I downloaded the demo for this game
without having heard a thing about it, and boy oh boy, I bought the game as soon as the demo expired. I was sucked right in with the cardboard cut-out style graphics and the over dramatised humour. Its such a fun and simple game with an easy to follow storyline, accompanied with a quest log to give you me hints on the rare times I got stuck. It also allows you to pick it up at any time from where you left off without having to rack your brain to remember what you're supposed to be doing. The only real problem I've had with it is the inventory system. Its great how it shows you your current highest damage weapon or best armor, but it quickly gets filled up with random items you'll never use and while each weapon can have different magical properties, theres only a couple places in the game where it really matters. The dialog is fun to read without having to exhaust every response and is accompanied by some well delivered voice acting. While I haven't played the local multiplayer mode yet, I do wish it did have an online mode so I could DeathSpank it up with my friends. A definate pickup if you're looking for a casual romp with a simple and fun game. Awesome sauce Hothead Games
, awesome sauce.James:
I LOVE the art style and the cutscenes, and how this game pokes gentle fun at the usual RPG tropes. Personally the inventory system is doing my head in a bit, but I think I'll stick with it, simply because of the silly fun I'm having. Content-wise and in terms of polish this game really raises the bar for download games, which are just getting better and better! Dimitrios:
Although lately i haven't been playing as much as i want to, i'm glad i tried this game. It's fun, easy to pick up and, though not a high profile game, very nice to look at. The seriousness of the main Deathspank's voice combined with his sometimes absurd comments is a recipe for laughter. The auto-select armor system is very helpful. Wish there was a similar setting for weapons so that the questing is less interrupted by browsing the inventory. Althought most of the quests are of the type go fetch this item, there is a lot of variety into the quest descriptions and some of them need a bit of extra thinking to do in order to complete them. Of course there are tips, in the form of chinese fortune cookies, that can be used to help you with the quests. Deathspank is a really good and polished game and a nice addition to my library.