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Daedalic Releases Goodbye Deponia On Linux

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Daedalic Entertainment have released the third and final standalone part of the Deponia Trilogy which have seen Linux releases over the last few months. This is not to be confused with Deponia: The Complete Journey which was released back in July for Linux and is essentially the three games bundled together in one game with a few extra goodies.

Though this isn’t terribly exciting news in and of itself since we have had the complete trilogy available for some time now, it is good news for owners of the standalone games wishing to re-play them on Linux and also perhaps a sign of more to come.

I played the three standalone games through Wine (something which I no longer do nowadays) and found them to be some of the best adventure games I have ever played. At the same time, I have to say that if you are looking to play the Deponia trilogy and do not own any of them, I would recommend getting The Complete Journey since you would save yourself a bit of money and the games are much better played as a trilogy.

Hopefully Daedalic will continue their steady porting of games - particularly The Dark Eye games which I found to be on par with Deponia - and since most of their library is available on Mac this does seem plausible. As a publisher on Linux they currently have Journey Of A Roach and Munin available and there are signs that Randal’s Monday is soon to receive a Linux port. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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flesk 18 November 2014 at 11:51 pm UTC
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The Deponia games are prime examples of great puzzle design in modern games, though I'm not too fond of the stories. The end felt a whole lot more satisfying than that of The Whispered World though. Will definitely give The Dark Eye games a shot when they're ported to Linux.

I didn't realize Munin was published by Daedalic until you pointed it out. I picked that one up in a sale because I thought it looked like a fairly interesting puzzle platformer. I only played a bit of it and found it a bit tedious, but I'll probably give it another shot once I've cleared some more games off my backlog.
Segata Sanshiro 19 November 2014 at 12:11 am UTC
QuoteThe Deponia games are prime examples of great puzzle design in modern games, though I'm not too fond of the stories. The end felt a whole lot more satisfying than that of The Whispered World though. Will definitely give The Dark Eye games a shot when they're ported to Linux.

I actually liked the stories a lot. I know a lot of people are critical, but I guess I just have odd tastes and I like dark humour and ironic vulgarity. People didn't like Rufus, but I loved him precisely because he was so easy to hate and the breaking of the fourth wall humour in making the player do horrible things worked well.

Dark Eye games are just a completely different style, much more serious and objectively have a better story (though I personally prefer Deponia). The first one was better than the second for me and think it's hugely underrated - very, very good game. I don't like the whole "multiple protagonists" thing in the second one, it's hard to like unless it's well pulled off and you get good character development for al of them (like with TBOUT).
DrMcCoy 19 November 2014 at 12:21 am UTC
Oh, neat. I have the first one on Steam and saw it popping up as Linux-supported months ago. But there was no depot behind it. I.e. it installed 0 bytes. But that's fixed, I see. It now installs.

Not that I'm all too interested in playing it. I heard a lot of bad things about the story.

I am, however, quite interested in the DSA / Dark Eye games, mainly because I've been roleplaying in that system and setting for...8? 9? years now.

I'd also like to see A New Beginning working on GNU/Linux.
Segata Sanshiro 19 November 2014 at 12:35 am UTC
QuoteI am, however, quite interested in the DSA / Dark Eye games, mainly because I've been roleplaying in that system and setting for...8? 9? years now.

Well I had no prior knowledge of it and still really enjoyed it so no doubt you would too. Unless it's not "true" to it or something, you'd have to ask around the community I guess to see if it was well received. It's certainly a lot more mature than Deponia.

QuoteI'd also like to see A New Beginning working on GNU/Linux.

Same here, it looks brilliant.
Avehicle7887 19 November 2014 at 1:25 am UTC
I would be really happy if they port Blackguards, I've been wanting that game on Linux since it was released. News such as this give me hope. *fingers crossed*
N4G170 19 November 2014 at 10:19 am UTC
Good news. Now I hope this update reaches the GOG version. Just bought the collection there.
dubigrasu 19 November 2014 at 2:36 pm UTC
So suppose I want to start the Deponia story, which one should I choose? (Deponia vs Complete)

I have all 4 of them and so far I can't tell any differences, except some minor extra options in the settings menu (and devs commentary) for the Complete version. Oh yeah, there is also some bonus content.
But are there any extra chapters, fixes etc, to choose the Complete version over the standalone ones?
Segata Sanshiro 19 November 2014 at 4:54 pm UTC
dubigrasuSo suppose I want to start the Deponia story, which one should I choose? (Deponia vs Complete)

I have all 4 of them and so far I can't tell any differences, except some minor extra options in the settings menu (and devs commentary) for the Complete version. Oh yeah, there is also some bonus content.
But are there any extra chapters, fixes etc, to choose the Complete version over the standalone ones?

Well if you have all 4 then I guess it's your call, I was just suggesting "complete" to people buying them for the first time. I haven't played through the complete one yet, but I think there's just a few little things (like a world map) which make the experience feel more cohesive. As a single game though maybe the complete one is more daunting given that the others are around 12 hours each so this should be 36 hours... If you don't want to play that all in one go and maybe just do one every couple of months, then playing them separately may be better. I guess there's no write or wrong answer, just depends on your preferences.
dubigrasu 19 November 2014 at 6:03 pm UTC
Segata Sanshiro...I think there's just a few little things (like a world map) which make the experience feel more cohesive. As a single game though maybe the complete one is more daunting given that the others are around 12 hours each so this should be 36 hours... If you don't want to play that all in one go and maybe just do one every couple of months, then playing them separately may be better. I guess there's no write or wrong answer, just depends on your preferences.

Thanks, I played some more on both version and I think I'll go with the complete version.
Cestarian 19 November 2014 at 8:25 pm UTC
Oh I tried to play it the other day; so NOW it works.
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