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Steam Challenge – The Journey Down: Chapter One

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This is part of my Steam Challenge Series (the full list is here).

Time played: 2 hours

A wonderfully executed, if short and sweet, point-and-click adventure game.

The voicework is very good, the puzzles are interesting and not too implausible, and the animations are nice and smooth, if a little slow for my tastes. The afro-carribean setting is really cool, with the art style being an excellent variation on the Grim Fandango aesthetic. I really liked the humour in it, too, especially the digs at the genre it manages to get in.

Story-wise, as I said it is very short, but this is only the first chapter of the series. Not much was revealed beyond some backstory for the protagonist, but chapter one ended with a very satisfying cliffhanger, and I am very much looking forward to playing chapter two.

One of the better point-and-clicks I have played. Bonus points for non-white-euro-centric setting and characters.

The Superjesus – Down Again

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