The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles
Enjoy a thrilling and hilarious point-and-click adventure in the fantasy world of Aventasia
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"Critter Chronicles is definitely one of the best adventure games in the entire world. It has a nice, simple story, fantastic dialogue, great sense of humor, exceptionally likable characters, excellent English dubbing and really pretty graphics."
9/10 – GRY Online

"Critter Chronicles took me about a dozen hours to complete, and I consistently found it to be enjoyable during that time. The puzzles work well and are sometimes challenging, the writing is amusing enough that the game is entertaining to watch as well as play, and the voice acting is once again terrific."
83/100 – {LINKKI POISTETTU}

"A top shelf adventure game with great puzzles, a smart sense of humor, and penguins!"
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The Critter Chronicles tell the story of how adventurer Nate Bonnett and Critter, his hairy sidekick, first met, all set before their appearance in Wilbur’s and Ivo’s adventure in The Book of Unwritten Tales. Enjoy a thrilling and hilarious point-and-click adventure in the fantasy world of Aventasia. Travel from the Northlands to the Mage’s Tower of Seastone and experience a story that offers tremendous fun for seasoned players of “The Book of Unwritten Tales” and newcomers alike.

Key Features

  • Play as both Nate and Critter: You and you alone decide with whom you want to spend more time.
  • Meet new characters such as animal rights activist Petra, a schizophrenic Yeti, and the “Critters”.
  • Choose between two levels of difficulty: “Normal” (approximately the same difficulty as BOUT) and “Hard” (for true veteran adventurers).
  • Enjoy high-resolution backgrounds, improved animations and sounds!
  • Real-time lightning of 3d-models and objects (including volumetric lighing)
  • Soft raytraced shadows of real-time objects on the backgrounds
  • Support of all screen resolutions up to 1920x1200 and wide-screen support
  • Improved animations with facial animation and lip movement
  • Watch a beautiful and emotional tale unfold in about 10-12 hours of playing time.
  • Stand alone add-on to the highly acclaimed "The Book of Unwritten Tales"

Järjestelmävaatimukset

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windowns XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor:2.4 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9c compatible graphic card with 128 MB RAM, Pixelshader 2.0
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor:3 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9c compatible graphic card with 256 MB RAM, Pixelshader 2.0
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.6/Mac OS X 10.8/Mac OS X 10.7
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Intel Mac Core Duo
    • Memory:1500 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Intel GMA-950-Grafikkarte with 256MB VRAM or better
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 or above
    • Processor:2.4 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible graphic card with 128 MB RAM, Pixelshader 2.0


    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 or above
    • Processor:3 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible graphic card with 256 MB RAM, Pixelshader 2.0

    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
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Rezo
( 9.8 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 10. heinäkuu.
This is a prequel to the initial “Book of Unwritten Tales” title. It seems that the developers managed to keep the same unique environment with a fairly well written storyline.

Voice acting is a strong point for this game which is really well made, beautiful artworks and amazing animations for a point-and-click game.
The dialogs are unique as well as your options. You find yourself in the posture to try out the most absurd dialogue lines just to see what the chat outcome may lead to.. and sometimes this can really catch you off-guard.
Regarding the puzzles, they tried to aim for the end user to think outside the box and might be that some tend to be a bit illogical… but in the end it’s a crazy fantasy world where you have to take into consideration even the less obvious approach and find a way to improvise.

Even though I’m not a big point-and-click fan, I really enjoyed this game with its unique sense of humor and captivating storyline and would recommend it to anyone that aims for a game just to chill out and get some laughter out of it.

Just a small feedback towards the developers: with so many dialogue lines provided, it would bring a big benefit if there would be alternative endings implemented to this game.
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AuttoMatta
( 7.6 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 29. kesäkuu.
Point to objects, click on the objects, trick orcs, talk to ships, even a yeti who is a scientist, annoy penguins, and also a PET(R)A associate, make a painting, make friends with furry creatures, defeat a toad. Like, how can you not love this game?

Also, REFERENCES OMG!

