The Critter Chronicles tell the story of how adventurer Nate Bonnett and Critter, his hairy sidekick, first met, all set before their appearance in Wilbur’s and Ivo’s adventure in The Book of Unwritten Tales.Read full description
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While the story itself is nothing award winning, developers got the right idea of making the game about two of the best and most interesting characters from the first game. No punching bags like elf lady or Wilbur, just a guy loving adventure and his good old friend, critter. Graphics are nice, music is good, puzzles are way too easy, but the jokes are way more funny than in the first game, mostly because it's not reference/memefest for the sake of meme like Borderlands series is. While the game can feel short (5-7 hours depending on how many sierra/lucasarts games you've played), but it's way better than original. Strongly recommended.
As point and click adventure games go, it's a great game - wacky characters, the puzzles and story make sense, and there's just enough humour to make you smile every now and then. But you really should play The Book of Unwritten Tales first - although this is a prequel, the characters on their own don't explain enough about the world or who they are, meaning you'l miss out on a lot of the experience. Good length with no bugs or crashes - a great way to spend a weekend.
If you loved Book of Unwritten Tales, you MUST buy this game. In this prequel you play as Captain Nate and...the Critter, of course, searching to avoid the terrible Ma'Zaz. During your quest, you will experiment pretty much the same gameplay of the first episode: dialogue and tons of logical puzzles. Yes, the puzzles are not to easy or too hard to think about, but you can raise the difficult bard by selecting the hard difficulty. Yes, there are two difficult levels, and on the second some helps are taken away and some puzzles are hard to solve. But why the price of 20€ (16 thanks to GMG promotion)? Easy: because this isn't a data disk, but a brand new chapter of Book of Unwritten Tales saga. To beat the game, in fact, you will need around ten hours on hard, pretty much the same time I used to achieve the first game. If you loved the first games, you'll buy this. Ah, I almost forgot: parodies. A lot of parodies.I found one of Portal from Valve but, of course, there are a high number of this hidden through the dialogues.
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