Goodbye Deponia is the third and final entry into the Deponia trilogy of games. The story picks up from where the second left off, and closes all the plot holes that were left open by the previous two entries. If you would like to find out more about Goodbye Deponia’s gameplay, graphics and presentation, read on for our full review of the game which is available now on Steam…

The Deponia series follows a character named Rufus. The story focuses around Rufus’ rather stupid plans (which never actually go as planned) which always succeed, which is part of the ironic comedy and charm present in the game. As expected, the story creates many instances in the game in which you are in trouble because the plan didn’t go to plan (mainly due to Rufus, rather than the other members of the gang) and, of course, a lot of exaggerated slapstick humour.

I seriously recommend you play the previous two games in the series before playing Goodbye Deponia. At times, you will be clueless if you do not have prior knowledge of the series plot points and character backgrounds, and it has a fairly significant impact on overall enjoyment. It is not entirely necessary to play both predecessors, however, I highly recommend it as you will not enjoy Goodbye Deponia as much without knowledge from the previous games.

Goodbye Deponia picks up exactly where you left off in Chaos on Deponia, with many of the characters returning to the game and the story arcs being continued. The plot twists throughout the game are very impressively written and involve a certain complexity. Many of the story arcs (and their twists) heavily involve reference to previous events and facts from the first two games in the series. These story arcs are very well laid out and are pretty simple to follow, all the while providing humour and enjoyment.

I won’t be revealing anything major about the story of Goodbye Deponia so as not to spoil anything, but, for anyone who is new to the series, allow me to fill you in on the basic story. Rufus (along with his friends) are attempting to reach a floating city in the sky so as to convince them not to destroy Deponia, which is a populated planet covered in litter. As we said, slapstick humour ensues.

The game is styled in a point and click adventure, as isn’t very difficult or challenging in its gameplay. Goodbye Deponia primarily focuses on the story, humour and plot puzzles, rather than solid gameplay (which is certainly not a bad thing). As you begin the game, you will play through an area which basically refreshes you in regards to the story arcs carrying forward from the previous game. Players who did not play the previous two entries are likely to be confused here, but don’t worry, it only serves as a reminder to those who did play the first two titles.

The game’s dialogue and humour is great. Most of the time through the game, you will find yourself laughing, possibly due to irony, Rufus’ stupid decisions, jokes or just the general ridiculousness of the story. It is a very fun affair and anyone who is light hearted will certainly enjoy the humour which can be found in the game.

Graphically, the game is not all that demanding on your PC, mainly consisting of layered 2D sprites and backgrounds. Despite this, the visuals are crisp and vivid, and look outstanding while still being able to run at a good resolution and framerate on most laptops. The artwork is beautifully crafted and is always a joy to behold. Sound effects and music fit very well to the story and humour, and complement the title well.

Overall, this is a great experience for the price of just €19.99, and is well worth an investment. The graphics and sound, combined with the great end to a great trilogy make the game well worth its asking price. You should thoroughly enjoy this fun experience, which should have you laughing (at the very least in your head!) several times.