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[PlayStation 5] Life of Delta Review

[PlayStation 5] Life of Delta Review
EdEN
  • On November 1, 2023

Life of Delta from Daedalic Entertainment and Airo Games is a point and click adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world. Learn more in our Life of Delta review!

 

Life of Delta from Daedalic Entertainment and Airo Games is a point and click adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world. The Great War has wiped out all humans. The only ones who remain are the decaying service robots and the humanoid lizards born from the nuclear fallout. You’ll be taking on the role of the titular character, who finds himself alone when, one day, a group of rather bulky humanoid lizards come knocking on the door and take Joe with them. With his friend gone, Delta embarks on a journey to try and find him before it’s too late!

You’ll be exploring 25 hand-painted levels set in post-apocalyptic Japan as you solve dozens of puzzles and mini-games that will present you with different ways of finding the right way to complete each challenge. The game’s story also features animated cutscenes. Your adventure will be complemented with a soothing yet doomy soundtrack fit for this robotic/lizardry post-apocalyptic experience.

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Since this one is a point and click adventure game, that means you’ll be using the left or right analog sticks to move a cursor around the screen so that you can then press the X button to have Delta move here or there as needed. You can use the cursor and the X button to interact with objects or characters as needed. Pressing and holding down the R2 button will slow down the cursor’s movement. You can press the L1 and R1 buttons to switch between any hotspots near Delta. To remind yourself of your current objectives, press the L2 button.

 

Since this one has several puzzles and mini-games for you to take on, talking a bit too much about them could ruin your experience, especially since this is a game that, depending on your experience with the genre, should take you around 4-5 hours to complete. Because of this, I’ll only talk about the first couple of puzzles you’ll have to solve to be able to leave Joe’s house and search for him.

Delta wakes up without much energy left in his battery, and with the front door wide open, he wonders where Joe is. He tries to leave the house, but since he would risk running out of energy very soon after leaving the house, he decides it would be best to first get his battery fully charged. Unfortunately, the charger is locked, and he needs Joe’s card to get it up and running! Near him are a metal ball, a piece of rubber, a broken radio, and a locked safe box.

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By interacting with the broken radio and changing between frequencies, you’ll notice that some of the buttons on the right side of the radio light up in a specific order. This is your cue to input that same sequence for the buttons on the safe box! Doing this will reward you with a small key. Luckily, Joe’s card is near the counter to the right of the radio, so grabbing that one will also add it to Delta’s inventory. The inventory can be accessed by moving the cursor to the upper left corner of the screen.

 

By inserting Joe’s card into the battery charger, you’ll be presented with a new puzzle. You’ll have to find the correct symbol combination to be able to charge up the cells that will then be used to charge up Delta’s battery. On the screen will be several triangles that you’ll have to press to match the image on the upper right corner of the battery charger’s display. Some triangles will add orange circles, some will add red circles, and some will add yellow circles.

Once you find the right ones to click on to match the figure, you’ll need to continue doing so with each new pattern that is presented to you until all triangles have been removed and the cells are fully charged. Oh, and before you leave the house, don’t forget to use the key that you got from the safe box to open the cage on the right side of the room so that you can take the yellow bird with you!

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The next sequence will be an easy one to complete. You’ll learn that Joe was taken by soldiers to Megacity because he saved you from being decommissioned. A robot and his son outside of Joe’s house will tell you this much. Since Megacity is very far away, you’ll need to find a way to fly there. The nearby trader mentions he can take you to town where a drifter has a plane that could take you to Megacity, but you first need to pay his fee. He has his eyes set on a flag that is hanging from the bridge above him.

 

Remember how I mentioned you should get the bird out of its cage before leaving Joe’s house? You’ll be able to use it in a trade with young R27, who will give you his broken slingshot in return. A broken slingshot might not sound like much, but if you happened to, say, have a piece of rubber to fix it, that would mean you’d end up with a fully functional slingshot! And since you also grabbed a metal ball from inside of Joe’s place, you can then use the newly repaired slingshot and the metal ball to knock down the flag so that you can pay the trader for a ride into town.

And now, let’s talk about the trophies! Life of Delta has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy waiting for you. The list is split into 11 Bronze trophies, 7 silver trophies, and 4 Gold trophies. The trophies will pop at a steady pace as you progress further and further into the game, so once you complete this journey, you’ll have a new shiny Platinum trophy for your collection. You can get some extra help by checking out this Life of Delta Trophy Guide.

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Life of Delta is a fun point and click adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world. Its logic is not as convoluted as its predecessors, and it mixes fetch quests for this or that item with some mini-games that help to keep you going until the end. I did run into a couple of bugs during which the game failed to respond to my inputs after interacting with a specific item, but this happened early in the game, and I had a recent save to revert to after closing and rebooting the game. It should take you around 4-5 hours to make it to the end of your journey depending on your expertise with point and click adventure games. Life of Delta is out on PlayStation 5 with a $19.99 asking price.

Disclaimer
This Life of Delta review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Daedalic Entertainment.

Review Overview

A fun point and click adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world
7.5
7.5

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