Deponia on Switch Review

Posted May 6, 2019 by Jacqueline Juretus in Video Games

Developer: Daedalic Entertainment

Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment

Platforms: All, Reviewed on Switch

Release Date: August 7th, 2012 (original), April 24th, 2019 (switch)

Duration: 8 to 12 hours

Deponia is a point and click adventure following Rufus as a plan to get off the trashed planet Deponia to the rich floating city of Elysium gets him involved with an Elysian girl named Goal and the nefarious Organon. The world and its citizens are interesting and Rufus plays the underachieving yet loveable asshole character type. The story is littered with humor which hits more than it misses.

The port to the Switch system works well and looks great in both handheld and console modes. Controls take a bit of getting used to, but the tutorial is well fleshed out and skippable for any replays. The movement can be choppy and sometimes you have to be just in the right spot for an item to highlight, which can make things easy to overlook if you’re not careful. I did hit a moment towards the end where the game crashed, but luckily didn’t lose any progress as the game saves often.

Any other flaws are just those typical of the point and click genre. The ending felt a bit unsatisfying, but there are sequels. If you’ve played this game on another system and enjoyed it, you’re going to enjoy it on Switch. If you didn’t enjoy the game before, being on the Switch is unlikely to change that. The $39.99 price point is a bit steep as the game is not long and it’s much much cheaper on other platforms, so I would recommend picking it up on sale.

This is an enjoyable game overall and works nicely for a decent story on the go.


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