Review: Lair Of The Clockwork God – A Humorous Attempt At Mashing Together Two Opposing Genres

Ben and Dan hit the road.

Ben and Dan are somewhat unsung heroes of gaming. Their first two games, the sadly PC-only Ben There, Dan That! and Time Gentlemen, Please! were extremely traditional Lucasarts-esque point-and-click adventure games, featuring designers Ben Ward and Dan Marshall as – nominally – themselves.

Eleven years after their time-travelling adventure, Ben and Dan have returned in Lair of the Clockwork God, a genre-melding mash-up of their classic point-and-click antics with the more en vogue indie platform game – an uneasy styles clash that’s humorously weaved into the very meta-narrative.

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