Jazzpunk is a comedy adventure set in an alternate reality Cold War World, plagued with corporate espionage, CyberCrime, and sentient martinis. Gameplay is inspired by spoof comedy films and cartoons of yesteryear, with a focus on weird gadgets, exotic locales, and open-world style exploration.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Processor 2 GHz (Dual Core), 2 GB RAM, Directx 9.0c-compatible 3D graphics card with 512 MB VRAM, 2 GB HDD, DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card, mouse, keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7.0 or later.Processor: 2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo. Memory: 2 GB RAM. Graphics: 512 MB of video memory Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled. Patched to version 7
Posted on 2014-02-07 19:49:46 bymaximemeretrax:
Personally, I'm OK with spending decent amounts of money on short games. Some of my favorite games from last year are Papers, Please, Gone Home, and Stanley Parable: which all are rather short experiences for your money.
So too with Jazzpunk! It's a very, very, VERY funny game with a lot of rewarding for exploration, but certainly not a long game. If you don't want to spend $15, then DEFINITELY get it for $5. It's well worth your money.
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Posted on 2014-02-08 07:15:22 bysnortercle:
JazzPunk is a worthwhile distraction with an amazing art-style, but not what most people, myself included, would call a game. If you are apposed to the various "interactive stories" such as The Stanley Parable, then you'll want to avoid this.
JazzPunk is a spoof of various comedy films and the missions you go on are in a variety of areas, ranging from hotels of villainous criminalsread more to the streets of Japan. Throughout your adventure you'll encounter various detailed areas that feature a variety of jokes, secrets and mini-games; all of which make up the JazzPunk experience. While it is a purely exploration based experience, the mini game segments that are there are mainly "Capture this many amusing objects" or "Hit this amusing object with that" and aren't always needed to advance the plot, but they're there.
The story can last upto about 3 hours, and unless you check every corner of the maps for various amusing dialogue, funny interactions or minigames then it won't take you that long. But in all honesty, I knew what I was getting into and wouldn't want this to be several hours, as it'd get mundane and stale. JazzPunk comes in, makes its performance and then jumps off stage before overstaying it's welcome.
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Posted on 2014-02-08 10:03:38 byfronzelneekburm:
If you enjoyed Kihachi Okamoto‘s brilliant 1967 spy spoof „Age Of Assassins“, chances are you‘ll enjoy this game. Unfortunately, since that film was never released outside of Japan, chances are approx. 52.000.000:1 that you don‘t know what I‘m talking about.
„Jazzpunk" has you explore lovingly crafted retro-cyberpunkish environments whileread more doing typical spy stuff, like stealing keycards or switching suitcases while in drag. Side quests include going to the cinema, feeding Koi or DJing at the big baddie‘s apartment. You‘ll also find a number of FPS minigames - wreak havoc as a cat, turn matrimony into a matter of life and death in the aptly titled „Wedding Qake“ and punch Japanese cars into oblivion in an excellent first person rendition of the ever-popular „Street Fighter II“ bonus stage. Film and video game geeks rejoice! - „Jazzpunk" has class about the things it parodies, so you likely won‘t find any references to lame and obscure memes. On the downside, this game is short. It falls nicely inbetween the „Modern Warfare“ type of short and the „Slender - The Arrival“ kind of short, which rounds up to about 2-3 hours of gameplay. But don‘t let that deter you, „Jazzpunk“ is such a singularly fun experience, with style to burn and tons of oddball humor, you‘ll want to start right over again and show it to all your friends and then play some more.
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