Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders ...
The original adventure game based on twisted William Shakespeare's Hamlet.
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Mixed (309 reviews) - 64% of the 309 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 22, 2012

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“This is a creative little point-and-click adventure. It's short, but I thoroughly enjoyed it as long as it lasted.”
7.5/10 – IGN

“Vying for the longest and most irreverent game title of all-time, this quirky point-and-click puzzle-adventure comes to us from Russia. It blends the spirit of Zak & Wiki with a wonderfully implausible re-imagining of the classic Shakespeare play for added nonsense.”
7/10 – Eurogamer

About This Game

Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders and Product Placement is the original point-and-click adventure game based on twisted William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Solve logic puzzles and fight with monsters to uncover secrets, punish all the villains and rescue the princess.

Key Features

  • In the best traditions of classic adventure games
  • The first indie game in the world based on Shakespeare's Hamlet
  • 25 levels
  • Boss battles
  • Logic puzzles
  • No inventory

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP, Vista or 7
    • Processor:1 GHz processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:128 MB graphics card
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Additional: Monitor with
      1024x768 or higher resolution support
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Mixed (309 reviews)
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DEFT Vigerzz
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Possibly the best name ever <3 420/10
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nuedleman
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
awful game
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Ni†oXo†iИ
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Game is shorter as the title itself ;D
It can be finished in 90 minutes.

It's a hard and challenging click adventure
but if you don't know what to do,
hints can be unlocked after some minutes.

Art style and music are very suitable.

The story is an own interpratation of Shakespeare's Hamlet..
So don't expect learn something about Shakespeare.


Similar game is Tiny Thief ;)
It's lovelier and longer.
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jcknite
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 9
Hamlet or [insert words here] certainly lives up to its satire laden title. The game lampoons not only its Shakespearean source material, but also the expected conventions of adventure gaming. Reading scraps of paper will only provide false leads. Multiple interactable objects... sometimes whole areas of the screen... are useless in these lateral thinking-esque exercises. There are some "normal" puzzles, sure, appearing just frequently enough to lull you into believing that the zaniness has stopped, right before you run smack into the next inane situation. But, unfortunately, none of that is actually enjoyable.

For most, the appeal of puzzle games is in solving puzzles. Here, however, there is no sense of accomplishment when the screen temporarily goes black, signifying the move to the next level. Oh, you might recognize the cleverness of the developer in constructing such an abstract solution, but you didn't actually solve anything. You just clicked on the part of the screen that was clickable... for one "level", you clicked on the exact same spot a few dozen times, just waiting for something wacky to happen.

Hamlet or [etc] would make for an entertaining animated short. The character designs are cute, the movement is fluid, the sound effects surprisingly catchy. Most importantly, the surreal sense of humor would work perfectly in that medium, fitting into the mold of Chuck Jones cartoons. Take the existing assets, drop the forced clicking, and you've got something here. As a game, however, it's not worth playing at any price.
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Nao 尚
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 26
A game in the same line as Machinarium, but with much less likeable characters, and a clear lack of polish.
The irony is that it's based on a story by some famous author I never heard of before (William what?), but this Hamlet barely has anything to tell. It's just a parody that will make Hamlet readers uneasy, and completely confuse those who didn't read it.

Not a bad game overall, but also not one that I could recommend, sorry.
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Horror Fox :3
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7
Hey everyone and this is my review about the game!

The game is a Point and click Puzzle game.

Interface/Menu/Settings

There is no options in-game (Only at the game-load up)


About the game.

The game reminds me from games that are from 1998.
Music isn't interesting and gets annoying quickly.
Game is really boring.
Game has puzzles.
Game has a hint system.
Game is trying to add "funny" sound inside - which totally isn't at all. (Or trying to be funny with animations)
It only has 5 chapters - and each chapter had 3 levels.

Other things.

Title name, Way too long. <.<
I don't recommend this game at all.


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I Give this game a 2/10
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FloomRide
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 6
Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders, and any kind of fun is a blemish on the adventure genre of gaming.

While it pokes fun at the modern adventure games genre with some similar traits in all adventure games, it's almost equivalent in thought to "Racing games are all about going fast nowadays hurrr". In fact, the game can barely stand on it's own two deformed and aged legs while it talks ♥♥♥♥ about the adventure genre in a tone coming from what I can only imagine is a self-important soldier main hipster "good old days" game developer who listens to chiptune and thinks pixelated graphics far surpass any all others. You all know the kind.

