The Inner World – A 2D-Point’n’Click Adventure Together with the help of the mysterious thief Laura, his best intentions and no clue whatsoever, Robert sets off on his adventure to discover the secret of the wind's disappearance. Will the young adventurer be able to save his world?
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Data di rilascio: 27 set 2013

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Recensioni

“...a modern point and click adventure to recommend without reservation.”
84 – Gamona

“...a wonderfully creative game world which will not disappoint.”
8/10 – Gameswelt

“An outstanding debut by Studio Fizbin”
86/100 – PCGames

Informazioni sul gioco

The Inner World – A 2D-Point’n’Click Adventure

Robert is a novice, a bit clueless, but with a heart of gold. He lives a peaceful life as a court musician in Asposia's largest wind monastery. Contrary to the laws of physics, Asposia is an enormous, hollow space surrounded by an infinite expanse of earth. The world's air is provided through three wind fountains, but as one wind fountain after the other petered out and the wind gods came to Asposia, all of the sudden Robert found him in the middle of a whirlwind.

Together with the help of the mysterious thief Laura, his best intentions and no clue whatsoever, Robert sets off on his adventure to discover the secret of the wind's disappearance. Will the young adventurer be able to save his world? And what are Laura´s secret intentions…?

Features, Features, Features!

This is where The Inner World shows what it means to be lavishly with tons of content waiting for you:

  • Screamingly funny dialogues!
  • Numerous tricky puzzles!
  • A handmade world fully drawn with love and devotion invites you to discover countless details (at least 325!).
  • A patented multi-level hint system enables everyone to finish the game!
  • A wonderful comforting atmosphere!
  • Eye-pampering backgrounds in non-stereoscopic handmade 2D (!) – going up against all current graphic trends!
  • Five spectacular chapters!
  • A story with more twists than any Asposian nose!
  • Stunning cartoon-like animations!
  • The most epic soundtrack since the origin of Asposia as well as professional voice overs – even lip sync!
  • Lots of cut scenes! Optional hotspots!
  • ... And of course: Robert, the very-very-very-VERY-last hope for Asposia!

Requisiti di sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimi:
    • Sistema operativo: Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64 bit editions) with Service Pack 2, Windows 7, or Windows 8 Classic
    • Processore: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
    • Memoria: 2 GB di RAM
    • Memoria: 1400 MB di spazio disponibile
    Consigliati:
    • Sistema operativo: Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64 bit editions) with Service Pack 2, Windows 7, or Windows 8 Classic
    • Processore: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbook class devices
    • Memoria: 4 GB di RAM
    • Memoria: 1400 MB di spazio disponibile
    Minimi:
    • Sistema operativo: Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, or v10.8
    • Processore: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    • Memoria: 2 GB di RAM
    • Memoria: 1400 MB di spazio disponibile
    Consigliati:
    • Sistema operativo: Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, or v10.8
    • Processore: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    • Memoria: 4 GB di RAM
    • Memoria: 1400 MB di spazio disponibile
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MrSchnitzel
( 6.6 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 26 giugno
Friendly and imaginative adventure, liked it a lot.
Klerembot
( 9.3 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 23 giugno
Funny and entertaining point-and-click adventure game. Great animations and soundtrack, interesting characters.

There are few bugs (game not loading or background music being stuck, playing over another one), but they are solvable by restarting the game (fortunately, there are frequent autosaves).

I want my own tumble mouse.
Lightbringer
( 6.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 19 giugno
Charming Point & Click adventure that is carried by its game world and bizarre characters. The main plot is a bit predictable but well staged. Puzzle difficulty is suitable for beginners.
Note though, that the playthrough time is rather short with 6 hours, and that the game loses a bit of its humor when played in English. Preferably, play the german version.
Nobleman
( 3.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 17 giugno
If you are a fan of 2D quests - this game is definitely for you. Game's quality is pretty high. All decorations were painted by hand and they look very nice.
Also I want to say what puzzles are LOGICAL. But the story, dialogues and humor will blow you mind. They are just crazy.
I won't tell you about the story and gameplay, I want to tell only one thing - if you are a fan of "Deponia" and deponia-like games - try this too.
You will recieve a lot of positive feelings.
Lfy
( 3.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 16 giugno
«The Inner World» transports gamers into a fantastic country Asposia, which is located inside the planet. By giving, there are three air tunnel in their world, which has long been circulated air, and now these flows virtually dried up. Chief superintendent of the last wind fountain named Conroy my whole life taking care of the baby Roberta raising it away from prying eyes because of its unique appearance. One day Robert accidentally left the walls of the palace, contacted the thief Laura, and learned that he could save from extinction their favorite Asposia's country.

