I just played through the Linux version on Desura while making sure both of my Linux boxes are ready (video and sound) for the Steam linux beta (fingers crossed). Having played the free version before, it came as no surprise that this is a really good game, that feels very much like the old classics, while still feeling modern and relevant. It seems to have been influenced heavily by Grim Fandango, which is never a bad thing when it’s pulled off so well.
The main problem I had with the free version was being stuck for a long while, since I couldn’t find the small interactive area that led to the docks. This is thankfully gone from the full version, which has a much better area layout. I’m also a fan of those small Layton-esque puzzles, as long as they don’t detract too much from the story, which I don’t feel that they do in this game, as they’re easy enough to figure out.
It’s also nice to see that the Swedes are able to pull off high quality adventure games. I hope they’ll be able to push out games on a more frequent basis than Cockroach though. The wait for new Dream Machine chapters is killing me. Sadly Norway doesn’t have much in the way of adventure games except The Longest Journey (not counting Dreamfall) and Life of D. Duck.