Machinarium is our first full-length adventure game in which players take on the role of a robot who has been exiled to the scrap heap. You must use logic, collect important items, and solve environmental puzzles to get the robot back into the city of Machinarium so he can rescue his robot girlfriend, save the head of the city, and defeat the bad guys from the Black Cap Brotherhood.
Machinarium is a prime example of why point ‘n’ click adventure games are not dead. It was created by people who clearly love the genre with aim to deliver a top-notch entertainment for all those gamers who really miss the magical world of adventure games. And boy did the developers deliver! Every element--even the smallest ones--are crafted with exceptional care and polish by people who clearly knew what they were doing and loved it. This level of detail is hard to find in most modern games that seem to be mass produced, so it is a very refreshing feeling to see a title that is made with such care and passion.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE 10+ with Comic Mischief, Use of Tobacco. PEGI Rating: 7+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows® XP / Vista® / Windows® 7, 1.8 GHz Processor, 768 pixels minimum vertical resolution, 1 GB RAM, 380GB HDD.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core Duo 1.66GHz+, Memory: 1GB of RAM, Graphics: 64MB of video memory Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Posted on 2012-03-27 05:12:38 bydarthcircuit:
I love every aspect of this game. It combines great art, storytelling, and music. The characters do not speak, but so much is said. It's point and click adventuring at it's finest.
The only frustrating part is that it was made in Flash, so sometimes the clicks aren't recognized. Other than that, it has great puzzles that will keep you guessing, and a fantastic atmosphere to boot.
Ifread more you get too stuck, there is a complete walk through built into the game. It requires a bit of effort on your part to access, so as to discourage constant use.
All in all, a wonderfully crafted game. I would buy it again, but I already have it on Steam.
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Posted on 2012-03-27 05:16:41 bySydius:
Machinarium is a true adventure game. If you liked Mist, Monkey Island, and the other old games from this genre you will love machinarium. And of course, you stop reading and start counting the days until it's release.
For the others: there are people who say adventure games are dead. For them, Machinarium will show that it isn't true.
In the game you control a robot (in a robotread more civilisation) who has no (or just a few) memory about it's past and begin a journey to reveal it. You will make friends, make enemies and solve (awesome) puzzles. At the end of your jorney you will find out... Oh, that would be spoiler. Play the game!
The world is rich in adventure, fun and sadness. The animation and the graphics are beautiful. I don't know what it will cost, but i will buy it. You should too.
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Posted on 2012-03-29 07:15:48 byjohkra:
I pre-ordered this game when it was first released and can only recommend the game.
The graphics are beautiful, the music lovable and the puzzles are (with very few exceptions) logical. Should you be stuck, you can use the integrated help to get some pointers in the right direction - but only after playing a mini-game, so there's no temptation to look before trying to solve a puzzle.
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