Friday, 31 January 2014

Point-and-click adventure games

Today I finished The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief. It's a point-and-click adventure game and at a first glance you seem to play as a middle-aged Swiss police man trying to solve a robbery and catch a thief. The game is divided into three chapters and although it gets a bit tedious at times, the whole atmosphere of the game is like being in the middle of an Agatha Christie novel. The graphics of the game aren't the best, most noticeably so during conversations with the characters and their faces hardly move or not at all, but I do love the feeling of being the detective trying to solve a robbery. The ending is a twist (I really did not see that coming).

I had my suspicions all throughout the game who the Raven would be. But all my assumptions were wrong. Are you better at deduction than I am? ;)


Violett is another point-and-click adventure game that I started playing back in December, but haven't really got around to continue it. The combinations with which you do stuff is kind of preposterous and several times I just feel exasperated. But at the same time I can't help but loving the graphics and the weirdness of the game. We play as Violett, a girl who has been forced to move from the city and all her friends to a big house on the countryside. She's really mad about it. Accidentally she discovers a way to a different and magical world, from which she has to escape if she ever wants to see her parents again. It also seems to be loosely based on Neil Gaiman's Coraline. I haven't finished it yet, but I'm working on it! :)

And she seems to have a magical uncle...


  1. Jag gillar faktiskt point-and-click ganska mycket och både The Raven och Violett verkar askul!
    Jag gillat att leka dektektiv men kan ha lite svårt för "hollywood" stuket, så svårt att veta säkert.
    I Violett så använder dem ju dock "Hitta annan värld i våran värld" konceptet vilket jag är väldigt knäsvag för, så det kanske åker ner i steambibloteket!

    Själv har jag skaffat ett DS XL och spelar nu Pokémon X och Zelda: A link between two worlds för fullt ^_^

  2. Själv tyckte jag att The Raven kändes mycket mer Agatha Christie än Hollywood :)
    Violett gillar jag, men många kombinationer som man ska få fram är väldigt konstiga och jag blir inte riktigt klok på hur det funkar alltid xD

    Nice! :) Har själv ett 3DS med Pokémon X, men jag brukar inte spela så mycket handkonsoll när jag är hemma. Det blir mer när jag reser och så...


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