The gameplay is fairly standard for the genre. Players help guide Bertram and Gavin along, collecting necessary items, managing inventory, talking to others, and solving puzzles to guide the narrative along. It handles well enough as expected, and even has some gameplay aspects that stand out, like chase scenes in particular that allow you to freely move Bertram to avoid obstacles while he is running. That was a neat addition, but outside of that the game typically follows the norm. What carries the title is its tongue-in-cheek humor, featuring cheesy punchlines and puns that are really well written. To top it off, the game heavily features voice-over work which helps with the character development and gives it an edge in that department over others in the genre.
Bertram is a solid romp around London, and while short, is quite entertaining. It serves as a good jumping off point for hopeful future episodes, getting our characters and story introduced and developed just enough to make you want to see what awaits in their upcoming adventures. Without pushing any boundaries, The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle’s first episode gets the job done, and it gets it done rather quickly if you do not have much time to spare.
*Note: A copy of this game was provided for the purpose of the review.
Final Score: 7/10
+Solid Animation and Voiceover
-Short on Offerings