Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure is now available on PS4. Is it worth it on the big screen? Read our Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure review to find out!
Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure – Launch trailer
Back in December, Ceidz and Tracey reviewed Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure for the PS Vita, giving it a pretty good score! Eight months later, I’ve had the chance to try out the newly released PlayStation 4 version of the game, a point and click adventure packed with toilet humor, game overs and cookies. Lots and lots of cookies.
The story of Demetrios revolves around Bjorn, an antique shop owner who finds himself on a mission to recover was stolen from him, all while he maybe saves the world – but he doesn’t know about it. Bjorn is not your typical “I will save the world” hero, as you’ll quickly see that with all the “game overs” possibilities available in the game (a total of 68 game overs if you try everything you can do in the game).
But still, with your guidance and the help of cookies, you’ll progress through six chapters that surprisingly last around 10 hours. This adventure will take you all the way from France to Nogo (don’t try googling it, it doesn’t exist!), and Germany. I also mentioned cookies. While that might sound weird, cookies are what you can use to get hints should you become stuck. Each different scene in the game has three hidden, and they are all in places you wouldn’t expect to find a cookie, so you’ll have to thoroughly search every spot in each screen.
The level of difficulty of the different puzzles in the game, which sometimes requires you to talk to specific people, or combine and use items to advance the story, was just enough challenging to be enjoyable. And with the help of the aforementioned cookies, there are close to no risks of getting stuck, so you’ll be able to enjoy the story.
From the cutscenes between chapters, which are presented in a comic book style, to the maps and scenes that were all beautifully hand-drawn, the visuals of this game were quite impressive, and they have a little something that fits the “cynical” aspect of the game.
What’s fun about point and click games is that the focus is on the story, and Demetrios truly delivers in that aspect. You’re surrounded by mysteries from the very beginning up to the end, with some unexpected twists of events during your journey. To put it simply, I had a lot of fun playing this game!
The toilet humor was quite enjoyable for me, with just enough jokes (and body fluids) to be fun without going too far. Still, for people that don’t like that kind of humor, there is an option to tone it down, but if you choose to do so know that it will lock you out of some trophies, forcing you to do a second run if you want to get them all.
Speaking of trophies, this game has a nice selection of trophies to get on your road to the Platinum, from story related ones to some for collectibles and even some for mini-games, but nothing in there is too hard to keep you away from that shiny Platinum. And if you’re a trophy hunter like me and have the chance of owning a Vita, you’ll be pleased to know that the PS Vita version is included for free with your purchase of the PS4 version, and it even has a separate trophy list!
In the end, if you’re looking for a fun game to play and love point and click adventures, then you’ll be having a good time with Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure. It has a great story, some incredible visuals, and a lot of funny collectibles that you’ll want to find to see all the ways Bjorn can fail at his “mission”!
This Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Cowcat Games.