It seems the winds \ air was somewhere? Yes Ori? : D
A good puzzle game to kill time.
CUPooUT
( 15.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 10 giugno
un punta e clicca molto carino e un pò sconosciuto (per me). pensavo fosse uno fra tanti invece è stato realizzato con cura, con uno stile alla paint ma sempre molto pulito e doppiato in modo esemplare. la storia è semplice e un pò scontata. alcune interazioni sono un pò forzate e almeno 4-5 volte mi sono bloccato senza sapere cosa fare, ma trovare un'avventura grafica totalmente lineare è tanto impossibile quanto, forse, inadeguato, in quanto molti avrebbero da lamentarsene. spesso è in bundle o a prezzacci. consigliato!
Whimsybridges
( 6.0 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 8 giugno
Of the games that I've discovered on Steam so far, this has been by far one of the best. It's vastly amusing, simple yet thoughtful, charming in its graphics and character voicing, and most importantly to me, the puzzles are LOGICAL. After playing Deponia, which was challenging even with a detailed walkthrough, the logical thought pattern of "well, this doesn't hit the bad guy in the jaw like I was hoping, but it is going under his nose, and I happen to have knockout drops, therefore when it passes underneath he will fall unconscious onto the button" is very refreshing. it's nice to be able to figure out some problems on my own before turning to the in-game hints. Those hints, by the way, are super nice because they'll not only give you pointers to the logical procession of seemingly unconnected tasks, but the hints are arranged in a way that you can click through a couple, just enough to get the idea without it expressly telling you, without feeling like you've totally given up on all problem solving on your own.

Robert is a very sweet likeable character, though Laura was a bit of a drag at times. The plot was engaging, and had a few unexpected twists. Very rarely do I get engrossed enough in a game to feel worried or horrified for the characters, but this one sucked me in and I was genuinely rooting for Robert and Laura long before the end.

That being said, I would also recommend this game solely because of the hilarious progression of the Conrad puppet.

A must-have game for those who like a casual point-and-click. And also laughing a little. And mocking Conrad puppets,
10/10
andradare
( 19.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 6 giugno
The Inner World is a fantastic game. The production quailty is very high, and the art direction in particular is superb. The dialogue is witty - often dry and droll or amusingly absurd. The music and sound effects are just perfect, and the characters are relatable, evocative, funny and even adorable. At times the puzzles are a little obscure, but for the most part their solutions are more easily deduced than many games of this type because practical creative problem solving - given the clues and tools at hand - does the trick. If you enjoy humorous, imaginative, story-driven, and beautifully illustrated point and click adventure games, you'll definitely want to add The Inner World to your collection!
Lamont
( 5.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 3 giugno
This game stands out for its unlikeable characters, tedious and unintuitive puzzles, and bad dialog. I'm several hours into the game and haven't enjoyed a minute of gameplay. Why I keep playnig is a topic for discussion with my psychologist -- masochism, maybe?
Gabby
( 8.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 17 maggio
What a delightful game! It's quirky and full of fun characters and moments, and though I was left stumped a few times, when I ran out of ideas (or patience) the game itself provided a hint system that did its best not to give you the answer straight out, but to gently coax you in the thought pattern they intended. It was also a nostalgic trip for me, since I've grown up on point-and-click adventure games, like the fabled Quest for Glory series and the King's Quest series, but crafted in such a way that made it delightfully modern and fresh.
Also, what fantastic voice acting! Robert's voice is incredibly easy on the ears, and I loved all of the commentary from both him and Laura.
One of the other things that I truly loved was to see Robert's own journey - having the courage to escape from the only home he'd ever known, and then to face the truth of his surrogate father being a terrible monster (not really a spoiler, since you can tell right away that he's not a good person at all), all the while never losing his gentle spirit. In fact, his kindness, polite demeanor, steadfastness in the face of adversity, and humility were the things I most loved about him.
I do hope there will be a sequel - I'd love to spend more time in Asposia and get to explore the world more!
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Pubblicata: 10 giugno
un punta e clicca molto carino e un pò sconosciuto (per me). pensavo fosse uno fra tanti invece è stato realizzato con cura, con uno stile alla paint ma sempre molto pulito e doppiato in modo esemplare. la storia è semplice e un pò scontata. alcune interazioni sono un pò forzate e almeno 4-5 volte mi sono bloccato senza sapere cosa fare, ma trovare un'avventura grafica totalmente lineare è tanto impossibile quanto, forse, inadeguato, in quanto molti avrebbero da lamentarsene. spesso è in bundle o a prezzacci. consigliato!
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3.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 16 giugno
«The Inner World» transports gamers into a fantastic country Asposia, which is located inside the planet. By giving, there are three air tunnel in their world, which has long been circulated air, and now these flows virtually dried up. Chief superintendent of the last wind fountain named Conroy my whole life taking care of the baby Roberta raising it away from prying eyes because of its unique appearance. One day Robert accidentally left the walls of the palace, contacted the thief Laura, and learned that he could save from extinction their favorite Asposia's country.

