Nintendo Switch is an increasingly popular console among gamers, and the game Deponia is no exception. Developed by Daedalic Entertainment, this game was released in 2017 for the Nintendo Switch. It is a classic point and click adventure game that plays on themes of humour and surrealism. The player follows Rufus, an ambitious young male living in the junkyard of a planet called Deponia, and his quest to escape the planet with his love interest Goal. This review will discuss Deponia’s features and gameplay, its graphics, its soundtrack, its story, as well as overall enjoyment.
Features & Gameplay
Deponia offers players a variety of features and gameplay styles. Players can expect traditional point & click adventuring mechanics such as combining items to solve puzzles or talking to NPCs (non-player characters) to progress the story. In addition, there are mini-games scattered throughout the game that add complexity to some of the puzzles or even provide bonus points for extra challenge. What makes Deponia so unique however are some of its more eccentric elements such as making your own paint bombs in a local Rufusesque version of a paint factory or stopping time with special glasses from Sonja’s clock shop.
The difficulty level in Deponia is subjectively high but can be mitigated by players who prefer less challenging experiences due to there being multiple checkpoints throughout each level. This allows players to make more mistakes without worrying about starting over from scratch every time they encounter something novel. The game also does not have very demanding controls which prevent it from becoming too frustrating for those unfamiliar with it.
The graphics utilized in Deponia are relative simple but effective at portraying its vibrant world without taking away from any other aspects due to the console’s limited technical capabilities. It