Regular Treehouse frequenters will know that I, the good Doc Zaius, am the worlds biggest adventure gaming fan. In fact I would go as far as saying that if I could only play one genre for the rest of my days, I would pick adventures. The last few years have seen somewhat of a return to form for this often forgotten type of title and continuing this phoenix like rise from the ashes is The Book of Unwritten Tales.
Here is the offical blurb:
“Only the elderly remember a world without fear…
In a world torn by war, the aged gremlin archaeologist Mortimer McGuffin discovers a reference to a legendary artefact of unimaginable power. Whoever holds this treasure in their hands will determine the fate of the world.
While the Army of the Shadows sends out its best agents on the merciless hunt for the artefact, the Alliance’s three heroes find themselves involuntarily drawn into the crisis…
- An epic story providing about 20 hours of gameplay
Multi-character gameplay. You can play as Wilbur, Nate, Ivo, and the Critter, in turn or simultaneously to solve some of the tougher puzzles of the game
Excellent character animation with fine-tuned facial animations
Numerous crazy characters — from two-headed ogres and vegetarian dragons to moronic mummies and good-natured zombies
An extensive game world with detailed graphics and more than 60 elaborate locations
Over 200 mind-boggling puzzles and more than 300 items that can be used and combined
highly detailed, zoom-able 2D backgrounds with real-time 3D characters in Full HD (supports screen resolutions of up to 1920×1200 pixels)”
If you like the sound of this one as much as we do then head on over to Steam, GOG.com, Gamestop Impulsedriven, GameFly and all other good retailers where you can pick up the Standard Edition for £17.99, or the Digital Deluxe Edition £19.99 which includes “the Soundtrack (22 tracks), a fondly designed making of booklet (47 pages), as well as a short video about the making of a character.”