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Yolita Dec 11, 2013 @ 3:38pm
Meta Score?
I want to buy this game but the meta score is comparatively a bit low.
Are there reasons for that?
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Papaya Dec 13, 2013 @ 11:15am 
I think it is because of the low replayability. Although the game is meant to be played multiple times with different characters, it gets pretty boring to replay the same levels all over again.
Only thing I would complain about.
Yolita Dec 13, 2013 @ 4:51pm 
okay thx :)
Nefrarya Dec 14, 2013 @ 11:32am 
I wouldn't say 'boring'.. How do I phrase it...? It drives you NUTS. Not just because for half of the game you have to replay the exact same areas (like at least 6 times) but you can't skip any of the dialogue. And you hear it again and again and again... Argh!!
A good deal of the puzzles is hard to impossible to figure out on your own and there are possibilities to get irretrievably stuck and ruin your whole current playthrough. The game doesn't allow for save games, it always saves when you exit so no retrace once you screwed up.

The game has a bunch of good points (story, voice acting, graphics, character mimics, humour, ...) and I'm probably overly tenacious in trying to get all the achievements, but I finished it just now and heard a massive sigh of relief from my partner who is very glad that my foul mood is going to be over now.

Don't buy this game if you are easily annoyed!!!
★☆☆☆☆ Dec 15, 2013 @ 7:29am 
People expected a fleshed out adventure puzzler but instead they got a puzzle-only game.
The story is just there in the background, a means to get the puzzles going.
That saying the puzzles are great, but more importantly they are "logical" so you never feel cheated out by the game.
The replayability isn't really the issue. The game provides you with puzzles/ you solve them and with any puzzles you'll remember the solution, it's really not something you can blame it for. What i could blame this game for is that its "public" puzzles (there are 7 "personal" specificly built around each character and a couple recurring "public" ones) do not accentuate the different skill each character has. So at some point it didn't matter which character you used to solve a problem.
I would say the main reason for its average metascore is people expected more content from the creator of Maniac Mansion. I feel for 14 euros the game delivers what's expected for that pricetag.
Shiver Dec 15, 2013 @ 8:30am 
I thought it has very good replayability. The puzzles don't get boring seeing as there are 7 characters, each with their own special level, and since you only get to use 3 characters per playthrough...each time you play, you're apt to to get something new. There are also common levels along with it that stay the same no matter what characters you play, but I didn't find them boring as once I completed it they were really quick to do in future times around. Not really enough time to get "bored". It mainly starts getting repetitive if you try to get EVERY ending for each character, but it's really not that bad. Any lack of story I don't care about, as the dark humor all throughout the game more than makes up for this. I honestly don't know why it has such a lowish meta score, but eh, if you like puzzles and dark humor it's a pretty nifty game especially for the price.
Last edited by Shiver; Dec 15, 2013 @ 8:32am
Elenoe Dec 26, 2013 @ 11:30am 
I don't know, it was good game. It's a puzzle game so I don't see coming back soon after I played every character twice, but it has nice graphics and I liked most of the stories. It's quite playful and interesting game. And for this price I would not hesitate :)
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