5/7 RECOMMENDED! HELL YES!
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badandyhtc
( 9.9 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 29. kesäkuu.
Overall, I like playing the book of unwritten tales games. I enjoy the puzzles and the stories. The voice acting could be a little better, but its passable. Some of the puzzles in this particular game are frustratingly illogical or require a tiny object that you just can't seem to find on screen because its so small or small AND next to another interactive object that you don't notice its something separate.

Critter however, is one of the most annoying animated creatures ever conceived and would be happy if he never ever, ever appeared in a game again.
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suzerstar
( 3.7 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 27. kesäkuu.
While I loved the the other games of this series, this game errors them closes.... at a part which I need to complete to advance. My system is more than capable (Alienware 15, Win 10, Intel I7 6700 HQ, 12GB RAM, GTX 970) More wasted $$ on a poorly coded game. :-(
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fender
( 10.4 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 24. kesäkuu.
If you have played the previous game in the series, all I can say is that you won't be disappointed if you buy this one.

It has better graphics and arguably more humor than its predecessor, and more importantly, it will probably make Critter a much more adorable - or at least much less annoying - character for you.

As to those who haven't played the series yet, well... it's an old school point and click adventure game, and this game faithfully reproduces both the good and the bad characteristics of a typical game from that genre.

It means you will get tons of witty remarks, hilarious moments, and some clever puzzles while playing this game. But you will also find that the most of the gameplay involves walking back and forth between limited set of places, while moving your mouse cursor all over the screen with frustration, hoping to find some missed hotspot.

For a modern title, it pays notably little attention in mitigating such typical problems which pervade point & click adventure games.

So, if you feel like you are stuck, I'd like to suggest to try combining items in random manner or scrubbing the whole screen thorougly with your mouse, because there are number of not very logical puzzles, and very hard to find hotspots throughout the game.

But still, I have to conclude my review by assuring you that it's one of the better made classic adventure game you can get these days.

And the at very least, it also has PENGUINS and THE TENTACLE (yes, that purple one you remember from the old days). What can you expect more from an old school adventure game?
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( 5.7 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 9. kesäkuu.
Funny and interesting, though I do get the feeling that this one was a tad bit illogical. I've tried the other 2 Tales and I can see the logic behind the puzzles after I solve it even if it is not apparent, this one is a bit strange. Despite the fact that the game is linear, I enjoy it. I hope to see more TBOUT in the future. Wonder how the Scepter of Time will comeback in the story?

PROS
1. Wonky Story
Love the crazy Yeti scientist chasing his own shadow, Munkus' submarine, Mary. Much better than The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (that one copied Harry Potter wholesale).

2. Hidden Dirty Jokes
F-r-r-r-o-p? Or farp? That was funny. Add more in the future.

3. Mage's Tower in Seastone, Aventasia
Loved it. Relativity by Maurits Cornelis Escher. A pity it took too much from Harry Potter and Portal.

CONS
1. Illogical Puzzles
Giving the penguin brandy? Are you sure penguins don't die instead? The Lab Rat (Pinky and Brain) and the Asthmatic (Don't know)? What's the Tentacle's link to Munkus? Apple Trees?

2. Bugs & Glitches
Quite a few that I found.

3. Bad Pathing AI
Sometimes, when Nate or any character is made to move to a certain position, he takes a strange route which results in a small delay.

4. Copying Ideas
Portkey? Living Paitings? Aren't those from Harry Potter again? Originality please.

SUGGESTIONS
1. Osbourne Puzzles
I wonder if the developers have played the Osbourne book puzzles. Perhaps, they could incorporate that in future versions?

NEUTRAL
1. Ideas From
Let me see if I can list the Easter Eggs.
a. Portal (The portal holes)
b. Harry Potter (The talking paintings, the magic rooms)
c. Ctulhu (Critter is Itaqua)
d. Borat (Green Swimwear)
e. MC Escher (Relativity)
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mystee37
( 10.2 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 5. kesäkuu.
This game was a great continuation of the first two games. I enjoyed playing as Critter and even though some complain about it, I liked his simple little language and felt proud when I was starting to understand him.

