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Jul212019

Silence: The Whispered World 2 Review

 

You start the game with a boy and his sister hiding in a bomb shelter praying that they survive an air raid. To calm his sister, Renie,  the boy, Noah, starts to tell her a story which turns out to be an abridged recap of the first game of this series. During that story a bomb hits and their world goes dark. Noah wakes up in a strange place and his sister is nowhere to be found, and this is where the real story will begin. 

This is a point and click adventure game so as you play through the game you will be in control of either Noah or Renie. There will be times where you will have to change between the two to advance the story enough to solve certain situations. You will have to be on the lookout for objects in the environment that you’ll have to immediately need to use, or will save for later. You’ll also be joined by a couple of characters that are willing to help out with your quest to find a way home, as long as you help them defeat the false queen (a mysterious character who seems to be taking over this world with the help of monsters that upon touching you turn you into a copy of the monster).

This game, I have to admit, definitely had its challenging, and slightly frustrating moments, mostly because I chose to play this game on the Nintendo Switch, which lacks a mouse, so trying to change the focus of what I want to interact with was sometimes tricky (hence a level of frustration that shouldn’t have been a part of the game). There is definitely a flow to the game, and once you get used to the way things work, and have an idea of how to take on many of the puzzles throughout the game, I was definitely hooked. The developers did do some sneaky things, such as throwing in a little pinch of morality here and there, which made you make choices that weren’t always “rainbows and butterflies”.

Overall this was a stunning game, I enjoyed the story (even with some of the last minute twists, that TORE my heart out), and I would have to say that if you are a fan of good point and click games, you’ll have to check this game out. Having only played it on the Switch I can only hope that the PC’s controls are a little bit better, so perhaps that version of the game will be a little less stressful with the game mechanics, but either way you should definitely give this game a look.   


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