The Book of Unwritten Tales was a unique, unrepeatable and unquestionable, able to move as players a rich and immersive universe, while showing some gameplay features the most revered classic adventure title. After a sort of game that served as a spin-off and prologue added more background to the mythology of the series, King Art Games coming to present The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 , direct sequel to the first, and it does the same strength and quality level as the previous title.
Great adventure writing
The first minutes of The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, we recognize that, at least, disconcerting. After an introduction narrated voiceover, the game does not miss a second and is completely devoted to settling of a somewhat abrupt, yes in a crazy story. Even costing quite settle and begin to empathize with the argument itself, King Art, wisely, has managed to establish the parts of the script of its game without needing constantly pull the events in the first part. Offering a rich cast of characters and actors which will be those who bear the burden of action for much of history, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 reveals its maps and plot twists enters as half of its development, showing secrets and connections to previous games in the series set in the rich world of Avantasia.
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 has one of the most heterogeneous groups and quirky main and secondary characters seen in any game. Wilbur, Nate, Ivo or pink furry critter, are quite sweeping and exude charisma all its virtual pores. Also, note that this is a game very well written perhaps even complacent with himself in this aspect-with acids cornered dialogues of humor, sharp phrases and situations as unlikely as praiseworthy. Breathe and pulp oozes classic adventure story and drink the western genre and more cinematic adventures. Everywhere, find in its scenarios, phrases and elements, many nods to pop culture-from cameos and references to films of Pixar studio or via Star Wars straight out of games like objects Minecraft - taking hold strong and grateful nostalgia feeling and tribute to every step.
Moreover, as fantastic game court, no doubt nor cut into making continuous and repeated scathing criticism and throw barbs heavyweights of the best known medieval and magical literature. For example, without counting the numerous references to Tolkien and its rings, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 knows mess - with class- with the increasingly popular work of George RR Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, and in particularly its Game of Thrones TV adaptation, with the presented, without going further, the credits of the game-own.
The argument makes us partakers of all misfortunes that befall the main characters -after the first puzzling compass, and that say a lot of excellent work of King Art in writing tasks. Yes, we have the typical hidden and dark threat from a remote and distant place, and yes, we will have to face it, but it's not so much the content offered by the game, like the brilliant way to tell you. Anyway, we repeat: we can enjoy the game without having gone through the vicarage with the above title.
A huge number of puzzles
Entering the playable level, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is the most delicious adventure video game in recent years, despite its drawbacks and failures. If its predecessor showed that King Art Games known function in the genre as if it were a veteran company of the golden age of these games, the second round of the many mechanical and ideas introduced in its point and click system. We talk, we will choose different options, discover new rooms and characters, and we will be solving mysteries and evidence everywhere. Because yes, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 does not invent the wheel in these matters, far from it, but know take advantage of the ease and fluency when presenting puzzles and challenging puzzles.
As good adventure, in The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 bases much of its development and progress in those puzzles and enigmas. Generally, as is also usual in the genre, we go searching stages and levels in a constant search for objects and elements that interact, keeping them in inventory and combining them correctly, enabling trigger other events and puzzles afterwards. The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is full, or rather crowded, riddles and puzzles, forcing us to constantly head to find the correct solution to many of them, especially those in which we have to cooperate with the various characters of our group.
It is perhaps the biggest problem with The Book of Unwritten Tales 2: not known dose. The amount of puzzles is enormous, and although most of them are fun to solve and challenging, there are many others, which may turn out to be very heavy and desperate. The logic is sometimes crazy, try forcing tens of combinations of characters, objects and scenery elements trying to succeed based on the known method of "trial and error". Yes, more than once will achieve pluck a hearty laugh, and may aid Suphan constants and lighten these problems pressing the spacebar can know which objects can be picked up and also those with whom we interact, but the execution and settlement many of these puzzles have not convincely finished.
But the numerous puzzles, are not the only noteworthy aspect of The Book of Unwritten Tales 2. The game tries to diversify its gameplay more than the puzzles, which works pretty well, getting us to relax and forget for a moment the maelstrom of puzzles that assail us much of our adventure. Partnering with some of the inhabitants of Avantasia, following some of its designs, or exploring different estancias, we can get objects, costumes and accessories to customize our characters or give rise to solutions to some of the most complex puzzles. These secondary objectives are not necessarily essential in the normal development of the argument, nor is that contribute nothing to the story, but help, let us get bored with not following a mechanical puzzle-solving that can get tiring after several hours - for we speak of a very long game, which can reach and exceed roam loosely fifteen hours.
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is a spectacular game very pampered and cared technically. Its artistic design is brilliant, especially in what scenarios are concerned- but technically speaking, is a very well-modeled game, with charismatic and detailed characters and animations that will leave us speechless. Music is another cornerstone in the experience that is The Book of Unwritten Tales 2. The compositions and themes that boast the game are amazing, and many of them are so exquisite, that will remain burned into our ears.
Since most lively marches and fanfares, to those more leisurely and nostalgic, the musical accompaniment of the title of King Art Games, could not be better. Such is the level of production quality and visual set, there are times when The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is closer to an animated film than a simple game. The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is in full English both texts and voices, counting only the option to select German as the only option. It's a shame because maybe we are talking about a very big problem for a huge bulk of players who could be lost by this linguistic handicap one of the best titles in the genre.
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is a great title. King Art Games has managed to find an excellent narrative tone. Its game offers one of the best written and presented few stories we've seen in recent years, and peaks with a huge dose of humor that feel great at its own rich original fantasy universe. A playable level, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 remains a strong classical roots game point and click, following mechanical views in the last chapter of the saga. Making them more complete.
Yes, maybe in this second installment abuse of a huge amount of puzzles which although are fun and original, but it seems too small a black dot inside a tapestry very colorful and attractive. The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is a remarkable sequel to dazzle fans know a genre fallen into disuse and neglect, with some of its main ingredients and non-negotiable. Absolutely recommended