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  • Summary: Guard Duty is a comedy adventure about love, loss and the end of the world. Experience an unforgettable story spanning across two radically different time periods.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 6, 2019
    80
    Guard Duty, for me, came out of nowhere, but instantly became a fun, short experience that I tip my cap to. It doesn’t revolutionize the genre (was never intending to, nor does it need to), it won’t make you suddenly like point-and-clicks if you don’t already (you’re missing out!), and yes, there are many other games in this old genre that have done it better. Nevertheless; for only $10, you can’t really go wrong, and if it supports future endeavors by this studio, all the better.
  2. May 3, 2019
    72
    An unabashed love letter to the cult "little" point and click adventures of the 90s, executed with panache. Guaranteed to bring a smile to the lips of veteran adventure gamers but it will be hard pressed to impress the younger generation of players.
  3. May 6, 2019
    70
    Though it takes a while to find its own identity and the puzzles are all too simple, Guard Duty is a nostalgia-laden charmer that shows nothing but love and respect for the classic point-and-click titles it most resembles.
  4. May 31, 2019
    70
    A honest fan serving adventure game, with clear yet unlikely influences from King’s Quest, Lure of the Temptress, Mr. Bean, Black Adder and Monty Python.
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  1. Fuz
    May 25, 2019
    9
    What a nice game.
    It's a little amateurish in some regards, but it's clearly a work of love. Very old style. Love the pixel art, clearly hand
    What a nice game.
    It's a little amateurish in some regards, but it's clearly a work of love. Very old style. Love the pixel art, clearly hand drawn - possibly pixel by pixel. Biggest problem for me is how slow the main character is animated. It's just painful to wait for him to go from one point to another.
    The main character and most of the other characters I met so far are quite likable (love the gentle woodlands troll!) and voice acting is a bit of hit and miss - really like the main character, but some other sounds like the actor is trying - without much luck - to mask his voice to sound different. Funny, well written dialogues that don't overstay their welcome [the game is not pointlessly verbose] and the puzzles are pretty easy so far but enjoyable.
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