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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:Two nations, divided by a common language, July 10, 2020
Bored of the Rings developers Delta 4 followed up their cult hit with The Big Sleaze, a sendup of hardboiled detective novels in the tradition of Raymond Chandler and Mickey Spillane. Rather than just being an extended gag, however, the game does a good job at actually being a game. Its puzzles are mostly reasonable, and the adventure is long and meaty enough to reward a playthrough.
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- Denk, April 23, 2017
- Zagrebo (Glasgow, Scotland), January 12, 2009
Text adventures from the 80's are an acquired taste these days but I find "The Big Sleaze" every bit as hilarious now as I did when it first came out. The storyline is nothing special - you play a detective hired to solve a mystery - but the game is written with such wry and witty humour that it's often easy to overlook such minor failings. Guess the verb mars the gameplay in a few places (a common characteristic of adventures from that time) and the time-based system (certain things only occur at certain times and if you happen to miss them they're missed for good) doesn't help matters, but for a pure slice of 80's comedy nostalgia, you can't come across much better than this.
-- David Whyld
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