Garbled nonsense sounds make up the speech audio, while the music is suitably epic at times. We're not sure whether the two scores laid on top of each other are intentional, but let's assume that they are.
Incredibly endearing pixel art that beautifully homages both the point-and-click adventures and side-scrolling platformers it's riffing on. The game also isn't above taking the piss out of itself and its artistic affectations.
Taking on retro platform games and the classic point-and-click, Lair of the Clockwork God could have quite easily fudged both. But it doesn't, instead managing to be really good as platformer and adventure, albeit ever-so-slightly fiddly at times.
An amply-proportioned story (and a visual novel prequel called 'Devil's Kiss' that tells the story of how Ben and Dan met at school) make up a generous package. The writing is great, too, so don't be surprised if you fancy playing it more than once.
A serviceable list, but one that demands use of a walkthrough. There's no way you'll work them all out on your own. There are inventive achievements here, but the majority are far too easy to miss altogether.