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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: 13 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. 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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  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. May 10, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Great adventure game series, in terms of artwork, sounds, voice, music. The puzzles are 90% intuitive, but expect to get frustrated enough to the point where you simply have to look online for simple answers, rather than clicking on every item, character, and conversation options with everything.

    The story was enough to captivate me for over 50 hours of great gameplay over the entire trilogy. There's lots of humor, from toilet humor to adult humor, and you'll find yourself LOLing along the way.

    Unfortunately, there's a few roadblocks and puzzles that simply aren't intuitive, which should have been fixed during play-testing, and the ending is completely unrewarding. Literally 15 minutes of serious thought and storyline changes from the devs, and it'd be a 10. That's sad!

    I wrote my own special ending for it, where Rufus gets saved by Goal through a SIMPLE dialogue option during the ending where she finally figures out which one of the three dudes pinned by the fan blades is really him. The other two drop down to Deponia never to be seen again, while Goal and Rufus go to Elysium, along with the few remaining Deponian survivors.

    I've noticed a trend with Daedalic Entertainment and very **** endings. "The Whispered World" forced you to choose between one reality or another, killing off the characters that you worked with for 99% of the game; "A New Beginning" forced you to kill the protagonist via super-heated steam; "Edna and Harvey" forced you to realize that you killed a childhood friend, and left you with the decision to also kill his father or go back to the loony house.

    Seriously, Daedalic, write some better endings. I wanted to give this review a 1/10 just for the ending, but I had to seriously think about the other 99% of the story and gameplay. Consider yourselves lucky, but for the love of everything, write better endings!!
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  4. Oct 22, 2013
    8
    playing recently both deponia and chaos on deponia i can say that this one seem a little short and easy if we can compare to both previousplaying recently both deponia and chaos on deponia i can say that this one seem a little short and easy if we can compare to both previous releases. there were one or two points in the game i found myself stuck and randomly combining items but i manage to get through it usually after few attempts. instead of first 2 parts, in this one story is pushing you far more straight. i was kinda hoping ill enjoy in beautiful landscapes like in 2nd part (platipus puzzles and whole city was amazing) but there were just few locations actually hotel-ship-sewers- and -in_front_rebel_camp_place. game overall was pretty funny, a few references on previous games and some other (super mario, monkey island...) and jokes was on place (even if some people says the one with monkey is kinda racist but imo it was just fun).
    i didnt like that much idea with death and cloning but somehow that part was very quick.
    somehow i still feel (hope) this is not the end of entire series because final cut-scene isnt saying Rufus is dead, it was Cletus actually. At one point camera is showing very precisle the Elysium so am kinda expecting if there ever gonna be another realease (which i really hope) we can maybie start adventure on Elysium. There is deffinitely more to say in these game.
    respect
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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. Jun 29, 2014
    6
    Deponia series would have been perfect if it wasn't for the ending. Great characters, great story, great art, great puzzles, great jokes,Deponia series would have been perfect if it wasn't for the ending. Great characters, great story, great art, great puzzles, great jokes, terrible ending. Everything was perfect, but the ending just ruined everything. The ending of Deponia series will make you feel completely disappointed. But still, super fun to play, if you can ignore the terrible ending somehow, you will definatelly enjoy. Expand
  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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