Well, it was recommended to me as a good adventure game to play with kids, and I read in several places that it was family friendly, and the lady in the bar refused to serve me a drink because it’s a game “suitable for all ages”
I was inspired by all the articles about memories of playing old adventure games with dads, so an updated version of an old adventure game seemed perfect.
(plus I kinda wanted a game with Text for reading practice)
It’s just odd that they updated it, but kept the unnecessarily annoying things too. (I’m sure even a lot of old adventure games let you click ‘move’ on a door to open it, rather than have to move to it, switch to use, use it, switch to move, etc…)
But actually, maybe it was just a bad intro…
Well, I’m gonna use a walkthrough when needed, that’s for sure.
Turns out you can also die from clicking on the lake, at which point you just fall into it and - sudden death. Which was a shock… but it also has autosaves, so at least they’ve updated a few things.
Have the difficulty on minimum, so currently the combat is easy as pie. Hopefully that mostly continues.
It does seem to have improved a lot (crosses fingers).
I hadn’t realised it was so much of an RPG that it had to include the obligatory horrendous opening section that all RPGs have. Spending the first section tramping around boring empty woods trying to find food… urgh. Solution is a pixel hint. Urgh.
But once that was done, it seems to have opened up and there are more interesting places to explore and monsters to fight and things to do.
We’ll see if that continues, or if I have to bring in another game to distract her from it. (steam sale to the rescue? )
I’m tempted by Amanita games (I love Samorost 1&2), but they don’t really have any overarching plot or characters or any text/dialogue.
That looks pretty good. (Though a bit of the English in the dialogue in the first few minutes isn’t correct).