Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings!” is a unique and offbeat stop motion animated detective adventure game about gender and the economy. Also, all the characters frequently burst into song.
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Veröffentlichung: 11. März 2014

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“This is the all-singing point-and-click adventure that you must bellow out to all of your neighbors!”
Indie Statik

“Charming, witty and experimentally fun; playing off gaming conventions offers new perspective and fresh insights on genre; funny and inventive, not like anything you’ve played before.”
Adventure Gamers

“One look at Kiai's stop motion musical detective adventure game about gender and the economy makes it easy to see why it's nominated for four IGF 2014 awards, including the Seumas McNally Grand Prize.”
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Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings!” is a unique and offbeat stop motion animated detective adventure game about gender and the economy. Also, all the characters frequently burst into song.

Systemvoraussetzungen

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP or later.
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks.
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB of graphics memory.
    • Hard Drive: 60 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6 and above
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB of graphics memory.
    • Hard Drive: 65 MB available space
Hilfreiche Kundenreviews
1 von 2 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. Oktober
Ein furchtbar schief gesungenes Musical Point and Click Adventure mit Knetmännchen. Es ist nicht lange aber unterhaltsam. Prinzipiell kann ich den Kauf empfehlen, rate aber, vorher den Trailer anzusehen. Möglicherweise macht einem der Gesang das spielerlebnis unerträglich.
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28 von 35 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. August
I really tried to like this but by the time the 15th off-key singing verse was used to reveal even the smallest bit of useless info, I just couldn't take it anymore.
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46 von 71 Personen (65%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. Juli
Stop to imagine a world where it's possible to see something so visually offensive, that it actually hurts you physically. This game attacked my every sense, throwing my brain into a DBZ-like battle. Except my brain was Krillin and the game itself was all of the major villains fused together. I became ill while playing this game, so much that I had to go watch The Lion King and wonder what I was doing with my life.

This game is not good. I don't think I've ever wanted to remove my hard drive and wash it with soap after playing a videogame before.
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9 von 14 Personen (64%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. Dezember
Its an easy adventure game but the game is just amazing.

Soundtracks and voice acting are something you'll never forget ...

RECOMMENDED!
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22 von 40 Personen (55%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10. Juli
Utter shit.
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15 von 27 Personen (56%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. November
I'll put this in simplest way possible: You're either gonna hate this game or absolutely love it. There is no in between.

I happened to love it. It's a quirky point-and-click game where you place as a detective who can't pay his rent. I can't really say much else without spoiling the game. Almost every line is the game is sung. The singing is off pitch but can be pretty funny. The game itself is actually pretty funny. You will either enjoy almost every second of the dialogue and music or hate is so much that you can't play it for more than 5 minutes.

To sum it up, if you like quirky games that will make you laugh a bit, you will probably like this. If you like serious games, this is not for you. Also, if you don't think you'll be into it, you probably won't be.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. Dezember
I know I shouldn't like this as much as I did but it's just so damn charming. The character design, fairly terrible singing, and the random curveball of Dominique not identifying male or female all worked together for me in a way I wasn't expecting. I only ended up paying 1.50 for it, which may have helped. It's nowhere near $5 in value. I almost stays out it's welcome, but at just over an hour, I was glad I at least checked it out. Super weird if you're into that kind of thing.
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2 von 3 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. Dezember
This game hurt my eyes and my ears to play.

11/10

No, seriously, this is one of those wonders of deliberately awkward and ugly designs. It takes a ton of risks and, while it doesn't really do anything new in terms of the core gameplay, the aesthetic shell and general style of the game is just utterly wonderful in its absurdity. I loved every painfully awesome second of it.
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6 von 12 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. November
This is a polarizing game. If you hate musicals you may want to skip it because you will find it too annoying to complete. All in all I loved it. It brightened my day. When Casey came out and starting "singing" it was absolutely hysterical. This is a satirical commentary on the sad state of electronically altered pop music and a throwback to classic musical theater. Brilliantly done.
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1 von 2 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Dezember
Jesus christ.
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2 von 4 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. Dezember
the best thing about this game is the amount of butthurt people that have left angry comments about it. oh, and also that it's a musical. totally recommended.
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10 von 11 Personen (91%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. März
Nettes Spiel das leider nur etwas über 1 Stunde Spielzeit hat. Obwohl fast alle Dialoge gesungen werden gab es nur eine Stelle an der mir eine komische rote Flüßigkeit aus den Ohren lief...In dem Spiel gibt es 2 "Rätsel" falls man das so nennen kann, die restliche Zeit hört man eigentlich nur den Charakteren beim Singen zu. Trotz allem ist es eine nette Idee, durch die extrem kurze Spielzeit aber keine 4€ wert.
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1 von 2 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. Mai
Das ist mal ein schräges Adventure. Technisch schwach, aber trotzdem liebevoll. Viel gesungen (und das hasse ich normalerweise) und hier ist es wirklich witzig. Ich habe oft lachen müssen bisher, bin gespannt, wie es weitergeht. Ein kleiner Hit, der leider unbekannt ist. Könnte Kult sein.

