First of all, this review is based purely on Supreme League of Patriots Issue 1: A Patriot Is Born. I have part 2 & 3 too but didn’t play them yet.
I am very confused to be honest. I’m a big fan of adventure games but this one didn’t fulfil my expectations. I will begin with the main duo – Kyle and Mel. Well, the authors tried to put a lot of factual, prejudicial, problematic and ethical messages in their pretty long dialogues. I appreciate their effort but the game is overloaded with it and I’m not counting the celebrity insinuations. (I didn’t understand them because I didn’t know someone like that exist… Except Mila Kunis ofc.) I’m a philosophical person and like to think about things like that, but this was just way too much. (Less is sometimes more. Well, this game is a great example.) In the beginning I patiently read every single word they said, but I ended up praying for faster skipping of the dialogues by furious left mouse button clicking. I feel very sorry about that. The humour in the game just don’t fit my taste at all. I don’t have anything against British people but if I was du*b, this game would definitely convince me that British people are cynical and sarcastic as**oles (Mel). All he did was critically commenting my (Kyle’s) behaviour, my every step, my look and pretending he’s funny and a smarta*s. I understand the relationship between them (especially the teasing), but the humour was just based on the bad ground. As I said, Kyle is fat, dumb and perverted lazya*s and Mel in the contrast a smart and perfect individual. (Opposites attract each other.) Other characters were just fine and I liked the nurse the most.
The controls are slightly different from “classic” point-and-click adventures and there is no tutorial, when you start a new game. So it was quite confusing but I managed to understand it without the tutorial. But this isn’t the developers fault you can find the tutorial in the main menu though. The first part has about 2 hours of gameplay and the puzzles are pretty easy and predictable sometimes. I don’t mind it but what I hated is that I had to talk to a related character before I was able to actually do the task. That was pretty annoying actually. I felt like a victim of constant try to gain more and more time with nothing in return.
Is refreshing and new to me. I like the style but the animations were cranky sometimes. Sometimes the animations were pretty bad according to the situation. (No spoilers, you will see yourselves. Maybe.) The characters have problems with single moves like to walk around an object and turn around, it just looks awful, but this aren’t the reasons why I’m giving this game a thumbs down.
I guess sound, music and voice acting is the most perfect thing on this game and I mean it. Every character has a perfect voice acting. I like how the music is dynamic and changes with every character you’re talking with.