Ben There, Dan That
Ben There Dan That is a hilarious old-school point and click adventure game with the comedy stylings of Day of the Tentacle and Sam and Max Hit the Road. And it's entirely free. That would be enough to get me clicking “Download Now”, but if you're still not convinced, read on.
The art style is charming, truly bizarre and abstract. Poorly drawn characters interact with a colorful but very weird landscape. It's all very silly, which fits the subject matter. The story is about two average British gamers who frequently end up in many ridiculous places. The writing has a very British slant to it, even with a chapter involving “AmericaLand” full of jokes about us Yanks and our terrible beer. It's great writing, the course of the game gave me several side splitting moments.
Not only are the puzzles fairly good, they're straightforward enough that I rarely got a “What the hell where they thinking” vibe from it. And if you don't get it, the developers give a very inventive spoiler free walkthrough on their site. It consists of a letter written by the hyperactive and inarticulate main character about the events in the game.
Why You Should Check This Out: This game is true to the spirit of old-school LucasArts Adventure Games. The writing is top notch and hilarious. The puzzles are pretty good and the developer gives you a spoiler free walkthrough if you're stuck. The art is suitably zany and just fun to watch. It's the length of an old-school adventure game yet it's completely free.