Posted on Monday, August 27th, 2012 by Uri Halevi
Deponia is a fast-paced comedy of errors and one of the most unusual love stories in gaming history. From Kuvaq, an improvised village built inside a giant trash heap, to the swimming black market and the dark corners of the elevated planetary railways, Deponia is brought to life with detailed hand-painted backgrounds in widescreen format and top-quality cartoon animation.
It’s a a simple point-and-click mission game, and I advice you to click on anything and everything, otherwise the game becomes a little lengthy and frustrating. Most objects can be fiddled with in some way by looking at them, picking them up, or combining them with other objects, which often results in a witty remarks from the game’s hero Rufus himself.
In this love story the hero, Rufus, is the ultimate underdog who aims high but always seems to fail miserably. The leading lady in the tale, Goal, is unobtainable and perfect but of course unaware of her beauty. You accompany Rufus in his humorous journey through Deponia, helping him find creative ways to accomplish small goals on his way to conquer Goal’s heart.
Small missions are the order of the day, and that includes anything as mundane as finding and cleaning your socks, but still you will needs your your wits to accomplish them. So flex your clicking finger and sharpen your mind, you have to help the course of destiny for two young “meant to be’s” waiting to meet. What are you waiting for? Go and play with destiny!