• Publisher: Blyts
  • Release Date: Jul 21, 2016
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  • Summary: Kelvin and the Infamous Machine is a point-and-click adventure in which you stumble irresponsibly through history to help legendary geniuses complete their masterworks.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Oct 26, 2016
    90
    Kelvin and the Infamous Machine is probably the best point-and-click game I have played. It’s artistic design is very quaint and detailed, and the hugely engrossing story had me hooked from the off. It's a shame that it wasn't longer, even though the chapters can take a substantial time to complete - which isn't necessarily a bad point in this this game. What I did play left me desperate for more, and that surely is the mark of a great game?
  2. Aug 11, 2016
    90
    Kelvin and the Infamous Machine is a fresh take on time travel, with a diverse cast of characters thrust into hilarious scenarios. The puzzles aren’t so difficult that they’re maddening, but just enough to feel rewarding when it all clicks into place. You’ll be laughing out loud or scratching your head, but you won’t ever be bored.
  3. Aug 12, 2016
    90
    If you prefer more laid-back puzzle games, maybe still give Kelvin a chance but bring a friend. Two heads are better than one after all and you definitely won’t regret it.
  4. Jul 25, 2016
    80
    Even though it’s the first attempt of Blyts in adventure games, with limited budget available, this game gave me around 4.5 hours of fun that I would gladly repeat. At the same time it makes me wonder what else this indie Argentinian company can offer us in the future.
  5. Aug 4, 2016
    80
    A fitting tribute to the golden days of point-and-click gaming. What it lacks in length it makes up for in heart and dad jokes galore. If you yearn for a good adventure and have a few hours to spare, it won't disappoint.
  6. Jan 4, 2017
    72
    Kelvin and the Infamous Machine is a funny point & click adventure, inspired by LucasArts’ masterpieces: a short, but adorable, pastime during rainy afternoon.
  7. Sep 11, 2016
    69
    A hit and miss adventure that tries to pay homage to Tim Schaffer's undying classics from the 90s. It does feel like old school, and sometimes, it's even funny, but never reaches that level of brilliance.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 29, 2016
    10
    I'm a big big fan of point and clicks, and this one is EXTREMELY good! All the enigms and tricks are logic but originals, the music andI'm a big big fan of point and clicks, and this one is EXTREMELY good! All the enigms and tricks are logic but originals, the music and graphics are great, it's really funny without being superficial...

    The story is really fluid, and we feel good playing this game because the atmosphere is really cool! :)

    If you love point and clicks, you should buy this one eyes closed! :)
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  2. Dec 15, 2018
    8
    Would have loved Kelvin to be longer, depending on ones playing style it should be finished in only 3 - 4 hours. The game itself is reallyWould have loved Kelvin to be longer, depending on ones playing style it should be finished in only 3 - 4 hours. The game itself is really enjoyable though, visiting different centuries and helping prominent historical figures to come up with some of their most important inventions/ideas is a really fun concept and the humor is often pretty hilarious.

    Most puzzles are very well thought out, logical and yet, at least in principle, still challenging - Especially in the first two chapters the lack of too many items and locations lower down the difficulty quite a bit though. The third chapter somewhat ups the challenge in that regard but even then - as most locations usually only have a few hotspots - the puzzles shouldn’t pose too much of an obstacle.

    On the one hand this makes for a fluid playthrough on the other it would even make the harder puzzles rather easy to figure out through a bit of trial and error. Probably depends on what one is looking for in a Point’n’Click adventure if this a pro or a con.

    The game’s story is both clever and very humorous and has a lot of funny references. Especially the doofus main character can really crack you up sometimes.

    Alas, the game is over quite fast and leaves you wanting for more. Of course that’s a good sign and speaks for its quality but it’s still a pity the developers didn’t reach the Kickstarter stretch goals for the additional Tesla and Einstein chapters.

    As it is, Kelvin and the Infamous Machine is a short, lighthearted and very enjoyable Point’n’Click adventure which can be easily recommended to fans of the genre - With a few tweaks and more development time/funds (chapters and locations) the game even could‘ve become a masterpiece though.
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  3. Oct 18, 2019
    7
    Considering the budget and how it was funded through Kickstarter, this is a pretty good game from Argentinian indie company Blyts, but it's aConsidering the budget and how it was funded through Kickstarter, this is a pretty good game from Argentinian indie company Blyts, but it's a shame it didn't get more funding, because it would've been longer if it did. Regardless, I think the concept was flawed from the start: the chapters just feel disjointed, connected only by a loose plot, making for a quite weak story overall.
    But aside from those complaints, it's a very solid classic point'n'click adventure in this modern era. It's got witty dialogue and clever puzzles, and it since it never takes it itself overly seriously (often parodying the era it's set in or the adventure genre itself), it has a cheesy tone that in my opinion made for a pretty funny and enjoyable and experience overall.
    I personally don't like the character art design, but the backgrounds are gorgeous to look at, the art does a good job of setting the tone and ambiance for each era.
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