As compared to the first two, this game had a slight decline in the humor level - I just didn't laugh as much. I also found myself turning to walkthroughs more often for this one. As critter doesn't speak english, he doesn't give very good prompts.

It is worth buying on sale to finish out the story if you've played the first two. If you haven't played the first two, you should start at the beginning. The first game is the best, and sets a necissary foundation for the other two.

8/10
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Mashikiro
( 2.3 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 29. toukokuu.
I really love this game but at the part where I have to tie the string to the salt shaker, the game kept crashing. I really want to continue the game. please do something about it. :(
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PandaChan
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Julkaistu 29. toukokuu.
Sounds are cheesy and story is lacking plus the scenes are repetitive but I was fine with all of that. What I'm not fine with is how there is a bug that causes a crash at the same spot every time and doesn't let me progress. This game is really not on par in the previous titles one bit!
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Chaindrop
( 10.0 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 17. toukokuu.
Kinda liked TBoUT 1, but this prequel, not so much. The story was interesting, but it really suffered from bad puzzle design. It's really inconsistent in the way it handled the puzzles, and there's way too much guesswork involved in the solutions.

Here's an example of a bad puzzle (of which there are many), I'll be vague and won't spoil the exact solution: There's a part in the game where you'll have to disguise yourself. There are no clues as to who you are supposed to be disguised as, and the solution is a homage to an older adventure game from a different developer, which is almost impossible to guess. The only way to solve this puzzle is to try all item combinations and pray that it works.
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Julkaistu 10. joulukuu, 2013.
These guys just gets it. After playing so many "meh" adventures, and i'm an adventuregame lover, my favorites the last years is the "Book of unwritten tales" games. They do the pop culture thing soo right, and the humour is great, which others do alot in an excessive forced way, like Sam & Max, even though i like those one too. Graphics are great, voicing are great. This one, after just 20 mins after playing, i knew it was a GREAT adventure game. Really recommended it for adventurelovers.
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Julkaistu 26. lokakuu, 2015.
A prequel to The Book of Unwritten tales that is, mostly, not as good as the original game. It tells you more about Critter and how he met Nate. It's a bit under half the length of the first game.

On the positive side..
- Critter was my least favorite character in the previous game, and the prequel did redeem him in my eyes somewhat.
- No more terribly compressed cutscenes, everything is crisp.
- Animations may have been better, but I'm not 100% sure about it.

But,
- Puzzles made much less sense this time and I'd not recommend the game to a casual adventure game player who's trying to avoid peeking in a walkthrough a few times.
- Absence of Wilbur, the most charming Book of Unwritten Tales character.
- In some places (Arch-Mage's tower) the item swapping mechanics really made the game tedious, as you had to go across 5 or 6 screens to swap an item between the characters, and then go all that way back. And this could happen few times in a row.

If you'd like to get into this series, I'd probably recommend starting with the first game because it was a lot better overall, even though this one is a direct prequel story-wise.


Sloth Academy rating: 4 silver sloths.
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11/11 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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12.8 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 23. syyskuu, 2014.
The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles is a fairly amusing point-and-click adventure. Much of the artwork flows like an oil painting plus the animations give it an extra level of depth and personality. It is obvious the writers and voice actors had a lot of fun in their roles. The game puts several Star Wars parodies in the storyline as well as a few references to Portal. With two characters to control it's almost like playing two stories in one.

Overall, it's a mildly funny game that doesn't get overly difficult.
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9/9 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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8.3 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 25. syyskuu, 2014.
I must admit, I approached this game with skepticism. I absolutely loved The Book of Unwritten Tales, but the Critter parts? Not so funny. I never really enjoyed controlling this non speaking character, always having to guess what I might be saying, after a couple of minutes I always got bored or irritated. But this spin-off (and prequel), The Criiter Chronicles? Don't ask me why, but it totally works.

