Lancelot's Hangover: The Quest for the Holy Booze (PC) Review

By Josh Di Falco 26.10.2020

Review for Lancelot

The PC games library is filled with many weird and wacky titles, and Lancelot's Hangover: The Quest for the Holy Booze is the latest addition. With a single developer behind this entire title, Jean-Baptiste de Clerfayt has brought this Kickstarter-backed experience to life. Drawing inspirations from many different sources, this is a 2D point-and-click adventure title that combines the quirkiness and outrageous humour of Monty Python, with the magazine-styled cut-and-paste art design. The story revolves around Sir Lancelot being sent on a mission "from God" to claim the holy grail and throw the biggest party England has ever seen, all the while trekking around the place in his pink underwear, and holding a beer that he is forbidden to drink. Time to get the party started!

If anyone has seen plenty of Monty Python, then expect to see similar scenes of outrageousness in Lancelot's Hangover. This is one experience that does not hold back, and there's no stone it won't leave unturned. The jokes are over-the-top, crude, rude and downright offensive to the wrong people. Lancelot's Hangover is not for everyone, as it does deal with themes and concepts that can be a touchy subject for some. For those who are brave enough to jump into it, there are plenty of moments that may bring about a few headshakes, maybe even a hand over the mouth, or in some cases a complete drop of the head due to disbelief.

Beyond the rude jokes and explicit imageries, Lancelot's Hangover is a standard point-and-click adventure title, with various areas to explore and items to collect. Each section has an abundance of puzzles to solve, and items in the inventory bag can be combined to make a new item. Basically, everything here is pretty elementary for those who are accustomed to the style of the LucasArts games of old. Unfortunately, all of the puzzles here are quite easy to work out, and there is rarely any obstacle that provides enough of a challenge. However, that's not to say that this is less enjoyable due to the low-level difficulty - the puzzles are here to provide a minor challenge, nothing more.

Screenshot for Lancelot's Hangover: The Quest for the Holy Booze on PC

Lancelot's Hangover is also not a very long experience - the entire story can be completed in under six hours, though this is largely contributed by the fact that challenges and puzzles weren't overly difficult to begin with. However, the short game duration feels just about right - towards the final act of the story, the jokes and humour begin to wear thin, and the outrageous moments of hilarity often results in just eye-rolls - but for the most part, the humour carries well across the game with each moment more outrageous than the former.

In terms of the user interface, the point-and-click concept is fine for the most part. Lancelot's Hangover is missing some quality-of-life changes such as the option to bind the ability to open the inventory to a key, or even being able to scroll through the inventory with the mouse-wheel, rather than just clicking the up or down arrows. The art design also mimics highly detailed, but quick drawings, which is part of the charm and style of the Lancelot's Hangover. However, in some cases it can also be tricky to spot certain things in the various scenes - though by holding the space bar, there is an overlay that places an 'X' on the various things that can be interacted with.

Screenshot for Lancelot's Hangover: The Quest for the Holy Booze on PC

Cubed3 Rating

6/10
Rated 6 out of 10

Good

Lancelot's Hangover: The Quest for the Holy Booze is a fun adventure that doesn't take things too seriously - with over-the-top humour and plenty of outrageous moments. It's a short trip (read: acid trip) down into wonderland, where nothing is taken too seriously, though some of the humour provides commentary on some issues in the real world. If experiencing a Monty Python classic sounds like a fun time, then Lancelot's Hangover may be worth jumping into. Of course, it's best to go in by leaving any offense at the door, and go with the flow of what this has to offer.

Developer

Jean-Baptiste de Clerfayt

Publisher

Jean-Baptiste de Clerfayt

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  6/10

Reader Score

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