[PS4 Review] The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
Excellent adventure game9.5
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is a point and click adventure game from King ART Games that took to Kickstarter in 2014 to secure the funds needed to develop the game. It ended up going past it’s modest $65,000 goal to end up at around $110,000, and now the game has been brought to Sony’s PlayStation 4 with the help of Nordic Games so that those that don’t do their gaming on a PC can get a chance to enjoy this superb adventure game.
A new adventure from KING Art, the creators of The Book of Unwritten Tales, The Critter Chronicles and The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief A fantasy story with over 20 hours of pointing and clicking The trademark BoUT-humor, lovingly spoofing LotR, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Discworld, The Hobbit, WoW and more Hundreds of weird, yet oddly logical puzzles The well-proven ‘Multi-Character-Gameplay’ An ensemble of quirky characters, both well-established and brand-new Projection Mapping technology unites the merits of 2D and 3D styles and technique An epic soundtrack with all the classics and many new compositions.
As you can tell from the trailer above, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is a fun and colorful fantasy adventure game that will offer players the chance to control several characters separately as their stories slowly being to connect here and there as they progress in the game. Since PS4 owners have probably never played The Book of Unwritten Tales, I must mention that this won’t be a problem because even though the sequel does nod in the general direction of the first game in the series not knowing what happened in the first game never gets in the way of enjoying this polished release.
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 starts with players controlling Ivo, an Elf princess who hasn’t been feeling well lately, which is odd because elves rarely fall sick to a disease… but rarely doesn’t mean never. She must, therefore, search for a way to find out what is going on. By playing through Ivo’s section players will get to learn the basics of controlling characters in The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, and they’ll learn about examining objects both in each area as well as in their inventory, along with combining
Soon after the sequence with Ivo, players will then take control of Wilbur, a very particular gnome who is also a mage, a rare thing considering there’s only been one other gnome mage in all of history. He is currently a teacher at a magic school, mainly because there aren’t enough mages around to cover all classes. The school is in very bad shape and, for some reason, players will end up being tasked with cleaning the school, which definitely isn’t a task for a teacher! This particular chapter also includes an awesome section where Wilbur will travel back in time, and this means that players will get to experience the game as if it was a point and click game from “back in the day,” and from “REALLY back in the day,” right down to the look and sound effects from ages past!
I won’t spoil what happens in the rest of the chapters so that you can enjoy it for yourselves as this is an excellent adventure game that all fans of the genre should take out for a spin, especially since the price is right for this game since it is around 25-30 hours! Yes, you read that right, this is a point and click game that clocks in at well over 25 hours if you want to experience everything the game has to offer.
And since this is a point and click adventure game, you’ll be happy to know that while the game offers a lot of content, not all of it is mandatory to keep the story moving in the right direction. Trophy hunters do need to be aware of how there are several missable trophies in the game, so those of you who want the Platinum better do your research if you want to do everything in a single run!
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is an excellent adventure game that is hard to put down thanks to its excellent writing, superb writing and great voice acting. You’ll be laughing a lot during your adventure, making your time in the game’s universe a great experience. I’m at the halfway point for The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, and I can’t wait to go back to play some more!