This is a weird adventure. Technically weak, but still loveable. There's much singing (which I usually hate), but here it is hilarious. I had to laugh often and am eager to see, how this thing progresses. Potentially a kult game.
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254 von 315 Personen (81%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. März
It's hard to give this game a solid recommendation. It's an alright dialogue-driven adventure game where some of the dialogue is sung, like a musical. However, most of the singing is pretty bad and off-key. This might be a reference to how autotuned mainstream music is nowadays, a topic that the game touches upon. Intentional or not, it did make my ears bleed a bit. The clay models used to depict the characters are hideous and the stop-motion only has a few frames so it never really feels authentic. The story is nothing to write home about, a short slice-of-life about gender equality and a bad economy (and autotuned pop music). Game is quite short too. Took me less than an hour and a half (that's less time than what is required to get the steam trading cards for the game).
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53 von 68 Personen (78%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. Mai
Took roughly 1.5 hours and... well, I can safely say it has been the most 'indie' game related experience I've had this year.

Seriously, black and white claymation musical dialogue-tree adventure game about a transgender inventor turned private detective investigating Auto-Tune usage in music industry? That's as far from dudebro shooter as you can go in gaming I think.
Not sure if it's actually worth of your or anyone's time. If you like experimental 'games', maybe. Don't expect too much though.

Also, as weird as that sounds when talking about a musical game, the singing was uniformly terrible.
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80 von 114 Personen (70%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. März
Interesting concept but execution ranges from disappointing (puzzle complexity, animation) to actively painful (singing).
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36 von 43 Personen (84%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10. Juni
Wish I could recommend this game as the art style is very unique, and the game is a decent adventure to play through once -- but the big gimmick in this game is that just about every second line of dialogue is sung... and it is absolutely horrible to listen to.

Sad that they couldn't get people who actually can SING to do the voices. The performances range from awkward to painful.
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61 von 95 Personen (64%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17. März
Why does this exist? Why does it only last an hour and a half? Why is most of that time spent listening to characters sing badly? Why are there only two puzzles in it that aren't just pressing every dialog option until it works? Why are the two puzzles so simple a new born could do it in under a minute each? Why is this five ding dong dorras? Why would anyone pay for this when you could buy anything else for the same amount of money and literally get 10 times the content?
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21 von 25 Personen (84%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. Mai
So that trailer looks pretty cool right? Well you're probably alright stopping there. Not to jump on the negative review train; the game is a pretty harmless and innocent hour and a half with nothing egregious, but what's in the trailer is pretty much all there is to the game, albeit with a predictable detective story tacked on.

First off let me just list off why the game intrigued me enough for an impulse buy, so we can compare expectations and see if the game actually lives up to them. I bought this game because:

-it's a musical
-it's claymation
-its themes include gender, which is particularly tender and interesting to me
-it apparently did well in IGF nominations
-it's only an hour and a half long, which for someone with a massive backlog is actually an incentive

Now that I've played it, my positives are:

-it's one continuous musical adventure, with each screen change being accompanied by new music. The vamp technology
leading into each character's singing parts isn't perfect but is cool nonetheless.
-it has a lot of trombone

...And that's about it. Let's break this down further.

The musical element is the game's most unique and as mentioned above, works well enough. I don't actually have a huge problem with the "grating" voices: to me it along with the point and click mechanics create somewhat of a nostalgic experience. It really feels like a stage show, which is neat. At the same time, there's nothing particularly complex about the compositions, and the game doesn't really embrace the "musical" idea fully, it's just kinda there.

The claymation is very crude and pretty much a gimmick. It's very low resolution assests with no graphic options to speak of.

The gender theme isn't near as prominent as I expected and rather forced, thankfully it's not offensive but it's also not trailblazing.

As far as gameplay goes there's very little to speak of, just exhausting dialogue options. This isn't inherently bad, there are great games like Attack of the Friday Monsters that use this so as to not feel gamey or proprietary in any way. But that's the thing, you'll still be navigating basic menus for most of it so the fact that this is a very shallow, simple game will always be in the forefront of your mind. That said, it is simple enough for anyone to play and you won't get frustrated or stuck.

The story is the primary focus of the game, and it's pretty disposable. For one it's indulgent; you're thrown in with little context and immediately expected to care about the characters with no concept to guide the experience. The game constantly repeats information you've just heard back to you. It's pretty humorless; there are bits of overdone social commentary here and there that are really random and don't fit in with anything else: this is unfortunately the extent of the game's themes. And in general it's all pretty incidental, with a lack of finese to the storytelling, and it's just not at all cohesive! For all its twists and turns it never does anything unseen in other point and clicks or noir. The ending at least had potential to satisfy and bowtie all the elements but it feels unfinished, like the last 15 minutes are part of a different game.

So yeah in the end it's just kinda boring, you know? It's one of those cases where you have to take a step back and realize that just because it's cool as a trailer doesn't mean it'll be cool as a game, especially since it never explores any of its enticing elements. Still, on sale for a quick runthrough you can do a lot worse.
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18 von 21 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. Mai
http://www.cublikefoot.com/dominique-pamplemousse-first-impressions/

Dominique Pamplemousse, what a strange game (and title!).

The game felt more like a musical than an actual game. There was very little input on my part while playing, most of my time was spent listening to some off-key singing. The visuals are probably the game's strongest point. All of the characters are made of clay and the animation is in a stop motion format, which is kinda cool, but not enough to make up for the gameplay. The game's story is not that interesting either. It's not a bad story, but it's far from a good one.
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