The gameplay is abominable. It's a point-and-click adventure puzzle game, already a genre associated with anger.
At times there is literally, I mean literally no indication whatsoever of what you need to click on. When what you can click on is apparent, the puzzles often have solutions that are so abstract they could only be found out of dumb luck and rapid clicking. There exists a hint you can activate once you've waited long enough (about the amount of time it took Shakespear to write Hamlet in real life), but the hints are also obtuse and incomprehensive.

The only enjoyable puzzle was the first one.

And don't think you can cheat your way through using a guide just to see the story, because the game is very short once you remove all the time spent punching your monitor in frustration. The """""story""""" seems like somthing a child could've written.

The graphics are bare bones, and I mean less pleasing to the eye than pixel art in most cases.
The cursor animation makes me want to puke.

Conclusion
In an attempt to mock the modern adventure games genre, Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders, or Product Placement (a title which already deserves to be ignored), fails to meet any basic criteria for being a video game and is void of any enjoyment. I am personally offended that such a title is being sold on steam. You don't even get to play as Hamlet, or be immersed into the mind of Shakespear. None of that. I made the mistake of buying this game, but I'll make damn sure you won't.

0/10
If you came to the store page you've already lost.
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=M$= BobbitTheDog
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 2
This game is so terribly thought out, and is just not fun at all.

There were three OK puzzles in the entire game, the rest were garbage, the story and dialogue sucks, and... just... omg
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CHRISTIAN SOCCER.
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 2
Fun game will take about 2hours to beat
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Hurk
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 10
best game
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Cylexus
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 6
Eh, its not bad. Very short. I only have such a long run time because I enjoyed Claudius' Guitar Solo.
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Romson
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 6
Oh well. The game is short, uncomplicated, visually appealing. Some of the puzzles is very... uh... weird (at least the logic of their construction strange and pretentious), but they can be solved. Even the in-game hints are in the form of riddles (ouch!). The game generally good, I spent one hour there and it was a pleasant hour.
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tarod13
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 4
An entertaining puzzle game that is not too intuitive.
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PlayerUpJack
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 3
Hamlet has a funny lightbulb on his head.

10/10
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Submarine Fish
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 31, 2015
Let me guess... your considering buying this game as a joke? Well don't, I bought it on sale for 59 cents just to put it as the featured game on my profile (because the name is ridiculously long and I thought it was funny). I immediately felt the regret. This game makes Bad Rats seem fun. IT'S SO BORING, the puzzles are either really easy or near f**king impossible to figure out without looking at guides. The hint system is just stupid since sometimes it just tells you what to do and other times it doesn't help at all. The only PRO for this game is the art style is nice and fresh... but that's it. All in all I don't recommend this game.
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xenofoxx
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 29, 2015
Hamlet... first off has an odd and lengthy name. I assume it's making fun of the development of much larger studios, but ignoring that so many indie developers make games without MMORPG features, Shaders, and Product Placement.

That aside, it's a short point-and-click adventure game that reminds me of Amanita titles like Samorost 2 and Machinarium.

You play as a time traveler who accidentally incapacitates Hamlet. The fact that Hamlet is fiction, I'll assume the time traveler is within the universe of William Shakespeare and not our timeline. As a result, you must take his place and rescue Ophelia from the clutches of Claudius.

The puzzles range from super easy to very challenging, and even a bit obscure. There is a hint system but it's not always the most helpful. (That's where Steam Guides come in handy)
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Al Angel
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 26, 2015
So Hamlet or the last game without MMORPG features, shaders and product placement:
It took me like an hour to play the entire game... That is a bit short for the whole game play. But if a game is really great and fun I wouldnt mind the length too much. However I really love Shakespeares Hamelt and personally I didnt like what they made off it - with an alien hero and an evil Polonius... That just wasnt for me.

PRO
- clear and well structured screens
- help if needed
- very different and unique challenges

CON
- extremly short
- weird story line (sorry but an alien replacing Hamel?!)
- easy tasks (password, etc.)
- far far away from anything remotely related to Hamlet. Really its just using the names.

