The Book of Unwritten Tales - Standard Edition
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In a world torn by war, the aged gremlin archaeologist Mortimer MacGuffin harbors the dark secret of a powerful artifact. Whoever calls this artifact his own, will determine the fate of the world.
While the Army of the Shadows sends out its best and most devious agents to discover the secret, the Alliance's four heroes find themselves involuntarily drawn into the crisis...
Humorous Point & Click homage to the RPG and fantasy genre.
About 20 hours of gameplay in a massive game world with detailed graphics.
Multi-character gameplay: Play as Wilbur, Nate, Ivo, and the Critter - in turn or simultaneously - and use the skills of your heroes wisely.
Meet numerous crazy characters - from two-headed ogres and vegetarian dragons to good-natured zombies.
Solve over 150 mind-boggling puzzles and discover more than 300 items that can be used and combined.
Game for everyone.Furrek | Jan. 23, 2015 | See all Furrek's reviews »
You don't need to be adventure games fan to love The Book of Unwritten Tales. It's a great game. Graphics really fits this fairy tale game and with fantastic music it builds something amazing. This game have also great humour and references to some more popular games and movies. It's not a short game and you will need more than one night to complete it. It's long enough to become acquainted with the characters. The Book of Unwritten Tales is a game that everyone will enjoy, so don't hesitate. It's worth every price.
Great adventure game that you'll remember for long timegitlab | Jan. 1, 2015 | See all gitlab's reviews »
It passed almost 10 years when i was playing an point and click adventure game(Syberia), so when i start to play this one i asked myself why i don't play that genre games more often. Because now i know i what i missed. The book of unwritten tales is one great experience that you will not forget for some time. Game with great graphics, awesome puzzles and lots of humor(especially converted to World Of Warcraft), that will make you laugh. Good storyline in 5 chapters will push u to play to the end of game. Only complaint that i have is perhaps is a little too short. Definitely recommended to all fans of the genre and others who want real fun
A P&C I Actually Enjoyedmushclone298 | Oct. 8, 2014 | See all mushclone298's reviews »
Story 22/25 Graphics 21/25 Sound 20/25 Gameplay 20/25
I generally hate P&Cs, by hate,I mean dreadfully seriously LOATHE them. I don't know why. When I do play them I usually enjoy the story and hate the gameplay (loathe it), so maybe I'm just impatient. It doesn't have the MOST convoluted, highly unlikely plot in a game, but who cares, this game is really funny and I just loved it. The graphic style really plays in with the fairly lack of seriousness. The sound ... uhm ... was nice ... I guess. Voice acting was good. Anyway, this game really made me want to figure stuff out on my own and some things were fairly logical to figure out, but I did have to refer to a guide a number of times as I also generally suck at these games and can almost never do something exactly how it needs to go. Anyway, good game, funny, get it on sale, shut up and go away.
This will be a classic in my bookrconstantinegmg | Nov. 7, 2013 | See all rconstantinegmg's reviews »
I hadn't played an adventure game since the '90s. I honestly didn't know if I would still like them or not, but I had fond memories of games like the King's Quest series and those from Lucas Arts. All of the games I choose, I try to choose for the story. This one did not disappoint.
The art is great, the music is too. The characters are very likable - maybe even loveable. The comedy is appropriate and effective. I definitely laughed out loud a few times. The puzzles aren't overly convoluted; you can figure them out.
I would really like a sequel (with the same characters) if they can keep up the quality of the story and puzzles.
My only complaint would be that I would have liked more fast travel options. A few spots can get tedious walking back and forth between places.
Still, this is an instant classic. Well done. Well done.
Charming adventure gameDesidiosus | Sept. 16, 2013 | See all Desidiosus's reviews »
The Book of Unwritten Tales is a 3D point-and-click adventure game set in a fantasy world. The game consists of 5 fairly lengthy chapters, although the last chapter was very short compared to the others. The page says the game has about 20 hours of gameplay, but it only took me about 11 hours, but I would consider myself to be an adventure game veteran.
The graphics are pre-rendered in 16:10 aspect ratio, which means that on other aspect ratios there will be black bars on the sides. I have a 16:9 monitor so there were a bit over 1 cm wide black bars on each side of the screen. Aside from that minor issue the graphics are good and the environment looks very detailed.
The story is good, although it's a pretty standard fantasy story. You must find a powerful artifact and not let the evil forces get it. The somewhat silly world and the charming characters make the story a lot better. For example there are 2 NPCs playing a fantasy RPG, in which they must fill tax forms and do other mundane real life tasks. The dialogue is also pretty funny and contains several nods to other games like the Monkey Island series.
I found the puzzles to be easy and simple. I never really had to look for any items as you could get almost all of them on the first time you entered that area. The interactable hotspots disappeared once you no longer needed them or if you had interacted with them for a couple of times. You also had to interact with everything once before you could pick it up, which I learned pretty quickly. That basically meant that all the hotspots remaining after going through them all would be used in a puzzle. The inventory system made everything even simpler as the game showed a text when you could combine two items.
The game is fully voice acted and I thought the voice acting was pretty good. The music wasn't that great, but it was often barely noticeable. There are subtitles available in the game, but they don't show during the few cutscenes the game have.