In Deponia on Nintendo Switch, the world has degenerated into a vast garbage dump, in which the crotchety Rufus ekes out his sorry existence. He is part of the lowest social class, doomed to live his life in literal mountains of trash. He hopes for an opportunity to get into the world of the rich, who live in a floating city high above the clouds.
Fate seems to smile on the snotty good-for-nothing when one day the attractive lady named Goal from the higher sector plummets into one of the trash heaps. Rufus decides to help the young woman out by taking her back to her husband. When he notices that Goal’s husband is a dead ringer for himself, he hatches a diabolical scheme to gain access to the upper world. However, things don’t work out quite as planned, since he has feelings for the beauty which limits his usual unscrupulousness.
Deponia Nintendo Switch Trailer
The look of the game is what struck me first about the game. It’s bold hand-drawn animations look fantastic, especially when docked. There’s an overall beauty to the game, and you become invested into the characters and what happens to them.
Though this game does suffer from Monkey Island disease. By that, I mean that it tried to make every line a joke. This means that there is more of a chance that the more often then not, jokes will fail.
I did find myself groaning a lot playing through this game. Looking past the jokes, you will find puzzles and interactions which are plentiful and fun.
The dialogue and interactions between the characters will keep you invested between puzzles. The puzzles themselves are difficult and sometimes so simple to solve you’ll wonder why you never figured it out.
Overall, Deponia is a great example of point-and-click games. It offers humour, even if at times it can be too much in places. You can also have fun with the puzzles and meeting other people in the game. Finally, please check out our gaming reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.