Conclusion: Genreally, the idea of making Shakespearen classics into fun cute-art point and click games is great. Unfortunatly I did not much like this games try at it.
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creativenamekthxbye
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 25, 2015
i wasted 89 minutes of my life
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DDCWGD
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 20, 2015
If this is truly the last game without MMORPG features, shaders, or product placement, then what a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ note to end on.

It's not a game so much as a series of obtuse riddles, one after the other, back to back, with no clever writing or inventive ideas to be found. The graphics are ♥♥♥♥ and look worse than flash games you get on the internet for free. The sound design is ♥♥♥♥ing great though, you really feel surrounded by damp flesh when you are inside a whale in this game, but good luck getting to it. If there wasn't a built-in explanation button, no one would beat this game.

Don't bother. Just search for the Impossible Quiz. It's just as bad and obnoxious, but at least it's free.
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VioletTerror
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 10, 2015
A game I call short and sweet
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Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Possibly the best name ever <3 420/10
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Game is shorter as the title itself ;D
It can be finished in 90 minutes.

It's a hard and challenging click adventure
but if you don't know what to do,
hints can be unlocked after some minutes.

Art style and music are very suitable.

The story is an own interpratation of Shakespeare's Hamlet..
So don't expect learn something about Shakespeare.


Similar game is Tiny Thief ;)
It's lovelier and longer.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders, and any kind of fun is a blemish on the adventure genre of gaming.

While it pokes fun at the modern adventure games genre with some similar traits in all adventure games, it's almost equivalent in thought to "Racing games are all about going fast nowadays hurrr". In fact, the game can barely stand on it's own two deformed and aged legs while it talks ♥♥♥♥ about the adventure genre in a tone coming from what I can only imagine is a self-important soldier main hipster "good old days" game developer who listens to chiptune and thinks pixelated graphics far surpass any all others. You all know the kind.

The gameplay is abominable. It's a point-and-click adventure puzzle game, already a genre associated with anger.
At times there is literally, I mean literally no indication whatsoever of what you need to click on. When what you can click on is apparent, the puzzles often have solutions that are so abstract they could only be found out of dumb luck and rapid clicking. There exists a hint you can activate once you've waited long enough (about the amount of time it took Shakespear to write Hamlet in real life), but the hints are also obtuse and incomprehensive.

The only enjoyable puzzle was the first one.

And don't think you can cheat your way through using a guide just to see the story, because the game is very short once you remove all the time spent punching your monitor in frustration. The """""story""""" seems like somthing a child could've written.

The graphics are bare bones, and I mean less pleasing to the eye than pixel art in most cases.
The cursor animation makes me want to puke.

Conclusion
In an attempt to mock the modern adventure games genre, Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders, or Product Placement (a title which already deserves to be ignored), fails to meet any basic criteria for being a video game and is void of any enjoyment. I am personally offended that such a title is being sold on steam. You don't even get to play as Hamlet, or be immersed into the mind of Shakespear. None of that. I made the mistake of buying this game, but I'll make damn sure you won't.

0/10
If you came to the store page you've already lost.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Hamlet... first off has an odd and lengthy name. I assume it's making fun of the development of much larger studios, but ignoring that so many indie developers make games without MMORPG features, Shaders, and Product Placement.

That aside, it's a short point-and-click adventure game that reminds me of Amanita titles like Samorost 2 and Machinarium.

You play as a time traveler who accidentally incapacitates Hamlet. The fact that Hamlet is fiction, I'll assume the time traveler is within the universe of William Shakespeare and not our timeline. As a result, you must take his place and rescue Ophelia from the clutches of Claudius.

The puzzles range from super easy to very challenging, and even a bit obscure. There is a hint system but it's not always the most helpful. (That's where Steam Guides come in handy)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
An entertaining puzzle game that is not too intuitive.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Oh well. The game is short, uncomplicated, visually appealing. Some of the puzzles is very... uh... weird (at least the logic of their construction strange and pretentious), but they can be solved. Even the in-game hints are in the form of riddles (ouch!). The game generally good, I spent one hour there and it was a pleasant hour.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
A game I call short and sweet
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Eh, its not bad. Very short. I only have such a long run time because I enjoyed Claudius' Guitar Solo.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
best game
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
i wasted 89 minutes of my life
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Fun game will take about 2hours to beat
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77 of 98 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
Hamlet (or “the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders and Product Placement”, which is likely one of the worst video game titles ever conceived), is a point in click adventure game loosely inspired by Shakespeare's classic play of the same name. Its goal is clearly to lend a more comedic angle to the tragedy, but the result is something that comes off as both underbaked, and exceedingly dumb.

