City of Fools
I'm surprised this game gets such rave reviews. It's original but dumb. Basically you just wander around the city fethching items that have nothing to do with the storyline.
August 18, 2012
Don't be fooled by "City of Fools"...
I bought this game based on all the glowing reviews here, but I made a mistake. Really, it was my fault for not trying it out first, but I've never been so let down by the reviews before.
This game felt extremely disorganized. It made me want to tear my hair out. I couldn't get past the first fifteen minutes, let alone finish it. I hated the bulky cursor, which I couldn't even get rid of in the options menu. I found the sounds, especially the buzzy "talking" noise, intensely grating. The look of the characters was quite unpleasant. The graphics were nothing special. Lastly, the English was not particularly good -- there were many spelling and grammar problems, some of them bad enough that things were unclear.
I usually play games to relax, and this was very much not a relaxing experience. Obviously, many others enjoyed this game, and it's possible that you would, as well. Still, I *strongly* recommend that you play the demo first. This game is definitely not for everyone.
November 4, 2012
Dumbest game ever
I gave up quickly on this one. It is hard to navigate and before I could complete more that one task I was being told to take a shower yet there wasn't any instructions on how to do that. I looked everywhere and tried to get into the locker room (a logical place for a shower) but couldn't find it. I didn't even finish my free trial.
October 22, 2012
Waste of money
I don't know how there is so many positive reviews of this game. It looks like it was developed decades ago, the game play is too simplistic, and above all, it's incredibly boring. I kept playing for a few hours thinking it would get better, but I can't do it any more. Play the free demo before you buy it! I can't believe I wasted money on this.
November 23, 2012
Nobody loves a fool
This was by far one of the worst games I have ever tried. I couldn't even get thru 1st level and the help feature was no help whatsoever. Extremely confusing and literally impossible to progress without constantly going back to the walkthrough for much needed help.
February 9, 2013
I usually love these types of games, but it was too open ended and I didn't want to spend time going around a city for what? Not too sure!
January 1, 2013
Not fun at all!
I demoed this game when it was offered on one of those weekly specials and I never even finished the free trial. Judging by all the glowing reviews, I was really prepared to go on a joy ride with this one but it just fell flat. I couldn't stand the buzzing kind of mumbling that passed for speech, and the oddly rendered features of the characters made me wince to look at them. I wouldn't have minded having to take notes as to where to go and what to do, as that's what an adventure game is supposed to be, but I just couldn't stomach the characters I met during the trial and I had to delete it. I was really disappointed because I like UFO themes and I wanted to know what the story was, but I guess it's not to be. If you want to play a game with a fool in it, play "The Fool" instead. You don't need a whole city full.
October 12, 2012
If digging in the garbage and hanging out in the bathroom talking to people in the toilet is your idea of fun, then this is the game for you.
May 7, 2014
omg what did people see in this game??
This has to be one of the worst, stupidest games on the planet. I tried to play the trial but it absolutely made no sense whatsoever. I for one have no patience for this kind of garbage, I couldn't find anything nice to say about it other than there are so many good games out there, and I totally couldn't waste my time on this one. Please try before you buy. I have no clue how it got all those glowing reviews???
January 9, 2014
Don't Be Fooled
I purchased this game thinking it would be great based on the reviews. Wow - what a waste of money. I played it all the way through because I purchased it but it was rather horrible. Very disjointed play, repeating the same process over and over to make money and get items needed and aimlessly wandering around the city. The worst part is that the hints are wrong about 50% of the time directing you to the wrong areas of the game for things. Grammatical errors everywhere. For instance, "Return to where you quitted." Really??? The abundant potty humor - JUST AWFUL!!! Then the ending just made me even more disgusted that I purchased the game.
February 20, 2014