22 November 2011

The Book of Unwritten Tales

Gaming Genres: Graphical Adventure
Story Genres: Adventure, Comedic, Fantasy, Meta
Graphical Styles: 2.5D, Hand-Drawn, Cartoon
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X
Pricing Model: Pay $
Developer(s): King Art
Publisher(s): HMH Interactive, Crimson Cow, Lace Mamba
Initial Release Date: April 2, 2009
Website(s): Homepage
The Book of Unwritten Tales is a humorous Point & Click homage to the RPG and fantasy genre. In a world torn by war, the aged gremlin archaeologist Mortimer MacGuffin harbours the dark secret of a powerful artefact. Whoever calls this artefact his own, will determine the fate of the world. While the Army of the Shadows sends out its best and most devious agents to discover the secret, the Alliance's four heroes find themselves involuntarily drawn into the crisis.

The Book of Unwritten Tales is an incredibly solid graphic adventure with two main strengths and no real weaknesses. It has some very welcome action sequences, some of the best done multiple playable characters I have ever seen, and if I am being generous I might even include the fully voiced cast as a noteworthy feature. And that is not to say that the rest of the game is not worthy of praise; the fantasy/meta plot and dialogue is better then most and enjoyable, the puzzles are similarity not quite great but likely better then average, and last (but certainty not least) the graphics are a very well done animation.

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Indieness: Almost Indie
Play?: Must Play

1 comment:

  1. Still haven't played this one, but I know I'll love it.