[Beyond PlayStation] Violett Review
Violett from Forever Entertainment is a colorful point and click adventure release for Nintendo Switch. Learn more about it in our Violett review!
I’m always up for reviewing a point and click game, so I was certainly ready to go as soon as I got Violett for review. The game is colorful, charming and fun, but it does have its flaws which I’ll talk about in a bit. The game can be played on your TV, as well as in Handheld and Tabletop modes, but the devs do suggest that you make the most of your experience by using the touch controls by way of the Nintendo Switch’s screen. The game looks great on the TV, but it definitely looks and feels better while in Handheld or Tabletop mode.
The game starts with Violett and her family, who live in the countryside, in a moment in which her parents start to argue. This prompts Violett to hide in her room where she notices something glowing in a hole in her wall. She becomes curious, so she goes grabs an amulet that somehow ends up shrinking her so that she can fit through the hole in the wall. This takes her to another dimension in which you take control of Violett to try and find a way back home.
Once you take control of Violett, you will see that you can move the cursor with the right analog stick, which is weird since games usually map that to the left analog stick. Since this is a point and click adventure release, you’ll need to interact with objects and other characters on your quest to find the parts of the magical amulet which have been scattered around this new world.
To find the amulet pieces you will need to solve many puzzles. In most point and click games there is a lot of backtracking involved, but in Violett that is kept to a minimum, with most puzzles confined to the very rooms in which you find them. Backtracking in an adventure game is sort of a given, but having a more minimalist and direct way of progressing in a game does have its charms.
The puzzles will have you scratching your head, and I like that, but some are a bit obscure, even for a seasoned gamer like me! If you are stuck in a room you have a hint system which you can use to obtain some extra information to find the solution – you can have a maximum of four hints per room. The hint system allows even those without much experience in adventure games to find their way through this release so that they can enjoy the charming graphics and music.
Violett is a fun adventure game that you should play on Nintendo Switch. The graphics alone are worth the purchase alone, since this is a very pretty and vibrant adventure with a great art style. While it doesn’t reinvent the wheel, it certainly doesn’t need to. It’s a bit more linear than what you’re probably used to play in this genre, but don’t let that get in the way of your enjoyment! It’s a short game that doesn’t overstay its welcome, so you should set aside an afternoon to dive into the world of Violett!
This Violett review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Forever Entertainment.