Cyanide and Unhappiness: An Overview of Cyanide & Happiness – Freakpocalypse (Episode 1)

In a web comic Cyanide & Happiness over the 16 years of its existence, a large army of fans has gathered, which gladly buys assorted merchandise and consumes an animated series that is significantly inferior in humor. Unsurprisingly, the authors decided to go further and create a successful game, but the first run with a battle royale Rapture Rejects turned out to be a complete failure. Second try with Kickstarterclearly inspired by South Parkis already battling on the Point ‘n Click-style adventure field, inviting players to experience the harsh life of a high school student named Coop.

The protagonist lives with his grandmother, who produces porn for a nursing home, he is surrounded by hooligans and losers, and the school resembles films from the 90s about the harsh life in Harlem. All of these fragments of life are filled with unsuited and useless content, most of which you may not even notice while playing the game.

Assuming, apparently, that the players are crazy about a lot of details, the authors from Skeleton Crew Studios provided the hero with three possibilities of interaction with the outside world. He can not only combine items in the inventory, but also inspect the area, talk and take many small objects into his backpack, some of which may be useful for the development of the plot. Naturally, on each screen, and there are several dozen of them in the game, there are hundreds of active points for interaction.

There are a lot of items in Cyanide & Happiness – Freakpocalypse, and the authors explain this abundance by the non-linearity of the gameplay. You can distract the secretary or get an important pencil for the plot in completely different ways, which should give freedom of expression. In the first case, you can re-glue the food or get two guys to kiss. But this does not make it easier for the player. Enumerating options takes time, some tasks are devoid of logic, and certain objects require interaction several times – this is the subtle humor of the game. At the same time, the state of dialogues and sketches can be described as a set of junk jokes that are understandable only to readers of the original comic book or people from the very distant past. What is just a parody of a package from the film “Beauty more American” from Kevin Spacey, which everyone has long forgotten about. All other sketches and sharp dives in dialogues follow a similar route.

Side quests to find love for a girl crying in the toilet, markers for a drug addict and other predictable trash do not cause much enthusiasm, and the save system does not allow you to return after completing the main plot and complete missed or postponed missions.

Cyanide & Happiness draws out a little – Freakpocalypse is only cute graphics and the ability to dress the main character in clothes found in different spaces of the vast world. But this quickly becomes boring, as pixel hunting simply destroys all exposure and mood.

Cyanide and Unhappiness: An Overview of Cyanide & Happiness - Freakpocalypse (Episode 1)

Cyanide and Unhappiness: An Overview of Cyanide & Happiness - Freakpocalypse (Episode 1)

Cyanide and Unhappiness: An Overview of Cyanide & Happiness - Freakpocalypse (Episode 1)

Cyanide and Unhappiness: An Overview of Cyanide & Happiness - Freakpocalypse (Episode 1)

Cyanide and Unhappiness: An Overview of Cyanide & Happiness - Freakpocalypse (Episode 1)

Cyanide and Unhappiness: An Overview of Cyanide & Happiness - Freakpocalypse (Episode 1)

Cyanide and Unhappiness: An Overview of Cyanide & Happiness - Freakpocalypse (Episode 1)

Cyanide and Unhappiness: An Overview of Cyanide & Happiness - Freakpocalypse (Episode 1)

Cyanide and Unhappiness: An Overview of Cyanide & Happiness - Freakpocalypse (Episode 1)

Cyanide & Happiness – Freakpocalypse is the story of a classic loser with a sweet girlfriend living in a world with freaks, perverts and scary bullies around the corner. Something cheerful and unusual could have been made of this banal plot, but the authors preferred to go into the harsh world of unfunny toilet humor, their own memories and a monstrous variety of interactive objects. And although the first episode ends with an interesting cliffhanger, I really don’t want to wait a couple of years before the second is released. Moreover, without a chance to see the translation of kilometers of dialogues into Worldn.

Cyanide and Unhappiness: An Overview of Cyanide & Happiness - Freakpocalypse (Episode 1)

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