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  • Summary: Jazzpunk is a stylized first-person adventure comedy. As the mysterious Agent Polyblank, you’ll explore a variety of retro-futuristic locations, and perform all manner of gadget-driven capers. The tone of the game is cartoon cyberpunk; dense technology-infused locales, dripping with a freshJazzpunk is a stylized first-person adventure comedy. As the mysterious Agent Polyblank, you’ll explore a variety of retro-futuristic locations, and perform all manner of gadget-driven capers. The tone of the game is cartoon cyberpunk; dense technology-infused locales, dripping with a fresh coat of colour and humour. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Feb 7, 2014
    100
    It's a rare, but fantastic thing to find a game that feels like the result of a singular artistic vision. To find one that also happens to be a genuinely comic vision is like tripping over a unicorn. Playing Jazzpunk, from developer Necrophone Games, was like tripping over a unicorn who just happened to share my particular appreciations for goofy puns, technological ephemera, and Saul Bass.
  2. Feb 10, 2014
    90
    This game made me laugh - not gently or under duress of slow realisation, but in staccato outbursts which alarmed and unsettled passers-by.
  3. Feb 19, 2014
    82
    It is probably too short, but if you take your time and explore, you will find a great adventure, full of laughter and surprises.
  4. Feb 6, 2014
    80
    What's here is undoubtedly high quality, but some may find themselves just wanting more of the game. It's a blessing and a curse.
  5. Apr 23, 2014
    70
    The replay value is low, but it’s a nice distraction while it lasts.
  6. Feb 12, 2014
    70
    Quirky humor and an abundance of outrageous antics keep things buoyant through much of the short but flawed journey. Jazzpunk is an enthusiastic attempt to answer the question of just how much weirdness you can possibly cram into a few hours of gaming. In that endeavor, at least, it's a great achievement.
  7. Mar 23, 2014
    25
    Jazzpunk is an equivalent of an avant-garde show – it doesn’t have a story or even a point to it. It’s nothing more than a collection of rejected ideas.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. Feb 12, 2014
    10
    Eighties, nineties references, game references, tech jokes,
    The kind of game every developer would like to make but didnt
    Also a spy
    Eighties, nineties references, game references, tech jokes,
    The kind of game every developer would like to make but didnt

    Also a spy sim,space invaders, frogger
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  2. Mar 20, 2014
    10
    I love this game. The writing is hilarious and the design is surprisingly well done. Few games are able to nail comedic timing with suchI love this game. The writing is hilarious and the design is surprisingly well done. Few games are able to nail comedic timing with such perfection. It's a great game to play with friends. Expand
  3. Feb 22, 2014
    10
    This game isn't about the graphics, the style, the "Next Gen Game play". It's about how you play the game.
    All together, this game should
    This game isn't about the graphics, the style, the "Next Gen Game play". It's about how you play the game.
    All together, this game should never be taken seriously. This game is humorous, funny, and hilarious. There's no real definition for this game. But if you get a chance to buy it, you will find out what I am talking about.
    (THIS GAME IS ALSO A PUZZLER, SO IF YOU ARE TERRIBLE AT PUZZLES, DON'T BUY IT)
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  4. Feb 25, 2014
    8
    So the first hour is pretty much amazing, with all the jokes and randomness, but the novelty runs out a bit fast when you understand that thisSo the first hour is pretty much amazing, with all the jokes and randomness, but the novelty runs out a bit fast when you understand that this game is not leading to anywhere, its just a joke after joke with no actual punchline. Nevertheless, as long as you don't make too great of expectations and you just want to casually relax and have some cheap laughs, it should fill your evening quite nicely. Expand
  5. Feb 10, 2014
    8
    The game is alright. The graphics are fine, and you don't really need a good computer to run it... I have a five year old Macbook Pro, and itThe game is alright. The graphics are fine, and you don't really need a good computer to run it... I have a five year old Macbook Pro, and it ran very smoothly at almost 60fps with almost all settings – granted, there aren't that many – turned up to max. However, the game's focus doesn't lie in the gameplay itself, but rather the narrative and its extreme silliness. The game's storyline is hard to follow at first and is somewhat shallow, but that is a result of the game's humor and thus not really a bad thing. The game definitely has a great variety in the jokes' deliveries (which come in various forms, e.g. mini games, cheesy one-liners, or just plain goofiness) and they are rarely recycled – it really puts an effort into making you laugh, and most of the time it will. However, this is also where the game's weakness lies, in my opinion: It either makes you laugh often, or not at all. Its humor won't be appreciated by everyone, so I would recommend watching some gameplay (or even just the trailer) first before diving into this. Because if that won't make you chuckle, nothing in the game will. Expand
  6. May 4, 2017
    7
    Jazzpunk is not a great game. Actually, I don't think Jazzpunk is even a game. It feels more like a combination of douchey references, humorJazzpunk is not a great game. Actually, I don't think Jazzpunk is even a game. It feels more like a combination of douchey references, humor and psychedelic art directing. It is, however, FUN. That's what matters about a low-budget indie game. It provides some good laughs, woah moments and a quality time overall. Expand
  7. Mar 7, 2014
    0
    Here we go again,another one of those artistically stylish games that is screaming at the top of it's lungs desperately trying to getHere we go again,another one of those artistically stylish games that is screaming at the top of it's lungs desperately trying to get attention,claiming "I'm unique and original and i cost the price of an ACTUAL game BUY ME BUY ME I SAY!". 15 dollars is the price you pay for an arcade game,or a four to five year old shooter not THIS,i mean video games are supposed to be fun and difficult with obstacles to overcome or puzzles to solve,they're not supposed to be like Dear Esther. What these guys thought was that CONTENT equals fun and challenge when it does not. Expand

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