From Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions, explore a vintage world inhabited by living Russian stacking dolls as you jump into more than 100 unique dolls and use their special abilities to solve a wide variety of puzzles & challenges. Play as Charlie Blackmore, the world’s tiniest Russian stacking doll, and embark on an adventure to rescue Charlie’s family from the nefarious industrialist known only as the “Baron.” This imaginative 3rd person puzzle adventure game will take you on a journey from a bustling Royal Train Station to a high-flying Zeppelin as you collect unique dolls and matched stacking sets to display in Charlie’s secret hideout, where you chronicle your adventures.
Continue the Stacking adventure with The Lost Hobo King DLC pack, included free in the PC version! In the Lost Hobo King, the first expansion for Stacking, you’ll once again assume the role of Charlie Blackmore, the world’s smallest Russian stacking doll. Charlie travels with his hobo friend Levi to the mysterious kingdom of Camelfoot, the mythical resting place of lost hobo king and his crown. Charlie must help Levi’s uncle, Rufus Ryken, reclaim his rightful throne by solving three tests of valor and reawakening the hobo blacksmiths of old. Only then can the crown be reforged, enabling Rufus to become king and unite the fractured hobo people under one sardine. The Lost Hobo King features a complete adventure with several new challenges, each with multiple solutions, an all new assortment of unique dolls with engaging abilities, and a new round of hi-jinks to discover and make trouble with. Only the worthy can reclaim the crown of Camelfoot!
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE 10+ with Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco. PEGI Rating: 7+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7, Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 at 2.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 512 MB GeForce 220, Radeon 4550, or Intel HD 3000 Graphics with DirectX 9.0c, 1.5 GB HDD, DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
Posted on 2012-11-27 07:11:35 by cosminm:
Gonna keep this short and sweet (just like the game).
-great graphics and design (1930's vibe)
-great sound effects
-a world you want to explore
-Tim Schafer & Double Fine
-full of charm
-The Lost Hobo King DLC
-great to play on a snowy evening cuddled up with your gf/bf enjoying a hot cup of tea
-not very lengthy
-puzzles are kinda easy
-gameplay mechanics tooread more simplistic for the hardcore gamer
Personal Note: If you like adventure games and like exploring a great miniature toy world, you should definitely buy it; if not, STILL BUY IT :D
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Posted on 2012-11-27 12:38:12 by wizardtypething:
Stacking is a fun little puzzle game from Double Fine with a unique and quite simply charming aesthetic. It's a neat little package, with humour and character oozing out over the edges.
That's the only thing, though, "little". It's not particularly challenging as a puzzle game, and even 100% completion is pretty easy going; but this isn't to say the puzzles aren't interestingread more and well-designed.
Basically, if you're looking for a challenge, Stacking may come up a little short; but it's worth it for the world, the characters and the attention to detail that's just...absolutely charming.
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Posted on 2012-11-27 15:03:00 by Necrotron:
This game is fantastic fun. It's a puzzle game about Russian dolls (Matryoshka) set in an industrial revolution era. Contains a fair amount of humor and an engrossing atmosphere.
While one solution to a problem is often really simple and straightforward, there is plenty of room for discovery if you want to discover every solution to complete each puzzle. There is a fair varietyread more of side quests and even a hint system hidden in the menu if you really get stumped on a puzzle.
The artwork is really what makes this game shine. It's very charming. Color me impressed. And the short cutscenes sprinkled throughout the game are generally quite entertaining and welcome.
All in all, this is a simple, charming, and beautiful game. Don't expect a very challenging puzzler (although there are a few more involved puzzles), or a game featuring amazing gameplay, but if you want an engrossing adventure and fantastic world to discover and explore, this is a wonderful place to spend a few hours at a time exploring.
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