Dear adventure fans,
Here is a summary of reviews & ratings for The Book of Unwritten Tales. Please feel free to add more if you find additional ones (translations of some quotes have been taken from www.metacritic.com:Gaminglives 10/10"The problem with a game such as this is that it's difficult to discuss the game itself without giving away too many spoilers, so the best I can do is to summarise with my own feelings on the experience. The first smile came within seconds of the game starting and my first real belly laugh was within the first thirty minutes. Everything about BoUT transports you away from the mundanity of life and into a beautifully vivid world where anything is possible, and it never ceases to enchant. When the story comes to an eventual close, there is a feeling of satisfaction but with an underlying pang of mourning in knowing that this isn't an RPG where you could perhaps eke out another twenty or thirty hours by dawdling around... this is, unfortunately, game over. With so many dialogue options from which to choose, however, I suspect there may be several ways to reach that final inevitable destination, and that's the best anyone can hope for from a game such as this."
URL: http://www.gaminglives.com/2011/12/26/the-book-of-unwritten-tales-review/The Escapist magazine 5/5"If you're going to try and woo a modern gaming audience with old-fashioned gameplay, you'd better be pretty special. The Book of Unwritten Tales is. It's smart, funny, well-crafted and has tons of heart."
URL: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/reviews/9850-Book-of-Unwritten-Tales-ReviewBrain Lazy 9.9/10"The most thoroughly masterful combination of humor, gameplay, art, and story I have played in years."
URL: http://www.brainlazy.com/article/reviews/book-unwritten-tales-pc-review-2/GameOver.gr 9.5/10"Never in the past decade we've seen such a well-built comedy/ fantasy adventure game, filled to the brim with great narration, sense of purpose and feelings of joy and despair. An absolute must have for every "adventurer"."
URL: http://www.gameover.gr/pc/reviews/The-Book-of-Unwritten-Tales.18094.html Punta e clicca 95 %"Lately I was losing hope, seeing the lack of ideas for adventure games. With this title the hope was rekindled, because we are really faced with something exciting."
URL: http://www.puntaeclicca.com/puntaeclicca/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6729Gamingillustrated 93 %"The Book of Unwritten Tales pays the ultimate homage to the classic point-and-click adventure by honoring the genre’s conventions while also improving on them. It does away with the completely nonsensical puzzles that were an large part of the genre’s earlier entries, yet still maintains a bit of a challenge. The occasional switching from one protagonist’s plight to another’s also gives the game a fresh and unique feel. The graphics and visuals are outstanding. The dialogue is great and the voice actors do a great job of bringing it to life. The Book of Unwritten Tales is a top notch adventure game that any fan of the genre will appreciate."
URL: http://gamingillustrated.com/the-book-of-unwritten-tales-pc-review/The able gamers foundation 9.3/10"I think the game very enjoyable and it pays homage to some of the best point-and-click adventure games from the past. It’s witty and humorous – it makes you feel like you are in on the joke, rather than it being a joke. I found, at times, that I spent a lot of time going back and forth between two scenes, finding objects and solving puzzles."
URL: http://www.ablegamers.com/PC/the-book-of-unwritten-tales-pc.htmlAdventures-united 92 %"With „The Book of Unwritten Tales“ the developers „King Art Games“ created an outstanding adventure game with fantasy setting. There are practically no flaws in the game, but many highlights. First of all there are the lovingly created and colorful graphics, ones of the best ever seen in adventure games."
URL: http://www.adventures-united.com/index.php/reviews-a-previews/reviews/30-review-boutABC.net Australia Good Game Spawn Point 9/10"I highly recommend it. It's funny, it's clever – and just really well made. I'm giving it 9."
URL: http://www.abc.net.au/abc3/goodgamesp/transcripts/s3574434.htmAdventure Gamers 4.5/5"At nearly 4GB, The Book of Unwritten Tales isn't small in size or scope, and provides a huge amount of entertainment from start to end."
URL: http://www.adventuregamers.com/articles/view/18201Adventure Zone 9/10"I didn’t expect much of The Book of Unwritten Tales but I was very pleasently surprised by its quality. [...] It has been a long time since I had such a good adventure on my hard drive."
URL: http://www.adventure-zone.info/fusion/articles.php?article_id=1340Alternative Magazine Online 9/10"The Book of Unwritten Tales is one of the most enjoyable adventure games to have been released in a very long time. Little has been lost in the translation from German to English and the voice acting is superb."
URL: http://alternativemagazineonline.co.uk/2011/11/14/game-review-the-book-of-unwritten-tales-pc/Analizando MAC 4.5/5
URL: http://analizandomac.com/?s=book+of+unwritten+talesCalmdowntom 9/10"So bottom line is – go and get it! What are you doing still just reading about it! Go, play and enjoy!"
URL: http://calmdowntom.com/2011/10/the-book-of-unwritten-tales-review-pc/Digital Noob (EGM now) 9/10"The Book of Unwritten Tales is a pleasant, whimsical jaunt back to the glory days of adventure games, packed full of experiences and characters who remind us why we enjoyed adventure games in the first place. Despite the archaic gameplay design, Book of Unwritten Tales manages to weave an interesting story full of refreshingly presented casual fantasy tropes and mechanics around it, turning an old and plain system into one that doesn’t warrant a second thought as you play. Fans of adventure games and fantasy stories will find a lot to love about the Book of Unwritten Tales–and so will anyone who picks this game up."
