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Enjoy a thrilling and hilarious point-and-click adventure in the fantasy world of Aventasia
Release Date: Dec 5, 2012
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Buy The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles

$19.99

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Buy The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles Collectors Edition

Includes 2 items: The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles, The Book of Unwritten Tales: Critter Chronicles Digital Extras

Buy The Book of Unwritten Tales Collection

Includes 4 items: The Book of Unwritten Tales Digital Extras, The Book of Unwritten Tales, The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles, The Book of Unwritten Tales: Critter Chronicles Digital Extras

Reviews

"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 – Game Over

"A top shelf adventure game with great puzzles, a smart sense of humor, and penguins!"
4.5/5 – Gamezebo

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2


All brand new information on The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 can be found here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/279940/

About the Game

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"

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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

Linux System Requirements

    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
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
175 products in account
50 reviews
14.5 hrs on record
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
Posted: June 26th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
549 products in account
64 reviews
10.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: March 30th, 2014
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
381 products in account
197 reviews
6.0 hrs on record
Shorter gameplay compared to the first one.. but still good as usual.
Posted: March 4th, 2014
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7 reviews
2.4 hrs on record
From Games Fiends (www.gamesfiends.com)

In England, the vision of a “white christmas” as portrayed in films and TV programmes is a horrible lie. Even home produced TV content still pumps out fake snow during the Christmas specials despite us all knowing that it’ll only ♥♥♥♥ it down with rain.

So I was quite pleased that my assignment over the festive break was to review the snow heavy The Book Of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles. It’s a happy go lucky entry into the point and click adventure genre that’s full of warmth and good humour, if lacking in certain other departments.

A prequel to the first game, The Book Of Unwritten Tales, you start the game as Nate, on the run with a questionably acquired airship before you are attacked by a bounty hunter seeking to return the ship back to its owner, along with yourself for punishment.

After a lot of back and forth across the same few screen locations and some relatively easy puzzle solving to rid yourself of your pursuer. The plan immediately backfires and you end up crashing into the cold tundra of the Northlands. It’s here that you meet the star of the show, Critter, and the rest of his tribe. As with the previous game, you can switch between both characters in order to solve the puzzles that will help you both escape from the frozen wastes.

the book of unwritten tales the critter chronicles image

Solving puzzles in Critter Chronicles was relatively easy, and that’s coming from someone who usually struggles with such things. I assumed briefly that maybe I was no longer stupid but sadly that is not the case at all. The ease of the game is mainly down to one the fundamental issue I have with it. The heavy and repetitive use of backgrounds and locations. Even by two thirds of the game through I think I could count the number of backdrops on one hand. There is a significant amount of location re-use that does mean you’ll never get too lost trying to solve puzzles, there are only so many permutations you can attempt before you stumble across the right one. The net result is that the game that feels more like a smallish DLC episode rather than a title priced at £17.99, so I’m not convinced about the entry retail price here. It’s questionable.

So what does it get right? Firstly atmosphere, the game world is beautifully drawn and realised, even though the human characters don’t shine quite as much as the their creature counterparts. The game has a warm hearted comedic tone that gave me a few good chuckles throughout. Whilst the first chapter was rather dry and plodding in nature, the introduction of the Muppet inspired alien Critter and his species really liven up the second and third acts. Playing the game as Critter made for some very amusing moments, particularly as eats and pulls out of his stomach all of the items you acquire, and his imitation of certain objects when you click on them. The game also features an ultra adorable baby critter and an ingenious use for penguins that could solve the world’s energy demands if harnessed on a large enough scale.

the book of unwritten tales the critter chronicles image

The voice acting features some lively performances that could have easily been lifted from a Saturday morning cartoon. However it can sometimes sound as though the developers have rounded up a local amateur dramatics society, with some of the acting sounding very forced, particularly with the lead Nate. The score that accompanies the game is also quite enjoyable to listen to and fits in perfectly with the light hearted fantasy world that has been developed.

Overall The Critter Chronicles was an enjoyable slice of point and click adventure. It has a warm heart and some lovingly realised characters. Ultimately though, much like the frozen desolate wastelands, the game feels too isolated from the world itself. A sparse cast of characters and repetitive use of locations makes the game feel very narrow in focus.

Whilst the puzzles are quite simplistic, that could be considered a bonus for those of you that enjoy the telling of a story more than the taxing of the brain. I wouldn’t hesitate to snap up this game and its predecessor, The Book Of Unwritten Tales, if you see them going for a good price on Steam.

6.5/10
Posted: May 11th, 2014
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2 reviews
8.8 hrs on record
The first game in the series was a masterpiece.

This prequel is slightly shorter and the story felt a little weaker. This is still a very good game, fun and full to the brim with the same brand of humour tht made The Book of Unwritten Tales such an enjoyable game, and I definitely recommend it. However, even considering that The Critter Chronicles has a much higher penguin count, I can't help but feel that the first installment in the series was a stronger title.

This is still a game more than worth buying though, although maybe not at the full 20$ retail price. Definitely worth it if on sale though.
Posted: March 11th, 2014
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
292 products in account
2 reviews
9.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: December 10th, 2013
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