Posts Tagged ‘The Book Of Unwritten Tales’

Wot I Think: The Critter Chronicles

By John Walker on December 11th, 2012.

A slightly shorter, but still very much full-length sequel to last year’s The Book Of Unwritten Tales features the previous game’s best characters. But can The Critter Chronicles repeat the same grin-inducing entertainment, perhaps this time without falling apart at the end? Here’s wot I think:

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My Word Is Power: The Critter Chronicles

By John Walker on October 31st, 2011.

See, see! Games can still look this lovely!

Not nearly enough people took notice of my review last week and bought adventure The Book Of Unwritten Tales. I mean, I can’t prove that, but I’m assuming people didn’t. People tend not to do things that are good for them. But during it, I made a wish. I said I wanted them to make a game based on one of the characters, Critter. A strange, pink… thing, that babbles in nonsense and is ludicrously adorable. Well, it turns out they are.

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Wot I Think: The Book Of Unwritten Tales

By John Walker on October 28th, 2011.

Well, okay, yes, it is yet another Mission Impossible joke.

A decent full-length adventure game is as rare as a completely uncooked Banjo & Kazooie developer, so when one comes along it’s time to take notice. That’s what we’re doing here. While certainly flawed, if you’ve ever cared about adventure games, then you should find out Wot I Think about The Book Of Unwritten Tales.

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The Book Of Unwritten Tales’ Demo And Date

By Adam Smith on October 17th, 2011.

I guess it must be some kind of book on tape?

A demo approaches! It’s a rather hefty 1.4 gigabyte download containing the majority of the second chapter of The Book Of Unwritten Tales, the comedic fantasy adventure that John is anticipating with some excitement. The version we’re awaiting is an English translation, which seems to be strong, and the original German release received a great deal of praise. The narrative follows three controllable characters, switching between their stories, so having the demo plunge into chapter 2 is no doubt more sensible than it may at first appear. I haven’t had chance to give it a try yet but as a fan of both pointing and clicking, I certainly will be. The full game is out October 28th, the demo is here and there’s a trailer below.

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Hands On: The Book Of Unwritten Tales

By John Walker on September 20th, 2011.

Good grief, I don't think an adventure has ever looked this good.

I’m not sure what I want from an adventure game any more. I’m not even sure I want adventure games any more. When I play modern adventures I find them too simple and lament the lost art of the 90s glory years. When I replay 90s adventures I rediscover quite what obscure, obfuscated nonsenses most of them were. With my teenage patience for leaving a puzzle unsolved for days lost, while still wanting to be equally entertained, perhaps I simply don’t fit the criteria any more? Maybe the world really does just want the unending bilge of a lady detective solving supernatural crime, or sexist cartoons that endlessly self-reference. Maybe what I’m left with are the bite-sized portions of loveliness like Machinarium and The Dream Machine. And then I find myself rather enjoying The Book Of Unwritten Tales.

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