The Book Of Unwritten Tales 2

The first The Book of Unwritten Tales arrived in 2011 and became a surprise hit due to its unusual approach to fantasy adventure and colorful characters. The sequel was developed over 3 years, with a little help of crowdfunding, and represents a triumphant return to the adventure that requires some 30 hours of gameplay. The gang is all here again, and ready to dive into another hilarious escapade in the tiny town of Seastone. Playing as Wilbur the gnome mage, Ivo the elven princess, Nate the human adventurer, and his pet, the mini-walking carpet Critter will go through the five chapters of the story that will take us to various diverse locations, from airborne pirate city, dark woods full of ghosts, to lost desert town Lorem Ipsum.

As it was the case with the first game, the sequel brings back fantastic art animation and voice acting. The story is not as deep as it was in the first game, though, and characters could be more developed, but in the end, it is not something worth complaining since even falling a bit short from excellence provides sufficiently satisfactory results. The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is still a very enjoyable adventure with high production values and a lot of heart put into it.

The story continues some years after the fateful battle over the control of the Artefact of Divine Fate. After the good people of Avantasia defeated Arch Witch Mortroga’s Army of the Shadows, the artifact he’s hidden away in a secret location, although it managed to alter reality in some interesting ways. Since then, the uneasy peace has been made between the realms. The story begins with Nate falling down from the sky in a very literal way. Now his only hope is the most anxious genie from the lamp of all time. After a while, we meet another Nate, or rather N8, that reconstructs the mechanical castle in what’s turned out to be the gameplay tutorial. Meanwhile, princes Ivo has her own troubles, being forced to deal with an immaculate conception (you know, the way Jesus and Anakin Skywalker were conceived), while Wilbur made a huge fuss which turned entire city of Sandstone into Barbieland post-apocalypse. Apparently, they are all on the deep end.

The Book Of Unwritten Tales 2 Nintendo Switch

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is the true old school styled adventure, which is a total rarity in this time. More so, the point and click execution and sheer wittiness this game is full to the brim with, remind us of the days long gone when adventures were exciting even without the use of action. It was a really good feeling to reminiscence the old games in which heroes were flawed and PG rating wasn’t automatically for kids.

This game is painstakingly detailed, with cohesive quests, engaging script and user-friendly mechanics. The production values are also supreme, with gorgeous art, peaceful music and great voice acting. On the other hand, the story lacks the feeling of urgency, the characters could have been better developed and the game is filled not only with wit and heart but the bugs too. But these flaws shouldn’t prevent any fan of the old school point and click adventures to spend 30 hours with this game.

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This game is painstakingly detailed, with cohesive quests, engaging script and user-friendly mechanics. The production values are also supreme, with gorgeous art, peaceful music and great voice acting. On the other hand, the story lacks the feeling of urgency, the characters could have been better developed and the game is filled not only with wit and heart but the bugs too. But these flaws shouldn't prevent any fan of the old school point and click adventures to spend 30 hours with this game.

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