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  • Summary: Goodbye Deponia is the final game in Daedalic Entertainment's adventure trilogy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Oct 17, 2013
    92
    It is a great finish to a truly original tale, and a trilogy that anyone not already familiar with the series should absolutely purchase and enjoy.
  2. Oct 16, 2013
    90
    All in all, Daedalic have crafted an excellent adventure that does justice to the series, topping it all off in a satisfying manner. It even leaves quite a bit of room for interpretation in the end.
  3. Nov 18, 2013
    87
    Goodbye Deponia is a wild rollercoaster ride - a bigger, smarter and funnier adventure than the previous Deponia games. It will earn a place in your heart even after it totally fails to deliver a proper cathartic ending.
  4. Nov 5, 2013
    80
    Goodbye Deponia has a bumpy ride towards the ending, but is able to entertain nonetheless. It won't pose the hardest challenge around, but will keep you smiling while going forward and at times it will even make you laugh really hard.
  5. Nov 7, 2013
    75
    Goodbye Deponia turned out to be the weakest entry in the series. The story feels a bit messy and the ending isn't really that satisfying. The puzzles are challenging though and it's still one of the most humourus games out there.
  6. Nov 1, 2013
    70
    They may have hit minor issues in the beginning, but they should be applauded for tackling these head on for the subsequent releases. With complaints over the length of some chapters, the translation issues and the long wait for this last chapter, the trilogy is definitely greater than the sum of its parts.
  7. Feb 28, 2014
    40
    Unfortunately, Goodbye Deponia is a wasted effort by Daedalic because it's marred by a series of bad moral decisions, and the protagonist is the epitome of unlikeable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 5 out of 26
  1. Nov 9, 2021
    10
    Прекрасный триквел, крутой сюжет,кретивные ачиквки, уместные шутки, свой стиль рисовки, приятные анимации и музыка.Прошёл в трилогию в егс иПрекрасный триквел, крутой сюжет,кретивные ачиквки, уместные шутки, свой стиль рисовки, приятные анимации и музыка.Прошёл в трилогию в егс и спецом купил в стиме чтоб получить достижения. Expand
  2. Nov 23, 2013
    9
    Put simply, Goodbye Deponia completes one of the best adventure trilogies we've seen in years. Voice acting is good, the art is pretty andPut simply, Goodbye Deponia completes one of the best adventure trilogies we've seen in years. Voice acting is good, the art is pretty and consistent. You meet a TON of characters (and ruin all their lives in the process). Put simply if you are in anyway a fan of adventure games this is a must play.

    If I can give you one hint to solving the puzzles though, it is to pretend you are the worst human being in existence. If you can do this then all the puzzles make sense. Probably the biggest detraction from the game is the main character, Rufus. Rufus is just UNLIKEABLE. Through out the series, you keep hoping that some where along the line he'd mature a bit and think of others, but no. Only at the end do we get anything close to this. He is so awful, that for me some puzzle were insolvable because I couldn't get into the mindset of doing something so horrible to progress.

    But keep in mind this is more of a satire on how old adventure games had you do bad things and you would still be the hero. Here there no question that nobody thinks that Rufus is a hero. In the end, if you're interested in irreverent (offensive) comedy, a good story and a strong adventure game, then the Deponia series is an excellent place to look.
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  3. Oct 20, 2013
    9
    Just awesome quest. Lovely characters and story. A lot of humor and even a bit of drama. And all this at the highest level of performance.Just awesome quest. Lovely characters and story. A lot of humor and even a bit of drama. And all this at the highest level of performance. Bravo, Daedalic Entertainment! Expand
  4. Jun 4, 2018
    8
    Goodbye Deponia is a good continuation of the series, but not really a finale. It plays mostly the same as previous titles, but both quantityGoodbye Deponia is a good continuation of the series, but not really a finale. It plays mostly the same as previous titles, but both quantity and quality of minigames/puzzles is higher.

    Main problem i had with the game is those few infamous scenes where protagonist crosses the line between being just an egoistic but likable a-hole to being complete sociopath . Pushing someone to suicide just cuz 'Why not?' and literally selling people into slavery - that sort of stuff.

