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  • Summary: Tardy is a story driven space adventure about war, emotions, love and passion for old computer devices…

    Ramto isn’t the smartest guy in the Universe. He enjoys finding troubles - and solving them, but when woke up on a spaceship it was too much even for him. Alone on the ship he had no
    Tardy is a story driven space adventure about war, emotions, love and passion for old computer devices…

    Ramto isn’t the smartest guy in the Universe. He enjoys finding troubles - and solving them, but when woke up on a spaceship it was too much even for him. Alone on the ship he had no idea how to pilot, among heaps of weird devices created by a schizophrenic engineer.
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  1. Apr 1, 2019
    80
    Tardy is a rich combination of story and puzzles that blends past and future in a charming and surprisingly emotional game.
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  1. Jan 24, 2021
    8
    If the game was just a tad stronger narratively, I’d easily give it a 9. The artistic and sound design are spot-on, allowing for a perfectlyIf the game was just a tad stronger narratively, I’d easily give it a 9. The artistic and sound design are spot-on, allowing for a perfectly immersive foray into its gorgeous retro-futuristic setting. Puzzle design is stellar as well, despite some plagiaristic tendencies, and the direct item interaction mechanics are absolute genius. The difficulty is just high enough to keep you constantly interested throughout its short playthrough, but low enough to keep you moving along briskly, with clearly identified spots for player interaction - contrary to most other point-and-click adventure games. Where the game falters is with the protagonist’s perplexing characterization, at once comical and tragic, but also with its needlessly convoluted storyline, which involves both a threatened rebel scheme in a war-torn galaxy and some sort of weird time-travel gimmick. Honestly, the whole thing is no more compelling than some sci-fi serial from the 1950s, which is quite disappointing considering the thoroughly attractive universe that One Wing Cicada have built for themselves here. Expand
  2. Mar 25, 2021
    2
    The description of the game takes a swipe at obtuse puzzles from old school adventure games and it then proceeds to make the worst puzzles ofThe description of the game takes a swipe at obtuse puzzles from old school adventure games and it then proceeds to make the worst puzzles of any game I've ever played. If you're able to figure out what supposed to be done, good luck actually doing it. Making matters worse are the tiny keys to type with. Then the big innovation is to make said tiny keys hard to read. The puzzles that aren't impossible to figure out, aren't fun or inventive.
    The story was somewhat interesting, but I found myself quickly skipping through most of the dialogue - which was way to long and popped up when I was just trying to soldier through another irritating puzzle.
    I loved all the old Sierra quest games (bring them to the switch!) and was really hoping for some of that nostalgia with a modern twist. I was sorely disappointed.
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