Set in Wild West, FESTER MUDD: CURSE OF THE GOLD is a three-part comic saga of exploration, reunion, and redemption…and a love letter to the classic adventure games of the 90s!
Roused from a life of sloth to reunite with his long-lost brother in search of unimaginable riches, reluctant hero Fester Mudd somehow manages to be intrepid but cowardly, ambitious yet lazy, dimwitted but brilliant.
In Episode 1, Fester hits the trail to join his brother, Bud, in the downtrodden town of Loamsmouth. But when Bud is found to have mysteriously vanished, Fester realizes that the journey will be far longer and more treacherous than he bargained for…and he must enlist the aid of an experienced gunslinger to help him make his way through Indian territory to track down both his missing brother and the gold that awaits them both!
But gunslingers don’t come cheap…and Fester must find a way to convince him to join him on the perilous quest.
This Episode sees Fester exploring Loamsmouth and surrounding territories. Along the way, he’ll meet and deal with an assortment of Old West roughnecks, flim-flammers, and other larger-than-life characters…and give adventure game fans a huge blast from the past!
I consider myself an experienced adventure gamer (the first one I played was Maniac Mansion around 1990) and this game feels just like the good old AGs from that time. This is good and bad at the same time. The good points: Character design Logical puzzles Good gags The bad points: It may be retro but it should have voices (like Resonance). Too short for the money it costs (even for an episodic release). No double click shortcut (yes I am an impatient kind of guy). Overall it's a good game, a little short thought, more like a demo. I'll look forward for the next episodes anyway.
This one was an interesting one. I'm usually more of a mainstream player and play more FPS than anything else. My friend bought this for me as a whim and I didn't really though about all that much about it. A while later I tried and installed it just to try it out. Truthfully I enjoyed this game more than I should. At least a few hours a week is spent on this special game and you should really try it out even though it might not look like your type of indie.
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