[Nintendo Switch] Adam Wolfe Review

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Adam Wolfe from Legacy Games and Mad Head Games is a supernatural hidden object visual novel on Switch. Check our Adam Wolfe review!


Adam Wolfe from Legacy Games and Mad Head Games is a supernatural hidden object visual novel on Switch. You’ll be taken on the role of the titular character, an investigator of the paranormal who must take on the weirdness of the world under San Francisco. Driven by the mysterious disappearance of his sister, Allie, he sets out to solve a series of cases that can hopefully lead him to find his sister. We’re getting four episodes to play through in this single release: The Ancient Flame, The Devil You Know, Lady and the Painter, and Zero Hour.

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This one can be played by using the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con or by using the console’s touchscreen when playing in Tabletop or Portable Mode, or if you’re using a Nintendo Switch Lite. When using a physical input, you’ll control a cursor on the screen with the left analog stick. The cursor will change depending on what you need to do. A circle will allow you to examine an object or area. A hand icon means you can grab an item and add it to your inventory.


If you see a speech bubble pop up, that means you can start talking to a character. If the icon changes to a pair of gears, then that means you can use an item for your inventory. There’s also a question mark that will allow you to learn more about an area. If you notice sparkles in an area, then that means you can interact with it to start a hidden objects puzzle. When you do this, you’ll need to find the required objects in the area to be able to progress further.

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Items you collect will remain in your inventory. You can examine them there to get a closer look. There are some icons at the bottom of the screen that you can use during your time with Adam Wolfe. There’s Intense Focus, which is sometimes needed to find what you’re looking for. There’s also a Revolver icon to consider. If you click on the Watch, you’ll be able to reenact events from the past. Click on the Journal to review clues and track your objectives. And if you’re ever stuck, you can click on the Hint icon to get some help!


You can customize your experience with Adam Wolfe by selecting from one of four difficulty settings: Easy, Medium, Hard, and Custom. Easy will make active areas and hidden object puzzles sparkle. Your map will also have indicators and hints, and the skip feature will recharge at a faster pace. If playing on Medium, only hidden object puzzles will sparkle, there will be no map indicators and hints, and the skip feature will recharge at a slower pace. You will also be penalized if you rapidly click during a hidden objects puzzle.

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Playing in the Hard difficulty setting will definitely bump up the challenge. There will be no sparkles and hints, and skips will be disabled. There will be no indicators on the map, and you will be penalized if you rapidly click during a hidden objects puzzle. As for Custom, it will allow you to tailor the game to your preferences. This means you can decide to activate tasks on the map, sparkles for active areas, and hidden object puzzles if you are penalized for rapidly clicking during a hidden objects puzzle, if you can use hints and skip puzzles, and how quickly each of them recharges.


To get a better idea of how the gameplay loop goes, allow me to discuss part of what you’ll be doing early in the game. After chasing an arsonist, you end up following him down into the sewers. Once there, you’ll have to search each of the tunnels to try and find the right path. At one point, you’ll need to collect and use items to progress further. You’ll first collect a shawl, which you can then use to close a pipe that is emitting steam. Since the arsonist was not down that tunnel, you will then have to find a metal pipe to open up a rusty door. Catch up to him, and it will be time to use your revolver before it’s too late.

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Adam Wolfe is a supernatural hidden object visual novel on Nintendo Switch. With four episodes to play through, you’ll be solving puzzles and searching for objects that can help you progress further in this paranormal journey. It’s a classic-style experience you’ll dig as long as you know what to expect. Adam Wolfe is out on Nintendo Switch with a $29.99 price tag.

Disclaimer
This Adam Wolfe review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Legacy Games.

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