Four Last Things Game Is A Sinfully Delightful Bucket List Of Fun

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Four Last Things
Four Last things is a new mobile point-and-click adventure that leads you on a sinfully delightful quest towards absolution. KICKSTARTER

On Thursday, indie game dev Joe Richardson released his debut iOS game, Four Last Things. After spending a little time with the point-and-click adventure, we can honestly say it’s one of the more unique offerings on the app store right now. Due to the irreverent nature of the game, we wouldn’t recommend it to everyone, but for those who find humor in the antics of Monty Python’s Holy Grail, this should be right up your alley.

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Four Last Things utilizes an irreverent style of humor reminiscent of Monty Python's Holy Grail. Photo: Player.One

Four Last Things is set in the Renaissance era, indeed, the scenery, music, and characters have been taken in their entirety from paintings and compositions of the time period. The adventure begins with a dream sequence where a slovenly fool -- the protagonist of our story -- is dreaming of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden as they commit the original sin. As soon as the sin is committed a host of demonic forces descend upon Adam which causes the fool to jolt awake from his slumber. The dream has made an impact on the fool as he rushes to a local parish to confess of his many sins, in hopes of absolution. In speaking to the local bishops, however, the fool is soon faced with a dilemma. Since the majority of the fool’s sins have been committed in the neighboring parishes of Lubeck and Nuremberg, the bishops are unable to absolve him of his many sins.

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Four Last Things by Joe Richardson Photo: Player.One

Desperate to find forgiveness, the holy men finally give in a share with the fool a “loophole” in the absolution rule. If the fool can go out and commit each of the seven deadly sins at least once inside the borders of his parish then he can confess and be absolved. The entire scenario, of course, seems beyond ridiculous, but that’s the real beauty of the game. For the duration of the adventure, your fool is on a mission to complete all seven sins, which requires exploring the environment, communicating with the locals, completing certain tasks and solving various puzzles in order to check of your sinful bucket list and move on to the “Four Last Things”, which for those who aren’t up on their Catholic religious coursework, demarks the last four stages of the soul’s life and afterlife: Death and Judgment , then Heaven or Hell.

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The puzzles in Four Last Things can pose quite a challenge, which makes the adventure all the more fun. Photo: Player.One

Some of the sins are easier to commit, but others can be downright daunting (good luck solving the Clerk’s Office riddle in one go). If you keep your eyes and ear open and exhaust every action that is available in the game, you’ll soon enough find your way. While there were moments where I wished some of the characters played a deeper role or had more ways in which you could interact with them. Regardless, the game is still chock full of ridiculous humor that makes you want to explore every nook and cranny so as not to miss any of it.

Four Last Things is available now on the Google Play and Apple App store for $3.99. If you’re looking for a casual bit of fun this week, it’s worth checking out.
 

 
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Four Last Things
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Four Last Things Game Is A Sinful Bucket List Of Fun
Four Last things is a new mobile point-and-click adventure that leads you on a sinfully delightful quest towards absolution.
  • -unique design
  • -quirky Monty Python-style humor
  • - challenging puzzles
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