Conclusion: The Whispered World left me with somewhat mixed feelings. I found myself interesting in the story but burdened with the amount of dialogue and I enjoyed the immersive and beautifully drawn world but frustrated by the logic in some of the puzzles within it.
Summary: Point-and-click adventure games are in something of a renaissance right now, especially in the indie community. In 2012, Doublefine's Broken Age set a new record for crowdfunding with its Kickstarter campaign.
Conclusion: “If you really want to take a look from the business point of view, in the past the most business [came from] the very hardcore adventure game-playing scene who wanted to have very traditional puzzles,” he added.
Excerpt: Development of The Whispering World could be told as a story of perseverance, determination, and insight of a singular game designer with an admirable dream. In 2004, art student Marco Hüllen chose "The Whispered World" as the topic of his diploma thesis.
Conclusion: And a long haul it is, despite the relatively low price of the boxed copy and Steam release. There is more than enough content here to keep avid adventure and puzzle gurus occupied, and whilst the critical success of The Whispered World hangs in the balance due to traditional difficulty spikes and...
> USE mallet ON logic. The logic is now destroyed.
31 July 2010
Excerpt: My God did The Whispered World drive me mad initially. After the first few hours, I didn't have a good thing to say about it and would rant about it to anyone who would listen. Even if they weren't listening. Actually, I'd rant on even if there was nobody there.
Pros: Stunning artwork, Intelligently written
Cons: Infuriatingly illogical, Sadwick's voice, Bad editing
Excerpt: Playing The Whispered World is like entering your favourite children's book (Terry Pratchett's one will do as well). I'm not talking just about the simple yet detailed graphic but also about the original story.
Summary: A solid game that definitely has an audience. Might lack replay value, could be too short or there are some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun. How we score: The Destructoid Reviews Guide
Excerpt: From the moment you launch The Whispered World on your PC, you’ll be enthralled with the sheer beauty of this hand-drawn, atmospheric adventure game. In fact, only when it tries to do too much with dialog does it tend to get a bit ahead of itself.
Excerpt: Once in a while, a game comes along that very few have heard of; a game no one marks their calendar for. It's a quiet game, and it has some rough edges and blemishes. It's easy to pick on and it might get overlooked amongst bigger releases.