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Deponia (Windows)

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Description

The world of Deponia is a grim one: the people's home is a huge garbage dump. In the clouds flies the city Elysium, which is considered the only place where one can escape those harsh living conditions. But of course there is no way up - however, the egocentric inventor Rufus, the hero of the game, tries all he can to get there...

This is a traditional point & click adventure in which the player needs to solve puzzle chains in order to achieve the chapter's big goal. The puzzle range from inventory puzzles (combining found items in the inventory or with items in the game world), dialogue puzzles and logic puzzles like setting railway switches. The latter are isolated from the regular game environment and can be mostly skipped. Of course it also offers the usual hot spot help which shows all interactive items on the screen. Besides the puzzle solving, one of the most important aspects of the game are the characters and their development over the course of the game.

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Deponia Windows Dialogue options
Deponia Windows What could possibly go wrong?
Deponia Windows Our hero in his room
Deponia Windows This is Goal, unconscious

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The Press Says

GameRadio Jan 26, 2012 93 out of 100 93
spieletipps Jan 24, 2012 91 out of 100 91
Onlinewelten.de Jan 27, 2012 90 out of 100 90
AreaGames Jan 27, 2012 9 out of 10 90
GameStar (Germany) Jan 20, 2012 88 out of 100 88
Looki Jan 25, 2012 87 out of 100 87
PC Games (Germany) Jan 26, 2012 84 out of 100 84
DemoNews.de Jan 24, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Level Aug 21, 2012 7.2 out of 10 72
Indius Sep 22, 2012 13 out of 20 65

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Patrick Bregger (110515) added Deponia (Windows) on Aug 27, 2012
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