Reviews for Oknytt (NA)


Nordic mythology in a smart adventure game

mahon | Aug. 5, 2013 | See all mahon's reviews »

Although some people consider adventure games long dead, I must disagree. Especially now that many great adventure games come not only from the big brands, but often from indie developers. And I don't mean any action adventures, but traditional point-and-click adventures. Oknytt is one of them. Instead of resorting to digitally rendered graphics, the authors chose to go with traditional drawn/painted background artwork for their game. The whole game is accompanied by very limited palette of muted and dark colors, which are perfectly fitting! You control a small creature, and try to solve puzzles and pursue quests in the best point-and-click manner. But there's a twist that sets the game apart from many others - you can use a few weird runes, which have mysterious functions. Each of them alters the world in some way and is somehow related to one element: fire, water, earth and air. If you are a fan of adventure games, you should not ignore this title.