Ben There, Dan That! is a point-and-click adventure game developed and published by Size Give Games. This is the first point-and-click game I’ve played and is available on PC through Steam.
Sadly, this is going to be a short post because quite frankly, it just is not for me. I only played for a grand total of 20 minutes before I called it quits. I took a look at some other reviews and it does score quite high so if you’re into point-and-click adventure games, it looks like this might just be right up your alley. Now, I got this game and Time Gentlemen, Please! as a bundle for free (thank god) and it would appear there are a series of games featuring Ben and Dan.
I’ll keep it brief and won’t bother with scoring too seriously this time since I feel it is too biased: The soundtrack that was on loop is quite nice. Perfect for when you need to ponder and think about your next steps. The graphics are their own style but just glared at me like a preschooler drew it. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, and there is admittedly a certain charm about it but it’s also something you kind of need to expect given this is a series. My last qualm I feel just applies to this genre in general: the pacing is too slow. Simply point, click, and wait for them to move or interact is torturous and if I repeatedly click in hopes of making them walk faster (force of habit), they basically stop since I assume their routes cannot be overwritten whilst in motion and requires it to be a set track after you click.
Again, this genre simply just is not for me and I found that out very quickly but still wanted to give it a try. I would encourage those who are fans of this genre to try it out! The banter is quite witty with lots of references (Won’t go into too much detail. Kind of needs context.) and does require a certain mindset and taste for humor. There are also apparently Nazi Dinosaurs at some point.
- Difficulty: Medium
- Gameplay Score: 3/5 (Premise is good and I like puzzle games, but this just wasn’t in my taste.)
- Graphics: 1.5/5 (It has a certain charm to it, but I really wish there was a way to change the window size.)
- Music: 2.5/5
See you next game. -DecoyEC has logged off.