This is a really good, true Adventure Game. I like hard puzzles, and I wouldn’t say this qualifies as “very hard”, but it’s very well balanced. It’s just enough to stump you for a while, but not enough that you HAVE to go to a walkthrough. That’s a very fine line, and they really do it well. There’s a good variety of puzzles. It feels like the game really paces itself and adds good Adventure Game variety nicely and doesn’t end too soon. The story and characters start out kinda weird, maybe it’s the German sensibility, but it was kinda nice after a while to not necessarily go through the same exact format of American fantasy stories.
All in all, this is a really well done adventure game every old school fan of the genre would enjoy. It feels like the old games, without all the hand holding and “casualness” of current games that the writers at AdventureGamers seem to love. The graphics are hand drawn and gorgeous.
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Time Played: 10-20 hours
Difficulty: Just Right