Aside from a few characters sharing names from the original Hamlet, and a few key parallel plot points, Hamlet the game is basically an entirely different, less involved story that on the whole is rather irrelevant and constrained to a few brief between act cutscenes.

The rest of the game is a pure single screen adventure game, by which I mean every puzzle is contained within the one screen of the game it takes place on with no collecting of objects or backtracking of any sort. This isn’t an awful way to construct your puzzles as it makes it impossible to get lost or overwhelmed by having everything right in front of you at all times, but it also creates a very constricting spectrum of the sorts of puzzles you can create. Or at least that’s the case with Hamlet, whose puzzles range from tedious obscurity, frustrating clicking exercises, or downright stupidity. They aren’t challenging in any clever way, and mearily stand as obstacles between you and the next screen.

And this is Hamlet’s ultimate issue: nothing in the game is smart, well designed, or the tiniest bit fun. It took me an hour and a half to complete and not once did I feel anything less than complacent boredom as I mundanely made my way through the game hoping it would soon be over, which thankfully was a wish soon answered.

You can read more of my writing on Kritiqal.
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35 of 40 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
Well, Steam says I have 3.3 hours on record for this game, but that's mainly because I went afk for 2 hours with the game still running.

The game is really short. It literally has 25 puzzles. Yes, you can actually count them. Is it good though? I found the artwork quite nice, but that really depends on what taste you have. The humour was okay, the premise was funny. Sound, however, is almost non-existent, and the few "boink" sounds get a bit annoying after a while.

I wouldn't recommend it for full price, but if you get it in a bundle or on sale, it's kind of fun.
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50 of 66 people (76%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2015
Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders, and Product Placement is a poor title for this game. Its proper title should be Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders, Product Placement, and Fun. This is one of those adventure games that remind you of how the adventure games genre committed suicide.

Let me give you an example of what is wrong with hamlet’s puzzles. There is a sequence where Hamlet is stuck in the cargo hold of the boat. You’ll click around the screen for awhile and eventually click a specific box to reveal a cannon. Click around some more and eventually you’ll click a barrel with a small hole at the bottom. This sends a mouse running at the cannon which aims the cannon at the ceiling. Now you can click on the cannon to blow a hole in the ceiling which a monkey falls through. After some more clicking you’ll discover that shooting at hamlet changes the images in the thought balloon in his head. So, you’ll have to shoot hamlet until he starts thinking 2x2 = 5. Obviously, that’s not right. So, you’ll need to alternate between clicking the monkey or yet another barrel to add or subtract from hamlet’s thought answer until it is correct. After that, you have to beat the monkey in a card game version of rock paper scissors before you can travel on to the next section full of inane stuff to click on.

Just skip this one. There is nothing redeeming about it.
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94 of 150 people (63%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Game by russian developer "Milf 2000"

Pathetic name promises you something recreational, philosophical indie-experience.
Well the game is bad-designed, second-rate product (some levels just copy other games in this genre. First level is total weak copy of first level in Tiny Bang Story) for 3-5 years old auditory.
There's nothing 'unusual" in this game, i saw same stuff thousand times.
Pathetic reproach towards game development about "MMORPG features and shaders" looks so ironic because THIS game - sucks.
Yes, its much better to play any MMORPG with shaders.
Also. it reminds Valiant Hearts OH LOL
Not recommend.

If you want to play something like this better try Tiny Bang Story Here
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26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 28, 2013
Hamlet is a retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet in a point-and-click environment, with a modern-day hero.

I am a huge fan of point and click adventures, but sadly, this game fails on several levels. Several puzzles do not involve "logic" or rational thinking, but instead pixel hunting and random guesswork based on no clues or process of elimination.

The game is incredibly short too, lasting only 1 hour, and the title itself is incredulously cheeky and facetious, mocking other games, when this game itself is really quite bad. Those in glass houses, etc.

The game is currently £3.99, I would not recommend purchasing it, even when it's on sale, as it might spoil your enjoyment of "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare.

