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  • Summary: WHY PLAY ONLY ONE GENRE OF GAME when you could be playing two slightly different ones at the exact same time?

    BEN is a die-hard, old-school LucasArts Adventure fan. He has one foot stuck in the 90s, his feet never leave the floor, and he's happiest collecting any old junk he can lay his
    WHY PLAY ONLY ONE GENRE OF GAME when you could be playing two slightly different ones at the exact same time?

    BEN is a die-hard, old-school LucasArts Adventure fan. He has one foot stuck in the 90s, his feet never leave the floor, and he's happiest collecting any old junk he can lay his hands on, in the hopes of combining it all together to solve a satisfying puzzle.

    His cohort and sidekick DAN has aspirations to be the next big hit indie platform character. He's got everything he needs: he's hip, he's sensitive, and his nose is a different colour to the rest of his face.

    LAIR OF THE CLOCKWORK GOD sees you switching between both characters and using their unique abilities together in a race-against-time effort to stop all the Apocalypses happening simultaneously, by teaching an old computer about feelings.

    Solve classic point-and-click style puzzles as Ben to create unique upgrade items for Dan, so he can jump higher, run faster and blast away at everything with a shiny new gun. Then, run and jump as Dan to unlock new areas and exciting new puzzles for Ben!
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  1. 90
    Lair Of The Clockwork God is an excellent game that will take you on a hilarious journey solving puzzles with Dan and Ben, even if the journey is shorter than I would like and the jokes don't really read to anyone who isn't quite steeped within games culture.
  2. Nov 20, 2020
    70
    Both sides of the game are fun to play, and again, controls are well thought out, allowing you to hop between the two to make progress. Most interesting is when the duo have an effect on each other, such as crafting upgrades for Dan using Ben's inventory items. There's a lot going on here, and while it's occasionally a little clumsy, its humour and ingenuity make it a success.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 14, 2020
    70
    Lair Of The Clockwork God is sometimes very, very clever, although this cleverness leads to rare instances of self-indulgence that obscure the way forward, which is thankfully the exception rather than the rule. When the disparate parts fit together, and you overlook the ropy platform controls, there’s an unusual game in here with personality. It’s a jolly (and occasionally filthy) adventure, the likes of which we’d love to see more of. [Issue#183, p.65]