The story is simple but entertaining, in this game we finally understand WHAT is Critter. Part of an alien race crashed on the planet, we have to help him and his mates get a crucial part of their ship back from the... evil, for lack of a better term, Munkus. We will also meet again some of the characters from Unwritten Tales, like Ma'zaz, discover how Critter became friend with Nate and visit many locations of the previous game. Dialogues are funny and full of pop culture references, puzzles aren't extremely hard, but a couple of moments may be really challenging if you don't pay attention to your surroundings. Plus, a Portal (as in the Valve franchise) based puzzle? Yes, please!

The Critter Chronicles is a solid game. Not extraordinary, but surely interesting and rewarding to play. Even if there are a lot of references to the previous game, it is completely possible to play one without having played the other, the two adventures are totally indipendent. Nice game.
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8/8 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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8.7 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 17. elokuu, 2014.
Although The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles was released later than The Book of Unwritten Tales, it's actually the prequel of the series. However, it's significantly shorter than its sequel. Nevertheless, I found its puzzles and story much better and enjoyable.

The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles is definitely not even close to a masterpiece but it's still a quite decent point-and-click game.
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8/9 (89%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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10.7 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 30. maaliskuu, 2014.
A terrific humorous adventure, with graphics sort of like finely detailed blown glass (though they do look considerably coarser when zoomed in, which isn't often). The puzzles are quite a bit harder than the original Book of Unwritten Tales (which is welcome since it was a tad too easy), but this one has the same great writing and humor that made the first game so dang lovable. Critter Chronicles is a lot shorter, though, but that's to be expected since it is more of a side story than a full game.
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24.6 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 2. syyskuu, 2015.
There's at least one critical crash bug in this game which can prevent you from progressing, and which hasn't been fixed despite being reported on the Steam forums (http://steamcommunity.com/app/221830/discussions/0/846947320671653509/#p1) and the King Art game forums (http://forum.kingart-games.com/index.php/topic,11586.0.html) for a long while now. Clearly the publisher Nordic Games and/or the devs are not proactive in seeking out problems and helping players.

Regarding the game itself (I eventually managed to get past the crash point), I didn't enjoy it as much as the original TBoUT. Puzzles are more difficult and felt more far-fetched, and I had to use a walkthrough several times, whereas remember having to use one maybe once for the original. On top of that the main character is unlikeable and overstays his welcome, and some of the jokes felt cruel or out of place. In the end it was kind of enjoyable to play with some funny moments, but definitely not a top-notch experience like TBoUT.
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14.5 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 26. kesäkuu, 2014.
Very funny, if short, prequel to The Book of Unwritten Tales. Try it on hard mode while waiting for TBUT2 to be released.

83:100
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21.7 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 9. maaliskuu, 2015.
Sequel to one of the best pont-&-click adventure games.
Now addicting little drop sci-fi in a fantasy adventure in same manner of humor as before.

I must say decoration for chapter 4 was something very amazing, beutifull and with piece of insanity in same time. Despite difficulty of puzzles, I enjoyed the apartments so much, that I forget about puzzles for a moment.

Highly recommended for all who familiar with previous game and other's, who want to see good point-&-click fantasy adventure.

P.S. After completing two games - I will absolutly buy "Book Of Unwritten Tales 2". Can't wait when receive money from my employer's.
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10.8 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 21. kesäkuu, 2015.
TLDR: Get it if you liked the previous game, but only on sale

The Good
The game is cute and funny with likable characters.
It shows the backstory of how Nate and Critter met.
There is a hard difficulty mode if you want to make the puzzles a bit harder

The Bad
It's short.
Very few screens, so there is lots of backtracking between the same screens which gets annoying.
Most of the puzzles are unintuitive, forcing you to go the route of clicking / talking / combining everything until something moves you along.
The character switches and passing inventory between them is poorly executed. This was done better in Day of the Tentacle back in the 90s. The makers of Critter Chronicles know about DOTT, since there is a reference to it in the game.
Speaking of, there are way too many pop culture references in the game, replacing actual humor and not really fitting in with the setting established in the previous game
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