URL: http://www.egmnow.com/digitalnoob/the-book-of-unwritten-tales-pc-review/Enternity (Greece) 9/10"The three-dimensional models of the characters blend perfectly with the two-dimensional backgrounds, while the design and the colors could not be more appropriate."
URL: http://www.enternity.gr/Article/The-Book-of-Unwritten-Tales/5612.html?page=2Eurogamer Sweden 9/10"You'll have to go all the way back to 1993 until you can find a game that delivers this much fun. Telltale, this is how you should have done when you resurrected the adventure genre. Beware, you're not alone anymore…"
URL: http://www.eurogamer.se/articles/2011-11-29-recension-the-book-of-unwritten-tales-recensionFinal boss fight 9/10"Sure, the game isn’t going to have you scratching your head in confusion, but it is a decent length and is rife with humour. I don’t doubt that if it had released in the golden age of point-and-click then we’d be looking at a major winner, heck, as I said earlier, maybe it will cause a rebirth of the genre — we can only hope."
URL: http://finalbossfight.co.uk/index.php/video-game-review/review-the-book-of-unwritten-tales/Gamezebo 4.5/5"You don't see too many point-and-click adventures that get the full-on, triple-A treatment these days, but The Book of Unwritten Tales is most definitely one of them. It's an absolutely gorgeous game, filled with oddball characters, laugh-out-loud funny moments and enough old-time adventuring to keep you busy for days. If your heart longs for the glory days of Monkey Island and King's Quest, you need to play this game."
URL: http://www.gamezebo.com/games/book-unwritten-tales/reviewGamezone 9/10"Unwritten Tales is an immeasurably enjoyable game[...]"
URL: http://www.gamezone.com/products/the-book-of-unwritten-tales/reviews/the-book-of-unwritten-tales-reviewGlitch Cat 9/10"At the end of the day, King Art’s The Book of Unwritten Tales is an excellent point-and-click adventure, full of great characters, a funny, refreshing story, and great gameplay that contains nice, challenging puzzles. If you love these type of games, and are especially fond of old-school point-and-clicks, you owe it to yourself to play this gem of a title. Do it."
URL: http://glitchcat.com/?p=2692Godisageek 9/10"What is most surprising is that, for an independently made game, translated from another language, the sense of humour is spot-on, the production values are very high, and the writing is immensely clever. This is undeniably one of the most entertaining original adventure games that has been released in quite some time, and it deserves to get the worldwide release that it has finally achieved, it is just a real shame that it has taken so long."
URL: http://www.godisageek.com/2011/10/book-unwritten-tales-review/IGN 9/10"The Book of Unwritten Tales is a must-own for anyone who loves adventure games, with its stellar writing, gorgeous art, and quotable humor. Throw in the smooth interface, the lack of any normal issues of the genre, and its solid cast, it appeals to gamers of all skills and experience. You simply can’t ask for a better adventure game."
URL: http://m.ign.com/articles/2012/08/15/the-book-of-unwritten-tales-reviewKoku Gamer 9/10"Anyone that likes a good old point and click adventure game, be prepared because “The Book of Unwritten Tales” is going to knock your socks off."
URL: http://kokugamer.com/?p=36860Newgamernation 9/10"If you have room in your heart for one more fantasy parody, The Book of Unwritten Tales is a really excellent and clever piece of satire. It certainly keeps the adventure game tradition live and well, and manages to feel suitably epic in scope."
URL: http://www.newgamernation.com/review-the-book-of-unwritten-tales/PlanetaJogos 9/10"Any true fan of the genre has to take the plunge into this "book", leafing through it with dedication and enjoy one of the best adventure games of recent years."
URL: http://www.planetajogos.pt/the-book-of-unwritten-tales-analise/Randomprodinc 9/10"It is a must have for any fans of the classic point genre but may not appeal to as much of a broad audience as I believe it should. The world is interesting and colourful and has vast inspirations from many popular films. The book of unwritten tales introduced me to a genre I never expected my self to enjoy and I hope it can have the same affect on others."
URL: http://www.randomprodinc.com/the-books-of-unwritten-tales-pc/Screw attack 9/10"It's been a long timesince I played an original point'n'click that I enjoyed this much. If you are a fan of the genre, or of fantasy in general, do NOT miss this one. With a wonderful atmosphere reminiscent of the very best adventure games and an entertaining script that begs for a sequel, The Book of Unwritten Tales reminds me why I fell in love with point'n'click games in the first place."
URL: http://www.screwattack.com/reviews/review-book-unwritten-talesStevivor 9/10"The Book of Unwritten Tales brings together the best elements of the genre to create a near perfect point and click experience. The graphics, sound, interface and sense of humour all combine to make a truly enjoyable game."
URL: http://stevivor.com/review/the-book-of-unwritten-tales/Thegamingreview 9/10"It ticks all the boxes for a great adventure game…"
URL: http://www.thegamingreview.com/2012/07/26/review-the-book-of-unwritten-tales/Tierragamer 9/10"The game features excellent vocals, astonishing graphics, a memorable story, and depth in each of its characters."
URL: http://www.tierragamer.com/index.php/review/the-book-of-unwritten-tales/XLC Gaming Network 9/10"The Book of Unwritten Tales is by far the best point n click adventure game this year."