    Overall Goodbye Deponia is a good quest just like the previous games in the series.
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  5. Dec 27, 2016
    7
    Not hilarious but fun as the prequels. Good play time (i finished the game in just over 20 hours). Not hard, not too easy - pretty much aNot hilarious but fun as the prequels. Good play time (i finished the game in just over 20 hours). Not hard, not too easy - pretty much a smooth ride all throughout, except for a couple tricky places.
    My main complain is the English sound - sound optimization for English version seemed to have missed the quality check entirely. Sound compression, balancing, equalizing are not well done, especially when it comes to Organon speaking. And when Organon starting singing their hymn for the first time - my eardrums, i'm afraid, were permanently damaged. Same issue plagued the first and second part, but Goodbye Deponia takes the cake. I wonder if the original German has similar issues.

    Overall, a good continuation of the series, well drawn locales, nicely written dialogue, joyful puzzles.

    RECOMMEND.
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  6. Aug 5, 2020
    6
    check my tumblr for a longer more coherent review. bby mode 5k words only and also inflates the word count for no reason, jesus man, jesuscheck my tumblr for a longer more coherent review. bby mode 5k words only and also inflates the word count for no reason, jesus man, jesus

    Gameplay

    Goodbye Deponia's gameplay is the exact same as Deponia and Chaos on 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 Goodbye Deponia is, actually, the best out of the three games in the series, not counting Deponia Doomsday as I’ve yet to review it. The characters are unlikable, but I’d developed the habit of just going on fumes of anger and my hand absentmindedly clicked so that I would go on. The issue is, probably worse in the next installment, due to the fact that this game seems to actually allow the characters to develop - namely Rufus.

    The main character is Rufus, an entitled, rude, unwashed, selfish and egotistical prick, the exact same idiot from the last two games… But in this one he’s actually more interesting. The story takes place an nondescript amount of time after the events described in Chaos on Deponia, or at least so it seems - although it's muddied up because who cares about consistency, am I right OR AM I RIGHT?

    The story this time has Rufus being horrible, as usual. He steers the vehicle him and the rest of the team are using onto an Organon Cruiser route, and they need to do something about it, pronto! So Rufus and Goal get to it, while Bozo… Sleeps quietly like a little baby? In any case, things get going from there, and the absurdity does not stop.

    This is the one Deponia installment that had a moment within it that had me intrigued. And by intrigued, I really do mean that I was truly unable to contain my excitement and wonder at what could happen next and what was happening. Sadly, however, that moment faded away and was replaced with another incredible plot contrivance that made me want to stop playing.

    As usual, there are still plenty of unanswered questions, but there was such a strong moment that I just can’t give this anything but something. 1/3

    Legendary Point

    Does this game, that is really just a clicking simulator with a disgusting story, get the Legendary Point? Normally, heck no. You might recall the spiel - I’d rather give the point to a bad, explicit game, because it’d net be the sight of poop. Overall, I still would. However, Ladies and Gentlemen, as I mentioned there was such a strong act in this game, such a wonderful, sublime moment, I just feel as if I HAVE to give this game the point - if only for how amazing the moment itself was in comparison to the whole franchise.

    Conclusion

    6/10. It's just an average game, if only because of how great a small portion of it is. Alas, it is a game I wouldn't recommend.Do watch a playthrough of it on some website, preferably my channel on Youtube, because the story actually has a semblance of development.
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  7. Mar 23, 2014
    0
    Goodbye Deponia is well written in that it does make your emotionally involved with the plight of the characters in the story. There are someGoodbye Deponia is well written in that it does make your emotionally involved with the plight of the characters in the story. There are some laughs here and there as well as some comical references pulled from many other games and TV shows and while it seems to be worth playing, I personally thought so too until the dramatic climax. I had flashbacks to the horrible ending of Mass effect trilogy it was the same thing all over again a Non-ending. One that leaves you with a disgust for the entire series after seeing it. It very quickly goes from something you liked to play and were fond of to a bitter memory that you shake your head and try to forget when it pops into your mind. Do your self a favor and don't play any of these three games you will just be disappointed at the end. Any way you look at how this thing ended they are all horrible. I believe the author of the story even deliberately gloated the fact at the end. Basically saying look I made this awesome story watch as I destroy it with a baseball bat.

    There was also several things in the story itself that made me cringe.

    #1 separating two love birds and forcing one of them into indentured servitude.
    #2 convincing kids to touch a pedophiles penis, and also doing it yourself. Then convincing woman to get the pedophiles penis tattooed on there arms.
    #3 killing baby dolphins and turning them into cat food for a puzzle.

    There were others but this is all I can point out without adding spoilers.
    Don't buy the game
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