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October 28th, 2010, 23:09
IGN is impressed with the PC version of Deathspank, awarding a score of 8.5/10 in their review:
When I was done marveling at the visuals, the dialogue took center stage as it is extremely amusing. Humor is definitely DeathSpank's crown jewel. If you've ever wondered whether or not chickens have lips or what occupation a retired World of Warcraft character would have, then look no further. The dialogue menu is similar to Monkey Island your list of conversation options shows up on the bottom half of the screen and you pick what your hero will say. It's fun to choose bizarre dialogue paths and see where they go in this game.

Still, I was slightly letdown by the side missions. Dubbed "Unimportant Things I Need to Do," they seemed appropriately named. Because Monkey Island is known for its puzzles as well as its humor, I was expecting more puzzle-centric quests. However a vast majority of the "Unimportant Things" followed the same formula as the main missions — fetching ingredients and items or happily slaying monsters on behalf of other people. Granted, this is what most RPG's deliver, but I was expecting a bit more given the developer's background. Quest givers can hand out task after task, which can get extremely tedious. Still, I completed every mission (both side and main) in around eight hours, so there are plenty of tasks to finish.
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October 28th, 2010, 23:09
Deathspank was the most uninspired game I've played in a long time. It's kinda fun to run around with a friend and mindlessly slash at things but it is nothing like MI, if you discount the silly humour.

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October 29th, 2010, 08:08
I'd like to give this game a try. Is there anyway to buy it other than Steam? Is there a direct download available somewhere?
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October 29th, 2010, 09:14
It seems to me it's a Steam only release.

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October 29th, 2010, 09:27
8.5 seems pretty high for what I heard about this game. Never played it and probably never will so I can't fairly judge. I just know that the reveiws I read weren't that positive about it.

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October 29th, 2010, 10:16
Originally Posted by pibbur View Post
It seems to me it's a Steam only release.
Everything I've read suggests the same, which isn't too uncommon now. I believe the "port" of The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom also is a Steam-exclusive release.
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October 29th, 2010, 13:03
I love this type of ARPG's {hack n slash} , the art style is what makes this game stand out. Im gonna pick this up when they release Thongs Of Virtue on PC and have a Deathromp. Very pleased this is available on PC.
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October 31st, 2010, 12:51
humor is something I never 'got' in PC games, probably because English is not my native language, so many of the jokes that are based on pronunciation or wordplay just go whoosh over my head. I remember when I played the Monkey Islands they were just ok games to me, but my friend was like 'DUDE! This is the best adventure game ever, it's so hilarious!'.
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