Nilesy
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 7, 2015
A simple but cute point and click adventure game using flash animation. Definitely not as good as Botanicula or Machinerium, but definitely worth giving it a try if the price is right. It's a short game with simple puzzles.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
In Hamlet you play the part of a time traveler who inadvertently squelches the real Hamlet with his time machine and thus decides to take his place as the hero of the story: you'll be solving puzzles in five different chapters made up of five levels each.
While sporting some nice art and a quirky humour Hamlet can sadly quickly turn into an exercise in frustration due to its obtuse puzzles and somewhat useless hint system.

PROS:

-nice art style

-quirky sense of humour permeates the whole game

-some puzzles are interesting and offer a fair challenge

CONS:

-apart from the title and characters the Hamlet theme is basically never touched upon

CONS:

-most puzzles have an obtuse design and are very vague in how they function. Sometimes you have to click more than once, sometimes the clicking is timed, other times you have to memorize a quite lengthy sequence or just try and make sense of very vague ambiental clues...I honestly managed to solve a couple puzzles simply by randomly clicking all elements once I was frustrated enough

-no way to know what you can actually interact with in each screen, leading to random clicking all over in every scene

-the hint system is fairly bad, not only you have to wait five full minutes before you can get said single hint but its quality ranges from feeding you the solution to a drawing as vague as the puzzle itself

-not much in the way of a story and the characters offer very little apart from their name

-quite short, unless you get stuck on a puzzle you'd be done in 1,5/2 hours

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=563279116

I really appreciated Hamlet's tongue in cheek take on the genre, its quirky humour, nicely drawn art and first few puzzles: but things soon got frustrating when logic got thrown out of the window and I started facing puzzles that required me to decipher a few extremely vague hints and hopefully understand what I was supposed to do. A few puzzles also require you to very quickly click certain items before they disappear and the split second timing involved can get aggravating aswell. There's a fine line between a challenging puzzle and an obtuse, frustrating one and I often felt as if Hamlet crossed said line way too many times to stay enjoyable.

All this is made worse by the hint system, waiting five minutes for the hint if you're already stuck on a puzzle is not fun and, once opened, the hint was sometimes as bad as the puzzle it was supposed to help with thus leaving me bashing my head on the problem or just trying to find an external guide.

It honestly says alot about the puzzle design when, after finishing the game, I still have no idea of the logic behind three puzzles as I simply solved them randomly clicking their elements while waiting for the hint to appear. For its sale price of a dollar Hamlet wasn't a total waste of my time or money but its problematic puzzles and barebones story make it an hard game to recommend.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 22, 2015
Hamlet isn't really a point and click adventure game in the traditional style, it's more of a hidden object / puzzle game, so ... tempered expectations if you are looking for a normal point and click. That being said it has a cute art style and story, some of the puzzles are actually pretty good although a few were sort of pointlessly grinding. It also has a pretty sweet soundtrack, although if you take a long time it just loops. It's nice that the hint system is in the game, but honestly I would have preferred a hot spot detection system in addition, or instead of the hints, which are often about as confounding as the puzzles themselves. I wouldn't pay a ton of money for Hamlet, but if you like point and click puzzles its worth a couple bucks and a couple hours of your time.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2015
Short version: 71%
Hamlet is a very short room-by-room puzzle adventure, more of an art showcase than a full video game. Still, the absurd humour splashed on the classic stage play may find its way to the appropriate audience.

Long version:
Hamlet or the Last Game without MMORPG Features, Shaders and Product Placement is a title that really should tell you what kind of game you are dealing with. It sounds pretentious, but if you look a little closer, it is more like self-parody. This game is teeming with absurd humour, starting right from the intro, where you essentially insert a meek little future man into the classic Shakespeare play, whose task is to save Ophelia from the metal-guitarist Claudius, Laertes the Giant, and two pirates: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

To carry out this epic quest, our Hero must solve a series of puzzles, arranged in a format that would fit web-based games: you are presented with a single scene, and you need to manipulate objects to be able to leave the room. Some of the puzzles are straightforward, some need good reflexes, and some are really devilish in design by looking extremely difficult, yet having a painfully simple solution.

The humour may not be for everyone, but this is not the greatest issue; it’s the play time. You can easily finish Hamlet under 30 minutes on the first try and in 10 after that. In my opinion the price is still worth it for the unique art and design, but I may be in minority with that.
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