8-Bit Adventures: The Forgotten Journey
Created as a homage to the classic 8-Bit Role-Playing Games (RPGs) of the '80s and '90s, 8-Bit Adventures tells the story of an old game cartridge on the brink of destruction. Unplayed for years, it now sits lost and forgotten, covered in dust and slowly being reclaimed by the elements. Struggling against the inevitable, this cartridge sets in motion a plan - a plan, it hopes, that will subvert its fate and save the world within its circuits from total annihilation...
Inside the game, three people - a warrior, a thief, and a mage - wake up to find that all the colour has been drained from their world, petrifying all of the townspeople! To restore their home, they must collect the three coloured Orbs by exploring dark dungeons and battling dangerous monsters. But this is only the beginning of their journey...
- 8-Bit Style Graphics Inspired by the Classics
- Over 7 Hours of Gameplay
- Robust 'New Game Plus' Mode almost Doubles Playtime
- Element System adds an extra layer of Complexity to Battles
- Music with Retro Charm
- Plenty of Fun References for those that know their 8-Bit Games
Quite GenericReinhaert | July 7, 2013 | See all Reinhaert's reviews »
As generic as they come, I'm afraid. The game plays on nostalgia and a few mild references to known titles, but it doesn't go much farther than that. The models, even for 8-bit, are very uninspired, the world looks empty and barren and it feels like it's made to not satisfy anyone, even if you're a retro gamer. It tries, but fails. Fighting is traditional turn-based combat with very unsatisfying graphic response. Stay away unless you're the most die-hard fan of RPG ever. It doesn't bring back memories of the golden days of 8-bit gaming as much as it would like to.