It seems the winds \ air was somewhere? Yes Ori? : D
A good puzzle game to kill time.
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10 persone su 10 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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7.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 27 novembre 2013
The Inner World ci terrà ottima compagnia per circa sei orette, ora più ora meno a seconda della vostra capacità di mangiare enigmi. Anche se le prime fasi di gioco saranno un po’ lente e potrebbero rischiare di annoiarci leggermente, il titolo decollerà a velocità supersonica con una serie di colpi di scena e approfondimenti sulla storia capaci di lasciarci a bocca aperta. Lo sapete, io sono un romanticone, ma non mollavo una lacrimuccia alla fine di un titolo dai tempi di The Walking Dead. Una frase in particolare è riuscita a commuovermi, ma non posso diverla qui per ovvi motivi.

Insomma, non posso che consigliarvi questo titolo, sopratutto se siete in carenza di avventure grafiche. Un universo di gioco originale come pochi, una trama ben scritta e personaggi ben caratterizzati, uniti ad un prezzo più che giusto e, per i fanatici, una ventina di achievement da sbloccare rendono The Inner World un gioco che merita i vostri soldi fino all’ultimo centesimo. Disponibile per PC, Mac e Linux.

Leggi l'Astrorecensione su : http://theshelternetwork.com/the-inner-world-il-buco-con-luniverso-attorno/
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11.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 ottobre 2015
Deliziosa avventura grafica ad opera di uno studio tedesco, The Inner World è ambientato in un piccolo mondo cavo e ci vede nei panni di Robert, giovane apprendista dal curioso naso a flauto e figlio adottivo del severo abate Conroy che governa la città. Così, per recuperare un ciondolo rubato da un piccione, Robert finisce nella parte bassa della città, dove si imbatte nella bella fuorilegge Laura (di cui si innamora subito), e nel suo peregrinare si rende conto che forse le cose non stanno come Conroy gliele ha sempre descritte…

Impreziositi da una grafica adorabile con ottime animazioni, i personaggi sono il punto forte di TIW. Robert è molto ingenuo e un po' tonto, mentre Laura è più scaltra e cinica e svilupperà un rapporto molto particolare con lui. C'è molto di Monkey Island in tutto questo, e a volte sembrerà un po' di vedere le schermaglie tra Guybrush ed Elaine. Ma anche i personaggi di contorno non sono da meno, sono quasi tutti molto fuori di testa e sopra le righe.

Gli enigmi sono generalmente buoni, anche se ogni tanto prevale l'apparente nonsenso come nei titoli di Gilbert e che costringe al "proviamo tutto con tutto", ma per quanto strana una logica c'è più o meno sempre. È comunque presente un sistema di aiuti molto esaustivo, perciò è difficile rimanere bloccati.

Eccellente anche il comparto audio, con un'enormità di dialoghi (a volte quasi eccessivi) doppiati interamente in inglese da voci azzeccatissime specialmente per i protagonisti, e musiche di sottofondo altrettanto belle.

La longevità è nella media, direi 6-7 ore, dipende quanto si rimane bloccati se non si vuole guardare gli aiuti. Il motore di gioco per qualche ragione non è stabilissimo e potrebbe crashare durante alcuni filmati, ma a parte questo non gli trovo particolari difetti seri. È un'AG molto carina con personaggi ben caratterizzati, e tanto basta per essere piacevole da giocare.
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6.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 8 marzo
Voto 7/10

The Inner world è un'avventura grafica molto buona e la consiglio a chiunque piaccia il genere ma è anche un ottimo punto di partenza per chi voglia provare.

