|Good, but not as good to be sold as a commercial game...||Depth Lord (945)|
|Acting||The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting).||3.0|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)||3.0|
|Graphics||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines||2.8|
|Personal Slant||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes||3.4|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||2.8|
|Story / Presentation||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed||3.2|
|Overall MobyScore (12 votes)||3.0|
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Overall, this game is fantastic with absolutely no flaws that I can see. I predict you are going to enjoy this game entirely. I give it a straight 5 out of 5, and I believe you will find it just as good as well.
Velmi se mi také líbilo celkové zpracování. Grafika sice není nějak extra super zpracovaná, ale je vtipná a dobře sedí k celkovému pojetí. Adventures of Fatman je prostě kousek do nepohody a jsem skutečně rád, že jsem ho měl možnost recenzovat. V případě jakéhokoliv problému stačí napsat opět do diskuze a já se vám pokusím poradit. Nyní bych už jen rád udělil hodnocení. Po delším zvážení jsem titulu uložil pěkných 86%.
I really enjoyed the game. It was fun, relaxing, and very challenging. I know it sounds odd to equate a very challenging game with relaxation. Well, wandering about in endless dark corridors looking for minuscule hot spots may be challenging, but it's certainly not relaxing to me…. On the other hand, figuring out a solution to a problem based upon logic in a bright, colorful environment while directing an absurd-looking figure makes it all come together. That's Fatman.
Ale nakonec: to může všechny milovníky klasického point'n'click stylu adventur jen a jen těšit, protože Fatman je vtipný i dobře nadesignovaný. Logické hádanky jsou skutečně logické a dialogy dovedou zaujmout i pobavit. Na komerční hru to bylo bezesporu málo, na freewarovku až dost. Grafika je precizní, roztomilá a i když v nižším rozlišení, rozhodně je velice těžké na ní hledat cokoliv způsobilého ke kritice. Ozvučení je potom perfektní docela.
The game plays in mind-bending puzzle style where you are required to figure out what things need to be done to get past each point and move onto the next set of challenges. The graphics are very well done, even for as pixilated as they are on a large screen. Anyone who downloads this game will definitely enjoy it.
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks
In the last few years there has been an upsurge in the release of independently developed adventure games. Whether this has been the result of the commercial developers failing to meet the measure of a small but intensely devoted market or just something in the water, there is a increasing number of adventure gamers taking matters into their own hands. Thus Dark Fall, Harvest, Full Moon in San Francisco, Eye of the Kraken, Xiama, Magnetic, SerpentHead Revisited, Rhem, Alida ... and the list goes on. Every month now it seems a another new game is added to the list, another indie developer stands up to be counted. With the release of his first game, The Adventures of Fatman, Michael Doak of Socko! Entertainment joins the party.
A super comic-style adventure for the whole family with many funny details and allusions. Michael Doaks fine humor often leaves you smiling and is not exaggerated. Somehow it fits also, that I finished the game with 107 of 103 possible points! An adventure game that simply makes fun and which you really shouldn't miss, if you're not just an excluding fan of 1st-person graphic-stressed games. Approx. 14-15 hours you'll need to play it in the 'Hard' mode. I can only hope that Michael Doak will give us more adventures of Fatman or others.
It's a fun game, and especially fun if you lived through the 90s point-and-click game era. However, a little less direct homage and more embracing of some of gaming's more modern evolutions would go a long way to opening up Fatman to a wider audience.
The Adventures of Fatman is a third-person, point and click adventure independently developed by Michael Doak at Socko Entertainment. Although the graphics lack the 'polish' of more commercial releases they are eminently suitable for this style of game and work absolutely fine. Fatman (the game) isn't simply a parody of Batman despite the obvious similarities, it is more a homage to the absurdities that once inspired the genre. And despite his super hero status Fatman himself is a likeable character who has that vulnerable innocence (naivete) that is so endearing and contributes to the gentle humour. Speaking of which, the game doesn't try too hard to be funny and so it largely succeeds without descending into juvenile or toilet humour.
Probably one of the hardest things to attempt, and do well, in any genre is the parody. There is a fine line between good parody and your buddy who thinks he’s going to be the next Weird Al. Don’t believe me? Then think about this. For every Young Frankenstein or Austin Powers, there has also been a Dracula: Dead and Loving It and Silence of the Hams. And now there is Socko Entertainment’s The Adventures of Fatman. Guess which category it fits into?