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The Baconing

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Prepare yourself for the ultimate sci-fi adventure by entering the hilarious and sizzling world of The Baconing created by Hothead Games.

You are DeathSpank, a hero and the ultimate Dispenser of Justice. You must defeat the Anti-Spank and his army of Cyborques, before they cast an evil shadow over Spanktopia.

Discover exciting new worlds and battle hordes of enemies as you search to unlock the secret within the Fires of Bacon.

Key Features
  • Explore unique locations such as The Forbidden Zone, Rainbow’s End and Hell’s Half Acre in a pop-up book style adventure.
  • Over 100 quests, challenging boss fights and mind bending puzzles to complete
  • Unleash devastating attacks on the enemy with the all-powerful Weapons of Justice
  • Control the battlefield with tactical precision by using your Shield Bash, Perfect Reflect and Charged Attacks
  • Play local co-op with a friend and choose from one of four amazing sidekicks
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Hothead Games
Publisher
Hothead Games
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.TheBaconing.com

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
  • Processor: Intel 1.8 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon x1900 or better / NVIDIA 8600M or better with 128 MB or higher Video Memory (VRAM)
  • Hard Drive: 2 GB free disk space


NOTES: For the best results, make sure you have the latest drivers for your video and audio cards.

Laptop or mobile versions of the above supported video cards have not had extensive testing and may have driver or other performance issues. As such, they are not officially supported in The Baconing.

Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported in The Baconing.

System requirements for PC

Minimum
  • OS: Windows XP SP3
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 (or equivalent) running at 1.7 GHz or greater
  • Memory: 1 GB or greater
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1900 GT 256MB and the Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-E cards (Shader Model 2.0 and 24bit depth buffer support required)
  • DirectX®: DirectX June 2010
  • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB of free space
  • Sound: 100% DirectX compatible sound card and drivers
Recommended
  • OS: Windows 7 or Windows Vista SP2
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 (or equivalent) running at 1.7 GHz or greater
  • Memory: 1.5 GB or greater
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1900 GT 256MB and the Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-E cards (Shader Model 2.0 and 24bit depth buffer support required)
  • DirectX®: DirectX June 2010
  • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB of free space
  • Sound: 100% DirectX compatible sound card and drivers
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The Baconing reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
I role corridor from the Deathspank saga, the Baconing is endowed with a humor made in Ron Gilbert that makes fly. The performance is all the more successful as it will even satisfy the anglophobes of which I am part (on this type of game in particular). Original mix between RPG and beat them all, the title is accessible and funny. The experts will prefer the mouse/keyboard combination for a more accurate aiming, but I was able to make the 100% using my Xbox controller without difficulty. The voices/sounds/music are well brought in and stick with the light tone of the adventure, our friend Deathspank being the pivot of this strange Alchemy. A downside on the non-existent impact of the blows that one wears, to the body to body in particular. Graphically it's a bit messy but original, which could define the whole game eventually. Simple and effective menus, local co-op and globally well thought out success, cloud backup and patch FR available. It only lacks the title of steam cards, online cooperation and a real speed boost for our hero (quite a lot of backtracking alas). 13 euros for a title of 2011 is a bit pricey, but the game is refreshing + satisfying. I recommend it without difficulty.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
A worthy successor of the first DeathSpank, this the Baconing takes on the same ingredients of DeathSpank almost every single point. It is therefore a copy-pasted of criticism of the 1 that I deliver here with some small remarks at the end of the note specific to this episode. Slice of laughter assured! DeathSpank takes place in a self-parodiated fantasy universe and delivers a totally delusional RPG/hack and slash. The game is only available in VO, but a very good quality FR patch is easily found on the Internet, and this makes the game accessible to the anglophobes. The dialogues alone make this game indispensable. Once you have the joystick, or the keyboard in hand on this game, you do not drop it easily! All situations and discussions are more wacky than the others, and each character encountered is a way to BREW even more clichés (in the right sense of the word). If you like the absurd humor, the parodies of fantasy universe, if you enjoyed the annals of the disc-world of Terry Pratchett, you will love DeathSpank! Finally, be aware that the Baconing pulls a little too much on the strings of DeathSpank, and it feels. The game is a bit less searched than the first two, with an almost linear progression and secondary quests almost inexistent (most of them are obligatory to advance in the main quest...). But it would be a shame to pass next to the conclusion of the DeathSpank Trilogy for these few flaws. Especially as... Attention SPOIL: the end cinematic gives hope for a continuation one day or the other. The ugly
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