We all know the classic story of Hamlet, right? To be or not to be? Well, here’s an adventure game based on it. Meet Hamlet or the last game without MMORPG features, shaders and product placement.
Okay, I’m not typing that whole title again. Anyways, this isn’t your “typical” Hamlet – it’s an extremely twisted version of it. Hamlet was proceeding as normal, right up until some time traveler happened to land exactly where Hamlet was standing. Well, don’t worry – you still have to go save the girl and so on.
This Hamlet is a point-and-click adventure that twists a lot around. Hamlet’s friends end up wanting to kill you. There’s giant robots and laser beams. The story is… while loosely based on Hamlet… I don’t even know what the story is. It’s a thing, I’ll put it at that. It is definitely a thing.
The point-and-click adventure part is really straightforward. Some answers are so obvious that you won’t even think that they could possibly be the answer (I mean really? The password to a door was password). You won’t have to do any hunting between rooms, so you can at least be assured that you can’t have missed anything on a previous screen. Granted, it also has the effect that you’ll might feel pretty dumb when you realize what you were missing on that particular screen.
At some points in the game, you’ll need to do specifically timed things. At first they aren’t bad. At the end though… You’ll be struggling to get through. Not to mention they also become exceptionally hard to even notice because they are tiny AND going so fast. Needless to say, the final “boss” having this sort of thing? I wasn’t really happy.
So if you can get past the story (I still don’t know what to actually make of it) and the awful timing puzzles… Perhaps you can find something within Hamlet. Otherwise, I’d just go with sticking to my suggestion of avoiding this game with a 10-foot pole. Maybe even more. There are far better adventure games out there.
Hamlet or the last game without MMORPG features, shaders or product placement Review Score
Okay, NOW I’m never writing that title again…