Justin Wack and the Big Time Hack | PC Review
Justin Wack and the Big Time Hack is a 2D point-and-click adventure game. It is developed and published by Warm Kitten and is currently available on Windows PC.
Justin Wack and the Big Time Hack is a wacky point-and-click adventure. You begin off assuming the role of Justin, whose life isn’t quite going as intended. He recently had a heartbreak after splitting up with his partner and now, an unexpected accident at work opened a rift that teleported him to prehistoric times and swapped him with a caveman known as Kloot. Justin and Kloot must now investigate the times in which they live in, and along the way they're being chased by a robot from the future who is aiming to repair the timeline by wiping out Justin and Kloot. Throughout the game you’ll find yourself switching between the various timelines playing as Justin, Kloot and Julia.
The gameplay throughout Justin Wack and the Big Time Hack is fairly simple point-and-click style. The aim throughout is to solve puzzles by interacting with items where you are and figuring out what their purpose is to you in furthering your progress. Difficulty wise, I wouldn’t say it's overly difficult and alongside this, you can easily press spacebar to find out what you can interact with in the area and even further, there are tips within the game to help you with anything you're stuck on. This accessibility is great because it really means that anyone could pick up Justin Wack and the Big Time Hack and enjoy their time in this crazy, wacky adventure without feeling incapable of progressing for whatever reason. The hint system is excellent as well, because it seems to gauge your progress and helps to nudge you in the right direction and the nudges are excellent. Usually these in-game hints either spoil the answer for you, or they don’t help at all, but in this case they really are an excellent tool which really will allow you to still feel that sense of fulfilment in figuring out the puzzle.
I really liked the art style throughout Justin Wack and the Big Time Hack. Everything looked excellent, but there were some areas that just really shone and added so much character. Alongside the wonderful visuals, the entire game is also voice acted, which was huge for me. Often these point-and-click games become a bit of a slog for me because I struggle to feel engaged with partial voice acting, or no voice acting, so I really enjoyed everything that the various accents and voices brought to the table.
Overall, I really enjoyed Justin Wack and the Big Time Hack. I’m typically not overly enthusiastic about point-and-click games, but this one really grabbed me and ticked all the boxes. It isn’t too short-lived, in fact I’d argue it's pretty long for its genre and provides a lot of content story-wise and alongside this it even looks great and provides some great comedy relief along the way as well. As someone who isn’t generally a fan of this genre, Justin Wack and the Big Time Hack surprised me and is possibly my favourite one that I’ve played.
Lj’s Rating: 4 confused cavemen out of 5.
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