I’m not a huge fan of point & click adventure games. Frankly, I love the idea of them, but it’s the execution of them that I find abhorrent. Squinting at the screen and wondering what to do next for at least 30 minutes because there was an item a while back that you missed picking up is the exact opposite of what I would call “adventure”. Combine that with the fact that the stories usually aren’t that great and what you have instead is a hidden object game. That’s why I’m more of an RPG guy. In my opinion, Wadjet Games has managed to strike the perfect balance between mental legwork and compelling storytelling with Unavowed.
While Unavowed classifies itself as a point & click adventure game, it puts more emphasis on storytelling than puzzle solving and that is most likely the reason why I love it so much. There are still puzzles to be solved but they usually aren’t that difficult. At least I thought so. Mostly you’ll investigate the areas and chat up the locals, finding out what your stupid demon-self was up to and trying to counteract whatever it was he did. The story moves at a good pace and doesn’t often lag, keeping you engrossed in the tale from start to finish. I don’t say this often (especially when it comes to games of this genre) but Unavowed is worth every minute of playtime I put into it. Even if you aren’t normally a fan of these types of games, I can’t stress enough how much I enjoyed playing it and experiencing the fantastic supernatural themed story and wonderful characters. Unavowed is not a gaming experience that you should let slip by.
*Note: A copy of the game was provided for the purposes of the review.
Final Score: 9/10
+Great voice cast