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Review of Nine Witches: Family Disruption by mike_stallone

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Rating by mike_stallone posted on Dec 23, 2020 | edit | delete

Best adventure game in 20 years

Great atmosphere, incredible immersion. it’s like playing Indiana Jones 3 or 4 again. Same quality! I think this could be the best adventure game in 22 years, together with Thimbleweed Park.

The map in particular is something never seen before in an adventure, and greatly contributes to the immersion and the sense of setting. Also, the very well done (and skippable) gunfights increase the immersion a lot. (If you don’t like them, you can skip them , asking for the devil’s help).

Very good puzzles also. The game is not easy and you will get stuck, but all puzzles are fair. You understand a game is great when it’s nice to be stuck and wander about, looking at the locations and racking your brain at the same time. This is one of the few games where this happened to me. At that moment you understand it’s a masterpiece.

There are some small flaws: the game doesn’t take itself seriously enough, and makes IMHO too many weak jokes. There are many funny jokes, but also too many recurring “HA HA” jokes which weren’t funny to me. I didn’t mind the toilet humour but there was too much insistence on it. Also, there was way too much fourth wall breaking. Finally, the keyboard controls are not configurable, and walking with the left hand was painful.

But these flaws do not alter the fact that this is possibly the best adventure game since Fate Of Atlantis. Its strengths are just too big.

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Time Played: 5-10 hours
Difficulty: Just Right

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