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Manual Samuel

Meet Samuel, he’s handsome, wealthy and most importantly – dead. A deal with Death gives Samuel one last chance to live again if he can survive a whole day doing everything manually. Manual Samuel is a classic adventure game with a wild twist. After making a deal with Death, our hero, the spoiled rich-kid Samuel, must survive for 24 hours controlling his entire body manually. From breathing and blinking to driving and working, all these tasks will fall to you. It won’t be easy, with Death himself tagging along for the ride, you might be in some very deep feces!
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

Another simple adventure game that's more about story than anything else, and this one packs an amusing little story into it that's definitely worth a few laughs. No bugs or issues in my play through so not much to complain about. If you enjoy adventure games you might like this one too!

Review from Steam

Nobody reads those so I will say that I'm gay.

Review from Steam

Manual Samuel for the most part is a fun, quirky game.
As the name suggests, you control Sam's bodily functions such as walking, blinking and breathing, manually.
Along the way, there's a decent amount of minigames to switch up the gameplay in between.
It's short, which is a complaint a lot of people who played this game have.
But in my opinion, what matters in a game is not the time you get out of it, but what the game manages to accomplish with the time it's given.
The main problem I had with this game was the obnoxious script, like the game is trying way too hard to be funny.
For example the "feces" joke was as overused as a one-hit-wonder song. It became grating towards the end.
As Vaas from Farcry said, "One time is funny, two times is f*****g annoying".
The main character, Sam, feels underutilised, he kinda just seems like a player puppet and nothing more, it would've been cool to hear him give his opinion on stuff or even just get more dialogue for him.
I get that it's not meant to be a serious game/story and you can have that, but you could've made it even better by adding a bit more personality and character development even in a game like this.
If anything, it would've probably made the script (which honestly is the thing that brings the game down for me) more enjoyable.

Review from Steam

YANOGA REVIEW
Little notice: I completed the game and its only very short.
GRAPHICS - ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
It looks really nice, with hand drawn style artwork that looks an awful lot like a traditionally animated cartoon.Credit to the particularly small team behind the game, I’ve seen AAA-titles with less care taken over the aesthetic.
MUSIC - ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Enjoyable music-loop but nothing to especially talk about.
STORY - ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Samuel is an asshole – a rich & arrogant douchebag who has never done a hard day’s work in his entire life. After getting hit and losing his life, Death shows up giving him one chance to bring him back on one condition: live manually for 24 hours. Very dark humour with breaking the fourth wall and definitly the reason to play time game
GAMEPLAY - ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Every single action you do is controlled by a button on the controller, meaning you can’t walk with a push of the analogue stick or do something menial by pressing the action button.
Manual Samuel is a short but interesting title, however its gameplay gets very repetitive and infuriating quickly with the constant blinking and breathing while having a kind of unique idea with manual every bodypart on his own. Some scenes can become a little boring but the novelty will carry you through the majority of the game and the humour will take you the rest of the way like in every adventure-game
WORTH BUYING - ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Manual Samuel is a low priced game for what it is. I enjoyed my time with it, found its attempts at humour to be consistently charming. The humour, gameplay and art won’t be for everyone but this is a breath of fresh air in the adventure-genre
LENGTH : 1 Hour
BUGS : No

PRICE : Paid 2€

DIFFICULTY : Medium-Hard
FINAL:
70 / 100
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Review from Steam

I don't even know what to say, breathing is annoying but hey at least death was fun and did a kickflip and the narrator commited suicide, could be worse ig

Review from Steam

Breathing and blinking is way harder in this game than in real life

Review from Steam

i can't get pass the job area. with the automatic door.