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  • Summary: Crazy cultists. Cthulhu. A talking cat. Gibbous takes you on an expansive, traditionally animated, hand-painted adventure. Play as three protagonists and explore a lushly rendered Lovecraft-inspired world, unraveling ancient conspiracies. A comedy cosmic horror adventure made in Transylvania.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Aug 5, 2019
    90
    Every fan of traditional point n click adventures must play and support Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure. A really solid and complete game, including humorous dialogues, smart (but not very difficult) puzzles and a unique cast of characters, with only drawback its relatively short duration.
  2. Aug 5, 2019
    85
    All in all, Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure is a game that no self-proclaimed point-and -click fan should overlook, as it will definitely find a place in your gaming library, comedy movie collection, and finally, your heart.
  3. Aug 8, 2019
    80
    Forget about the Cthulhu in its title; you don’t need to be a fan of Lovecraft to enjoy this accomplished point and clicker. Gibbous – A Cthulhu Adventure will tickle your funny bones with its dialogue and won’t leave you flummoxed when faced with its puzzles. And because of that it’s fun from beginning to end. It isn’t groundbreaking in any way, but did anyone expect it to be? It’s just yet another very good entry into a genre that remains ever popular.
  4. Oct 14, 2019
    80
    I’ve played my fair share of indie games, but few felt as polished as Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure. A great deal of care has gone into its production, and despite getting pretty dark and serious towards the end, the memorable characters kept me glued and did a fantastic job of propelling the story forward — in every aspect, it’s a fine introduction to the point-and-click genre also title worthy of any veteran.
  5. Aug 31, 2019
    75
    Α gorgeous looking game full of humor and overflowing with the love and effort from its creators. Its directing and narrative though get quite middling and with its open ending, it feels more like a collection of mini episodes for "Part 1" of a story rather than a complete package.
  6. Aug 6, 2019
    70
    A solid first effort from the Romanian outfit, a good narrative just let down by some overly simple puzzling.
  7. Oct 12, 2019
    59
    Gibbous is worth your time if you are willing to overlook its numerous oddities and rushed narrative so you can enjoy a few brilliant game design ideas and marvel at the game’s outlandish sets. If Stuck in Attic sets out to create its second game, the studio should scale back its ambitions and definitely hire a professional screenwriter.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. Aug 16, 2019
    10
    The game was well worth the wait. It is even more amazing than what I've expected.
    The visuals are breathtaking, the amount of custom
    The game was well worth the wait. It is even more amazing than what I've expected.
    The visuals are breathtaking, the amount of custom animations and the amount of dialogue lines is staggering. The various sound tracks truly immerse you into the atmosphere of this world.

    It does have small bugs here and there, but nothing game breaking. It's something to be expected of a 3 man indie team. Despite this, the interaction design is very intuitive making the game easy to navigate, and allowing the player to be absorbed by the story, and the puzzles vary from suspiciously straight forward, to cryptic messages that challenge the adventurer in you.
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  2. Sep 15, 2019
    10
    I had a lot of fun playing this game. Almost like in the good old comic quests like stories about Roger Wilco or Zanthia. I can't findI had a lot of fun playing this game. Almost like in the good old comic quests like stories about Roger Wilco or Zanthia. I can't find anything that would cause an unpleasant impression. Thanks to the developers! Expand
  3. Aug 22, 2019
    9
    In once sentence; This game was fun!

    The dialogue was funny and the game was engaging, mysterious, aesthetically perfect, and at times it
    In once sentence; This game was fun!

    The dialogue was funny and the game was engaging, mysterious, aesthetically perfect, and at times it was challenging. For those who don't know, this game is a point and click adventure with a comedic attitude and a Lovecraftian theme.
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  4. Aug 11, 2019
    5
    I really really wanted this game to be good and unfortunately it’s not.

    The graphics are amazing both for their technical execution but for
    I really really wanted this game to be good and unfortunately it’s not.

    The graphics are amazing both for their technical execution but for the art direction too. But unfortunately that’s where the good elements of the game end.

    The writing is not good at all, the plot is suffering, puzzles are simple and the voice acting is uneven. It’s really a pitty because I really had high hopes for this and I was expecting it to be the best title of the year for the genre. It’s also a pity because indeed the devs seem to have put much love to the title.
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  5. Sep 23, 2019
    3
    This game is a super "meh" from me. We all know the overall quality of the P&C games has been very low for the past years, and this is not aThis game is a super "meh" from me. We all know the overall quality of the P&C games has been very low for the past years, and this is not a bad game, but it's just another one... maybe a little above average, mostly because the art is stunning. The gameplay, the voice acting, the puzzles, the dialogues... are super amateur. (The end will disapoint you guaranteed). They should do animation movies. Expand
  6. Aug 12, 2019
    3
    I've read some positive reviews before buying it and, ignored the negative ones. Most complains where about the voice acting and I don'tI've read some positive reviews before buying it and, ignored the negative ones. Most complains where about the voice acting and I don't really care about those things, much less from an Indie.

    Let me tell you this, GibbousIt's the first game I've ever asked for a refund on Steam!

    I would say that about 70% of the script of this game are either references or quotes from somewhere else. Whoever compares this game with any Lucas title clearly never played a Lucas title.

    The puzzles are simple, it takes about a minute to figure out each one, except a couple of badly designed ones.

    If you never played a point-and-click or you are 6 Year old or under, maybe you'll enjoy it.

    The only thing Gibbous and Monkey Island have in common is that both games are on Steam. When I hear that a game it's like Lucasarts, I get excited and, when I see it's just marketing and lies and, they don't deliver I get pissed off. BIG TIME!

    Quoting the guy that gave them a 10, Do yourself a favor and play something else ... like Lamplight City or Unavowed.
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  7. Aug 12, 2019
    0
    Bad game. It wouldn't have been so bad if it wasn't for all the lies the devs had been telling about what this game was going to be. It's anBad game. It wouldn't have been so bad if it wasn't for all the lies the devs had been telling about what this game was going to be. It's an OK game at most.

    It doesn't feel like Lovecraft at all, lame jokes, reference overdose, rap battles, missing cutscenes, visual bugs, week plot, **** ending... and don't get me started on the voice acting...

    The best of this game can be seen in the trailer... the rest is way below that level...
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