App Army Assemble: Dexter Stardust: Adventures in Outer Space – “Should you join this sci-fi journey?”
Dexter Stardust: Adventures in Outer Space is a sci-fi point-and-click adventure that follows the titular character through five episodes. It sports a beautiful aesthetic that feels both new and retro. But, of course, looks aren’t everything. How good is the game itself? We gave it to our App Army to see what they thought.
Here is what they said:
Do you like old-school point-and-click adventures from Lucas Arts, Futurama, and retro sci-fi movies? Do you want to get away from the current climate apocalypse for at least a few hours? Well I guess you will love this. Unless you want your puzzles to be hard as nails – because the only thing I didn’t like about this game was that the puzzles were easier, and the difficulty came more from squinting at the game. screen to find the items you needed in an inventory that is getting quite cluttered.
The interface is perfect for mobile (tap on the screen; if this area/element is interactive, you will see the options you have). The humor was good too (although the obsession with Mexican food got a bit gritty after a while). All in all, a fun, fun and refreshing game that is (surprisingly) made by just one guy. Labor of love? Yes, and it shows. Go play now and maybe we can have more space adventures
This is one of the best puzzle/point-and-click games I’ve played in a while. It has a good storyline, although I thought the chapters were a bit short, and the simple game mechanics made it easy to play. The gameplay is simple and it didn’t take long to get used to. The graphics are colorful and imaginative, with a cartoonish look, and with the right voice actors, they make the game very enjoyable. The puzzles are typical point-and-click and while not overly difficult, they provide enough of a challenge to keep me entertained. In short, a game that I recommend without hesitation.
A truly refreshing point-and-click sci-fi adventure/adventure. Interesting and quirky characters. Lots of taco love. Dash hula girl. Lots of fun sci-fi locations. Fun and not too difficult puzzles. The graphics look good. The music reminded me of Pulp Fiction, which is still a hit for me. The voice acting was engaging. The controls are simple and work very well. There’s a fresh wit and a sense of fun that sets it apart from many others in the genre. Plus, plenty of gameplay to look forward to. Recommend with pleasure.
Well, I thought the smaller screen would be a problem, but no worries there, everything points and clicks perfectly. I’ve been a fan of point-and-click adventures since the days of The Secret of Monkey Island, and Dexter is pretty cool I must say. Good naughty humor, a few fourth wall breaks on some jokes and the puzzles are nice and not very difficult. There’s a lot of back and forth to get all the bits/answers we need to move forward, but it’s all fun.
The vocals are pleasant enough, especially Dexter, and only found a weirdness in the girl’s voice, but it pushes you. A sci-fi story is always a good idea, and you get curious about what’s next. The touch controls work very well and had no problem finding things to interact with in each scene. I even liked the first episode, which is very short and works as a tutorial for people who aren’t familiar with point-and-click. Nice touch overall. I really enjoyed this one. Just like watching an animated film, Bravo!
Chef Adam Plur
Dexter Stardust is graphically an absolute beauty to behold! It’s a very well-animated game that flows very well. With seamless transitions from cinematics to gameplay, Dexter stardust takes you on a logic-filled journey through space, with an immersive story and the simplest controls we’ve come to expect from a good point-and-click game.
I have to say that this is one of my most popular games of the genre in recent years! How playable is it, you wonder? I couldn’t resist playing all 5 episodes (including bonus episode #0) in just 2 sessions. Overall the game was a hit with fun little puzzles and big comic relief. 8/10 would recommend it, if you’re someone who wants a point and click game with an old-school feel but with new-school graphics, then this is the game for you!
I really like this game overall. There is a pleasant atmosphere. A kind of 1950s space adventure style game mixed with Star Wars, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Futurama. The voice acting is a bit cheesy but it works. While I love the idea of these games in theory, sooner or later the game’s internal logic throws me for a loop.
There have been a few times this has happened to me. But I think it’s just my lack of experience in this type of games. I confess that I am not a point-and-click veteran. But it’s not frustrating. Also, the logic of the puzzles just makes sense. The controls work well.
Move your finger and all the items/people you can interact with will show a menu with four different ways to interact with them. Each screen is small enough for you to see what you need to collect or interact with. The music is good for the game and I can tell a lot of love and effort has gone into it.
The story is good with the world building and cutscenes they have. I really like. As a sci-fi fan, I don’t know how complex or simple the difficulty of the game is overall, as I’m not a point-and-click expert. I’m still at the beginning. But it definitely hooked me. I would give her a recommendation.
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