Review: Machinarium (PC)

(4/5 stars) Machinarium is a PC point-and-click adventure.  I’d like to compare it to Myst, but really it’s much better (blasphemy!)  The amazing hand-drawn look and feel, along with the comedic tone, really make this game special.  Did I mention there’s also robot romance? Too cute!

Many game reviewers have also pointed out the fantastic soundtrack, which you can also buy separately.  While it’s true that the game’s soundtrack is perfect for this adventure, I’m not sure I’d want to listen to it all on its own.

Machinarium would easily get a 4.5 or 5 stars if it weren’t for the somewhat slow pace of walking back and forth between screens (which is a common problem with point-and-click adventures.)  Even with that one minor quibble, I highly recommend Machinarium to everyone from hardcore to casual gamer.