City of Fools
Unable to solve all quests and better map would have been nice
This game is definitely different and kept my attention for a good while. However, once I had the ability to reach the airport I did. Well I didn't realize it but that was the end of the game essentially. There were several tasks that I still needed to complete but was unable to. It would've been nice to be aware that once you went over to the island there was no turning back.
This ability to not complete tasks also seems to be what causes the walkthrough to not be as thorough as it should be. Many areas are not included in the walkthrough so anyone needing certain help may not get it.
Finally, with all of the various tasks to complete, it would've been nice to include which house number went with which task. A lot of comments I saw regarding help involved not remembering which house to go to for whatever they wanted to do.
Overall a good game and definitely keeps your attention but just wish had the ability to have done more and not wander aimlessly trying to remember which house needed to visit next.
June 28, 2012
Cute, But Tedious.
The fun factor lost points for me because all the speech is a bunch of mumbling, you have to read what they're saying and the encircled lips...ewwww. Visual was really nice and crisp and detailed, but that mumbling speech brought it down for me. Also, I found all the running back and forth so tedious it took the fun factor right out of it for me. The story line is cute and a bit different, but not enough to keep me hanging around. I'm glad the other reviewers got so much out of it, but this just seemed very hodge-podged ...sorry.
June 28, 2012
Kind of boring
If you like to play fetch it's a good game, but there was a lack of real dialogue or opportunities to use strategy. Also, this is minor, but the frequency of editing errors made it seem unpolished.
July 5, 2012
What just happened???
I really wanted to give this game 5 stars. when I fist started playing I was excited. It was different, fun, great graphics, funny people and good music. Moving around the town was difficult, and the back and forth to find items became tedious. (SPOILER) I became disenchanted with the multiple scenes containing poo. It seemed to become a bit juvenile. I was very disappointed with the ending, I was just sitting at the keyboard thinking ..That's it? What just happened... I never did finish all the tasks.
July 8, 2012
Found Sound Irritating
I did not finish the 60 minute trial as I found the sound irritating, both the background music and the "talk." You basically run around a large map with no real direction and figure it out as you go. I usually like the challenge of these types of adventures, especially one that is so off the main track but I couldn't get into this one.
December 2, 2012
a little repetitive and a lil tedious. wish there was more to do
October 3, 2012
decent game, bad ending
You are sent on what seems to be never ending missions.It is essentially an effort to raise enough money in order to buy a plane ticket to see the mayor. After going through all these tasks you would think they could've put a little more thought into what happens once you get there and the ending in general. Disappointing!
July 28, 2013
Alright, but you need a pen and paper
An alright game, with alright graphics, dull music, purile humor (e.g getting covered in "plop" by accident) and disappointing ending.
If you play this game, a tip from another review: Have a piece of paper and pen at the ready. Also read the tutorial before you start.
You're in a village (that is a pain to navigate around - hint: use the flag to help you), and need to go into the houses and shops (to find quests and buy objects), then go back to relevant house with object(s) found or bought, to earn money in order to buy the plane ticket you need to get to the island where the Mayor is holed up. (Not a spoiler, as this is the specified point of game).
Overall I'd give it a 3, but there were things which really bugged me:
1)Navigation and directional movement is not intuitive,
2) Game freeze - Getting into the notebook of quests gets slower as you get further in the game
3) End game part for me made the game crash out and then come back to the main menu - so I had not realised I had competed it (and ended up playing for another 3 hours the other quests thinking I had missed something to complete it properly)... It made me unhappy when I looked up the ending on you-tube and realised I'd reached that point, and that the whole ending was uncreative.
If you have a spare credit and want something a bit different with toilet humor, and requirement to use pen and paper notes - feel free. I won't be playing any other games that are compared to this one in any reviews.
July 1, 2012
Definitely for a niche market
I like the concept of a game that allows you to decide where to go, without any fixed progression, but the execution here is lacking. There is a set-up -- you're trying to find the mayor to interview him -- but you can take it in any direction you like, so it's not really a storyline. It is built with a quirky sense of humor, but if it's not one you share, you'll feel as lost as I did. For instance, you are told to feed a baby to stop it crying, but milk won't work. There are no clues as to what will work. You need to buy a razor, but the drugstore doesn't have any. There are no clues as to what shop might sell them. That's about where I gave up, as I realized that I was just missing the joke. It says it's for "adults," but as far as I could tell, it's for teenaged boys who enjoy bathroom humor.
May 19, 2013
Not all it's cracked up to be. Folks here seem to really like this game but to me it was frustrating. It seemed like it wasn't thoroughly thought out (many missed opportunities for an engaging story line, characters you actually WANT to interact with, and/or challenging puzzles) and the lack of real voice overs was really annoying (if you don't have the budget for voice actors, use text... don't replace it with a buzzing/warbling sound instead!). But don't take my word for it, try the demo. If you can see past these flaws you may enjoy the game. Color me unimpressed.
September 15, 2012