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User reviews: Mostly Positive (102 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 31, 2011

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Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Being a fan of the first two deathspank games, I've always had an urge to purchase The Baconing when it came out on the xbox 360. After seeing many negative reviews on the game, i decided to hold off. Playing the game now on pc, i don't see what the whole fuss was about. This is the same tried and true deathspank formula packaged in a new adventure. The only concern was the difficulty of the game. I died many MANY more times in this game then i did in the first two combined. This game is a little bit more linear when it comes to paths to take, but this may be a positive or a negative to some. Game length was fair, seeing how this was a 15 dollar arcade game. I believe i beat the game in about 8 or 9 hours, and this is attempting every quest and collecting everything possible. If your a deathspank fan i would recommend this game to you in a heartbeat. Do not let the negative reviews sway you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Great diablo esque game. Good fun and has its fair share of style and humor. Highly recommend.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Deathspank, the hero. You start at level 1, and you are looking for "The Thongs Of Virtue" :P, that's all the story in the game. You meet a lot of NPCs, some decent, some interesting and some... just NPCs. No spells, just some basic weapons. No skills either, just some cards that give you bonuses, some potions and food also but all is basic. As simple as possible :P

Adapting to the playing style of this game is quite very easy, since the game is not that really demanding, except running from time to time and eating so you can recover your health. Lots of quests, but going from A to B, after some time, it gets very very booring. The max level is level 20, easy to reach in like 5-7 hours depending of your playing style and pacience.

Attacking mobs with 2 levels above yours is never a smart move and most... means a death. The map is confusing, seems simpler in design but not that efficient in showing what the player needs. All the achievements can be finished during the campaign (story, whatever :P), quite hard to miss any of them :P

After playing DeathSpank, The Baconing, was... like playing the same game all over again. So I never bothered to play it since it doesn't come with anything interesting or new, it's like playing a DLC for the original DeathSpank. Sadly I got bored after the 2nd hour and I never bothered to finish it.

If you liked the previous two DeathSpank games, see if you like this one also, but for me... it became boring to play the same game over and over again where there's soo many games that I can try in the mean time :P
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Action Packed fun with Hilarious and witty Dialogue.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Sisqo would like this game!
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
awesome game....somehow reminds me of diablo...lol guess thats just me
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3 of 12 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
This game plays like Diablo and Torch light... you are reading this? go back to does games. This game is not fun and it dosn't really have any tutorial on how to play or how to do things. It's lacking feedback and a generall good game play. I did not enjoy it and feelt generally confused and yes, I only played 8min, take that in consideration when you read this. 8 min, wasting my time, when I could play Diablo 3 and not waste time... directly =)
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10.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Explorative
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28.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Reminded me a little of the monkey island games but with fun packing guns. Witty remarks, fun caracters and good action. Good game to just kill moving stuff.
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0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
I like it.
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8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Another Great Death Spank. Maybe not as funny as previous ones, but still awesome fun. They could have add up some improvents, for example transfering character to ng++ and continue on insane lvl if wished to get all achievements, but unfortunately you have to start it all from the beginning. And that's sad. But I would definitely recommend that great game. 7.0/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
I can hardly explain how much i enjoyd this game!

It's silly, sometimes "stupid", and it has it's dreary walk from this (god damn amazing) npc to the next (god damn amazing) npc.

Hothead Games has a gem here (i have not played the earlier Deathspank games, but i'm probably going to *adding to wishlist*) the writing is amazing, somewhat nice, but amazing!

Btw, if you did not notice, i'm quite pumped up about the game, and the reason is that i just finished it after 10,5 hours spread over two days.

Okey, serious time... The writing is fantastic, the voiceacting is fantastic, this game is fantastic!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Excellent dialog, story, and charming graphics make up for what can only be described as mediocre mechanics, it's a hack and slash that will frustrate the hell out of you with collection quests and side missions that add little to the overall game and serve only as a comedy tool. The co-op feature is not much to write home about, with a number of sidekicks available with a sort of reduced functionality, no gearing for sidekicks limits this a bit and minimizes loot fights. The game itself is rescued by its pacing and story and on the whole I would recommend it at a lower than usual price. not worth the £10 tag it puts forward.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Personally, I loved this game. I got it through the humble bundle, so It only cost me about 25 cents. I spent about 10 hours playing it, and absolutley adored every second of it. It's a fun hack-and-slash style game with a lot of silly humor in it.

In case you didn't know, this is actually the third game in the series. The other two are titled "Deathspank" and "Deathspank: The Thongs of Virture." I played it without having played these other two first. While I felt left out on some jokes that featured returning characters, I still felt like I understood what was going on.

Even at full price, I would recommend this game. I would probably suggest playing the other two games first, but it isn't totally necesarry.

Overall I give this game a 8.5/10
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
44.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Ridiculous, great gameplay, greater voice acting and writing, an all-round great game to play!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
I enjoyed this game. The voice acting was superb and funny. Gameplay is your typical hack and slash with some rpg like elements. Highly entertaining. About 8-10 hours long.

Pro:
Voice Acting
Gameplay is decent enough. Will die a lot, but still enjoyable
Graphics a re unique and very interesting stylewise

Con:
Die a lot...if you suck...which i did :D
Could've used more variety with the music
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
If you liked the two previous Deathspank games do not buy this game. The original writer of the first two didn't work on this one.
The gameplay mechanics are roughly the same but the real reason to play a Deathspank game - the humor - just isn't there anymore. The game tries hard to imitate its two predecessors but falls flat in camparison.
While Deathspank and Deathspank and the Thongs of Virtue where genuinely funny and at times even clever in their own way this one almost always is childish, crude and without a trace of wit.
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
The difficulty curve on this game is insane. After numerous deaths and treks back to bosses to be killed again, I uninstalled.

Loved the previous games but this was crazy.
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This game made me laugh like few games have ever done before.
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2 of 10 people (20%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
It's like maple story....with bacon and fart jokes!!!!!
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