Summary: The instant I saw The Whispered World I knew it was one of those games that I was going to have to play. I'm a sucker for point-and-click adventures, and the promise of hand-drawn animations and backgrounds sucked me in like none other. Plus, with the likes of Sam & Max and Monkey Island moving into 3D and episodic releases seeing a game that just looked so terribly old-school excited me like none other.
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 badly-excuted vocal work, it more than warrants a cursory investigation by anybody with a weekend to spare.
Excerpt: If I were to compare my experience with The Whispered World , it would be to a date with a beautiful dame. A dame with lush lips, aerodynamically wonderful hair, and…eyes that speak of limitless possibilities. Sure, she has a weird voice and tends to speak at length about nonsensical things, but it’s something I can get past. After some time we finally go out to dinner.
> 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. Mainly due to the infuriatingly random puzzles, but the audio editing and dislikeable characters only added to my bile-soaked ire. After those first hours, though, my frustration subsided and I...
Pros: Stunning artwork, Intelligently written
Cons: Infuriatingly illogical, Sadwick's voice, Bad editing
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. In a lot of ways The Whispered World is like a traditional point and click adventure game of yesteryear. You know the kinds we used to play from LucasArts like Full Throttle or Sierra's King's Quest series.
Excerpt: The hauntingly beautiful, eerily desolate scenes of The Whispered World make the knowledge of impending doom all the more chilling. The world is already crumbling, and in spite of his noblest intentions, the protagonist is destined not to save it, but to end it. Players control Sadwick, a pessimistic young clown plagued with visions about his role in the coming apocalypse.