Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in the Hotel Lisbon
This was generously donated to the BBBBoB giveaway by SalarShushan (thanks again!), I was lucky enough to win it this weekend. I enjoyed it a lot.
The translation is not perfect and there are quite a few spelling errors, but I was already prepared for that and as a non-native speaker I didn't think it was that bad either, once I accepted that it's a little rough around the edges. And I didn't think it was laugh-out-loud funny, but still somewhat amusing in its wackiness and with its cast of characters, maybe similar to how I enjoy Strong Bad even though I can't say it's really my type of humor. As silly as they are, the characters just work in their own quirky way and managed to hold my interest in them, and just like the thing with the translation, once you accept everything for what is, with all its flaws, it develops it own charm, in this case a very old-fashioned charm, matching the retro graphics, and also with an individual Portuguese note. I liked that.
What added a lot to this charm were the great authentic soundtrack, played with real instruments (as far as I can tell) and the characteristic comic book style (you could even imagine that this was an actual Portuguese comic book series from the late 80's, early 90's). I was also pleased that I (almost) didn't need to consult a walkthrough to play through this point-and-click adventure, which is very rare nowadays. Only in the last, optional part where there was some tough pixel-hunting involved, I had to look for help online. This was definitely time well spent, and who knows, if I'm in the mood to revisit it one day, it might also be useful for improving my Portuguese. :)
Post edited January 27, 2015 by Leroux