Machinarium PSN Review

Machinarium is a point and click adventure from 2009 that really streamlines the whole point and click to a fault. You can really just click on 1 thing amongst a pile of junk. So I end up just clicking systematically with no thought. Other point and click adventures would have dialogs that would punish you (by wasting your time with a dialog) for incorrect clicks. Get an item? Then use the item and just click on everything on screen until you get it right. Its very mindless. The cursor will also change to highlight to whatever interaction you can do. To top it off, the game gives you hint bubbles that help a lot and you can even use one extra hint.

On the plus side, it has some great hand drawn artwork with soothing background music. But really, I play games to be entertained. This seems like busy work. While there is charm to it, I don’t find it rewarding or fun to click on things to help a little robot go through a junk yard. If this is your sort of thing, then its free on Playstation Plus.

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