Dedalord Games once again put the "fun" in "freemium" with their latest game "Skiing Fred".
We gave Dedalord's eagerly awaited and excessively gory second game, Falling Fred, a hands-on whirl and write-up last week, so I'll do my best to keep this full review as short and unpleasant as possible. Suffice it to say, this censor-baitingly violent and rib-ticklingly funny title will undoubtedly appeal to fans of tongue-in-cheek splatter cinema or Adult Swim style crude comedy.
Dedalord Games debuted on the App Store with a stylish and eerily atmospheric sokoban puzzler that cast players as the deranged inmate of a dingy, blood-stained loony bin. And it doesn't look this indie outfit is lightening up any for their imminent sophomore effort. Described as a "gory game sprinkled with black humor", Falling Fred wastes no time in hurling the titular character down an elevator shaft...
We're all used to those cutesy little puzzle games where you move unidentifiable colorful objects into other unidentifiable colorful objects to save a princess, get back a piece of cake, save a precious animal, or even just for the hell of it. In Psychoban, Dedalord gives a big "screw you" to the traditional "cute" block pushing game, and instead you'll find a much more atmospheric experience with a LEGITIMATE motive. But, is this newfound theme enough to make the game a classic, or is it only a ruse for more of the same thing?