Anna’s Quest from Daedalic Entertainment is a point and click adventure game out now on PS4. Learn more in our Anna’s Quest review!
Anna’s Quest from Daedalic Entertainment is a point and click adventure game that was originally released on Steam back in 2015, and it’s now been ported to the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4 – for this Anna’s Quest review, I’ll be playing the PS4 version of the game. The game has a charming art style that makes it look like a cartoon that has come to life, but it does have a bit of a dark humor.
Anna sets out on an adventure through the dark woods, careful of the many dangers that her grandpa had told her about. Why does Anna do this when her grandpa made her promise to never do this? Well, unfortunately, Grandpa has fallen ill, so she steps foot out of the house in order to find a potential cure for him. Unfortunately, the evil witch kidnaps Anna, so it’s up to you to help Anna escape from her captor in order to find the cure that her grandpa so desperately needs. The good news is that Anna has telekinetic powers, which will prove to be useful during this quest!
You’ll move your character around with the left analog stick, interacting with objects or other characters by pressing the X button. You can take a closer look at things and inspect them by pressing the Square button. If you want to show all of the hotspots in an area so that you can quickly know what you can and can’t interact with, just press in on the right analog stick. To cycle between hotspots, use the L1 and R1 buttons. Any items you collect will be added to your inventory, which you can check with the D-Pad. To solve puzzles, you’ll sometimes have to combine items, which you can do with the Triangle button. Anna also has telekinesis power, which you can activate with the L2 or R2 buttons to move stuff around as needed. You can learn all the basics during the game’s tutorial.
I don’t want to spoil the game for you, so to give you an idea of the type of puzzles you’ll run into, I’ll talk about one of them, which you’ll find early in the game’s second chapter. You’ll notice a black cat that is feeling a bit tired and sleepy, and you need it to fall asleep so that you can get something that is hanging from its neck. If you could, say, give it something comfortable to sleep on, I’m sure it will close its eyes and start to snore in no time! There’s a pillow over your bed in the witch’s tower, and if you get some stuffing from the unicorn on the bottom right corner of the screen and combine it with the pillow, and then cut a bit of the curtains in your room to make it extra fluffy and pillowy, you’ll have just what the cat needs to relax!
Anna’s Quest has a full list with a Platinum trophy, and it’s a long list with a ton of trophies! The list is split into 24 Bronze trophies, 11 Silver trophies, and 4 Gold trophies. There are many trophies tied to progressing through the game, but there’s also a bunch of missable trophies. Some you can only get before exiting the witch’s tower, and others require that you do something during subsequent chapters, or else you’ll lose your chance. There’s one trophy in particular that requires you to pick up a shiny object, which is random, so you might not get it until your run is almost done. Be sure to save often and on separate save files so that you can have saves for each chapter in case you need to load an older save to do some cleanup.
Anna’s Quest is a fun point and click adventure with a great art style and a fully voiced cast, which is always a plus for a game like this one. Anna’s Quest will take you around 9-12 hours to complete depending on your experience with point and click adventure games, as well as how deep you explore each area during the different chapters the game has to offer. Anna’s Quest is out on PlayStation 4 with a $19.99 asking price.
This Anna’s Quest review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Daedalic Entertainment.