The traditional point-and-click adventure, and before that the type that you, err, had to type in commands is as old as PC gaming itself. And for the past decade developer and publisher Wadjet Eye Games has been steadily releasing a series of wonderful, SVGA looking adventure games, for the PC marker. Its latest, the supernatural thriller Unavowed might just be its best yet.
And groundbreaking too as it successfully integrates RPG elements character customisation, party building, a branching story, and using character abilities to progress in a way that will leave you wanting to revisit its world not long after the story is over.
There’s also a palpable sense of pressure to make the right choices as the events of the story unfold, and like the best genre stories Unavowed’s is both surprising and emotionally charged. With twists and turns that don’t so much feel out of left field but force you to reinterpret events and marvel at the deeper meaning of it all. This aspect of Unavowed separates the experience from its clear visual inspiration – that being a SVGA point-and-click adventure from the 1990s. From a visual standpoint the 640x480 resolution (that scales remarkable well even at 4K) feels familiar and old-school. But, as detailed above, the experience itself is anything but.
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