Capsule Review: Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist

A short exploration game that playfully deconstructs narrative power-fantasy games by casting them as elaborate stage productions and putting you backstage in one. Both the scale and the humor are magnified by the game leaving a lot to your imagination, keeping up a frantic pace during which a lot goes hilariously wrong, and setting up a few gags that pay off later leading up to an ironic ending. Don’t bother with a second playthrough or with any of the things around the game - the achievements, patch notes, and a lot of things people say about the game online are all lies.

I Stopped Playing When: I finished the game. I started a second playthrough, but the game seemed to be mocking me for doing so and not in an enjoyable way, so I stopped.

Docprof's Rating:

Four Stars: Great. Not only did I finish the game, I probably played through the whole thing again and/or completed any optional objectives. It's an easy recommendation for any genre fan.

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