overwhelming at first, but you tame it little by little and get into a bitter-sweet routine. It’s a lesson in accepting permanent destitution, limiting your ambitions, and enjoying small things. If you’re after a breathtaking story, you’ll be disappointed – as opposed to those who take pleasure in constant exploration and have a knack for trading. [03/2017, p.68]
  2. Oct 27, 2016
    80
    It’s a strange, retro-styled beauty that needs to be played to be experienced.
  3. Nov 2, 2016
    80
    I fell in love with my little blue poor janitor in her small alien world. I don’t know if the game started its life as something of a jest against usual gaming trends but it has turned into a poignant metaphor of today’s world, like how it feels to be struggling, different or alien to your surroundings. I must warn you though, this game is not for everyone and certainly not for those who only seek their thrills from the latest big-budget extravaganza. Or is it? Maybe a modest but honest game like Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor can help to see these strange new worlds beyond AAA-games.
  4. Sep 29, 2016
    78
    By bridging the gap between our daily struggles and the daydreams that surround them, it suggests that the one space we truly own is our imagination. There is a certain beauty hidden in that sentiment; that it is the fantastic, the surreal, the strange, that might liberate us.
  5. Oct 6, 2016
    78
    Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor is a hallucinogenic merry-go-round of oddities operating at dangerous speeds. Some passengers will be bored to tears at its perceived mundanity while others will find themselves charmed by its stylish construction and otherworldly performance. A select few may be eaten by the ride. In any case, riders will find their expectations carefully challenged.
  6. Games Master UK
    Dec 4, 2016
    52
    One for virtual tourists only. [Dec 2016, p.83]
  7. Oct 13, 2016
    50
    Repetitive routine of a space cleaner that tries to be interesting with its focus on continuous stereotype. Initial enthusiasm quickly fades, leaving only mindless attempt at social commentary.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 38
  2. Negative: 28 out of 38
  1. Dec 2, 2021
    10
    Oh I love this game so much. When I think "indie game," this is exactly what I want.

    The world feels so big outside of the little box
    Oh I love this game so much. When I think "indie game," this is exactly what I want.

    The world feels so big outside of the little box you're constrained to, being an impoverished worker who physically and financially CANNOT interact with the promises of adventure that all of the items and NPCs hint at. You pick up these crazy weapons and spells and items, but you can't make any use of them aside from selling them for 2% what they're actually worth, because you're a JANITOR and nothing more, and you never will be, because that's how the system works. Everything feels so much bigger than you, and the first few days you spend in the spaceport just feel so overwhelming from the sheer scale of the world speeding by around you. It's sort of what I imagine being an immigrant to an alien city feels like, where you know how to get by, but everything is still horribly confusing and scary and new, and you don't know if you're doing the best thing because nobody will help you.

    The game is a lot more like the Souls series than most of the games that actually try to emulate FromSoft design, it's got a lot to say about cycles and being caught in a sort of devastating curse that forces you to spend all day every day grinding towards a seemingly impossible goal.

    (There is one little game-breaking bug if you forget to pick up the ziggurat tablet piece, that's all)
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  2. Jun 26, 2020
    10
    It's a game that allows you to collect portraits of idol singers, automatically putting it among the all-time greats.
  3. Jul 17, 2017
    7
    If you’re the type of person who likes bizarre and different indie games and doesn’t mind getting lost or meter management, Diaries of aIf you’re the type of person who likes bizarre and different indie games and doesn’t mind getting lost or meter management, Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor is one you should definitely look into. Expand
  4. Jun 19, 2022
    0
    This is one of the worst games ever made and the fact that some loser keeps upvoting it with fake double accounts is just awful. MetacriticThis is one of the worst games ever made and the fact that some loser keeps upvoting it with fake double accounts is just awful. Metacritic should just remove this game from this site. It doesn't belong even into top 4000 games list. Expand
  5. Nov 14, 2021
    0
    most overrated game ever. shiiit graphics and gameplay not worth my time. dont play this if you enjoy having a good time
  6. Jun 25, 2020
    0
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    SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom- better.
    ugly boring ugly boring ugly boring ugly boring ugly boring ugly boring
  7. Dec 19, 2020
    0
    Данная игра представляет из себя пиксильную поделку на коленке. гейплея не более чем на 2 часа так что успеете зарефандить. оценки завышены неДанная игра представляет из себя пиксильную поделку на коленке. гейплея не более чем на 2 часа так что успеете зарефандить. оценки завышены не обусловлено. Expand

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