Manual Samuel launched a few days ago and, in a very short period of time, it became a tiny hit for famous gamers. When you are looking for a very entertaining indie game with a fun story and some dark humor, look no further, this is definitely a title to try out at least.
Perfectly Paranormal’s indie adventure was launched on October 14 2016 and it has already been noticed by famous gamers such as JackSepticEye, which can only mean it will become a famous exploit soon enough. You can choose to play the campaign solo or with a friend, because Manual Samuel lets you play in co-op as well… if you manage to control half of Samuel while your friend controls the other half. AND you can use a Steam controller while playing it. It may make things easier, you know.
As the title says, the eponymous Samuel is the one you will have to manually control and help in his mischievous endeavor. A self-entitled rich brat, Samuel has the misfortune to die in an accident and gets to Hell, his only escape back to humanity being a deal with the Grim reaper. But will he manage to live for 24 hours by manually controlling his actions? (only if YOU manage to control his every breath!) As his guardian angel, you – the player – have to control his walk, his hands, his breath and eyes, his driving and working; basically everything.
Nothing will be easy for Manual Samuel, but Death is there with you to throw sand in your wheels at every turn. But every story of death, love and redemption has charm, especially when the hand-drawn characters and backgrounds look very very funny. And let us not forget the catchy commentaries from the narrator – absolute pleasure! It’s no wonder it all feels so interactive, since the game uses 600 lines of well-thought dialogue! When it comes to characters, you get lots of common stereotypes and clichés, but I have a feeling it is all intended to be so.
The consensus over Manual Samuel is favorable, with everyone loving the script, snarky remarks and overall satire of the story. Among the less pleasurable aspects of the game you will find the controls, which become frustrating at times. Having to control everything at the same time requires a lot of dexterity. I personally found controlling the character very difficult at times, especially during the “boss fights”. Some players say that using a controller simplifies things considerably.
Manual Samuel can be found on Steam, where you will have to pay $10 in order to add it to your library. Right now you can save $2 on it! If you feel like this could be an adventure for you and your best friend, give the game a second look via the widget below: