Publicada: 27 de junho
So, you fancy playing a game with:
- a good story?
- likable characters?
- possibilities to play the hero your way?
- the feeling of gambling a bit and solving easy riddles?
Then keep reading.
I've only finished episode 3 yet (out of 5; lucky for you, I can't spoil the end :)), but I didn't have to go this far to say, the game got me hooked in from the beginning. And no, not because I pretend to be a wolf myself too. And you may say it would be boring to play the detective when we see enough of that on TV. But eventually you want to know everything about the bad guys that hurt you, and you have the company of nice female characters who help you with your investigation and whom you can befriend. Gotta say, the latter kept me liking the game even more. :)
The story combines the world of fables with the all the good and bad things of the real world in an interesting way, I'm really I'm impressed, especially after finding out I could be the Big Bad Wolf, and I would meet Snow White, Beauty, Little Mermaid, The Woodsman, and other interesting characters.
Yes, you can influence the game a lot, how you treat others and how they'll treat you, your actions will have an effect over the continuation of the story. Obviously, that system cannot be perfect, otherwise the number of possible outcomes would lead to a combinatorical explosion. But luckily they put in just enough choices and consquences that will keep the game interesting.
Because you usually have 4 choices to pick from, the game feels like the quiz show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" but without the aids and I think you'll lose more money than you started with. :) Nevertheless, I like that sometimes I have to think about what to do next.
The worst part of the game to be honest, but it would be very bad to judge a game just by its graphics. After all, in the end what matters is if you enjoyed it or not. And at least, less powerful computers can cope with the game. To describe it in short, the foreground objects and people have detailed graphics, while the backgrounds are mostly dull and boring. This cartoonish appearance is still good enough for my taste, although I can understand some people just won't like it no matter what you say to them.
I'm not a guy who puts much effort in paying attention to details, but I think the music of the game is fine. It's not bad, but not super good either. I play the game for the story, and all the music has to do is accompany it by blending in well to the game. And there I saw no error.
The game can be paused by pressing Space anytime, which is a lot of help coz you aren't given much time to decide on your next action. Which is bad because very often I have this problem that I haven't finished hearing the conversation (or reading it for that matter), and I already have to click. And if I don't the game usually picks silence (not responding anything), which is often not what I want. And if you screw up, at least you can restart from the last checkpoint. That doesn't help much though if you are forced to listen over the same conversation in full length. You can't just quickly skip sentences like in ME3. Too bad, but I can live with it. A few times I picked up more information that way, which felt rewarding.
If you feel like a wolf, and you want to play a casual game, that you can pause any time you want, that you can stop anytime you want (it is preferred to wait for checkpoints though), you just want to be part of a story, relive the fables to some extent, and you just want some adventure with some action in it, without too many and too hard puzzles to solve, then you will enjoy this one. Sure, the artwork could have been better, but the game is cheap enough to counter that disadvantage.
I enjoyed the game a lot and I will finish it. I might even replay it to act differently and see what happens.