Il protagonista è molto ingenuo ed è facile empatizzare per lui ed essere coinvolti dalla sua "favola".

La parte migliore del gioco è l'umorismo sempre calzante. La storia è carina e anche se non c'è nessun colpo di scena è ben raccontata.

La parte peggiore sono i bug: ho dovuto riavviare il gioco 3 volte e alla fine c'erano due musiche di sottofondo contemporaneamente: OUCH! E inoltre ci sono delle schermate di caricamento inspiegabilmente lunghe.

Questo unito a delle animazioni non eccelse e qualche altro difetto minore mi fa valutare il gioco 7 invece di 8. Ma resta una gran bella avventura grafica che consiglio caldamente

+ Storia carina
+ Enigmi carini
+ Voci e musica ok
+ Ottimo sistema di suggerimenti integrato nel gioco

- La grafica poteva essere migliore
- Lunghe schermate di caricamento
- Alcuni bug
- Non c'è la traduzione in italiano
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6.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 2 febbraio 2015
Oh, I cannot recommend this game enough. It was such a lovely adventure, I wish it was at least twice as long! The dialogue never stops being funny, and you'll want to say "Awhh, Robeeeert"...and pat little Robert on the head every time his clueless behaviour makes you chuckle. And you will laugh. A lot. Puzzles are not incredibly hard, and the hint system provides you with enough info if, for example, you're actually missing an object (oh, pixel hunting :) ). The story is good, the characters are hilarious with great voice-acting, and Robert... well, he's just a sweet little boy who goes on an adventure! I'm hoping for a sequel actually, only cause I loved the main character so very much!

Plus, you can sing with your nose!
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24.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 31 agosto 2015
A hilarious and adorable adventure game that I will remember fondly as one of my favorite point and click advetnures in some time. Phenomenal voice acting, cute characters, charming dialogue, good puzzles, and just an overall fun experience watching the characters try to save their people.

We begin with Robert, an orphaned boy who is being raised by a man named Conroy. Conroy is the ruler of this little world of Asposia, and right away, as you can in all animated tales, we realize that Conroy isn't the nicest of fellows. In fact, he seems like a downright meanie. :P One day while Robert is playing his flute nose (yes, I said flute nose) for Conroy in his favorite 1 note tune, a pigeon that Robert has been playing with as one of his only friends comes in and steals Conroy's necklace and flies off. Robert, being the ever dutiful 'son' goes after it and finds himself down in the city of Asposia with all the peasants for the first time outside the walls of Conroy's castle. His adventure is ready to begin...

Robert soon meets residents of Asposia and quickly starts to realize that Conroy may not be the great hero that he was raised to believe he was. Most importantly he meets Laura. A wanted thief, general troublemaker, obvious anti-establishment hero, and the girl of Robert's dreams. Robert is incredibly naive, but falls in love with Laura at first site. She is more worldy and they play off one another fantastically as she teases him and he shows his innocence again and again as a kind and generous boy. Their conversations are great, and Robert is pretty funny no matter how innocent he is.

I didn't find any issues with the game UI, or the puzzle mechanics. They are the standard hover over the bottom of the screen to pop up the item menu, with options to drag them to world objects, combine them, etc. Some of the puzzles are a bit strange and take some trial and error of jsut screwing aroudn finding what items interact with things, but overalll they aren't too illogical most of the time. The game has a few loading screens between areas that on my medium level PC took about 3 seconds to load wasn't a problem for me.

I had no bugs in the game that I can recall. Certainly nothing that made me stop, although the save system is not one that is the type to be friendly for Achievement hunters. The game can be saved manually, or using auto-saves, BUT you don't have a choice about where you save other than picking a slot for your current game. So you have one save and if it auto-saves and you miss an Achievement you will have to start the game over. So...if 100% Achievements is your goal then you better take a look at some Achievements guides BEFORE starting. There are a few that are full game achievements and a couple of them contradict. One side is really easy and can be gotten with a quick restart early on, but the other requires the full game to be played a certain way so you want to make sure you understand these early on before finding out halfway through you will have to play all the way through again.

Game is probalby anywhere from 6-10 hours long. My playtime is longer because I left the game on for 12 hours one day. :)

If you are a fan of point and click adventure games, love games such as the ones made by Daedelic, love cute and adorable characters with phenomenal voice acting, then The Inner World is a fantastic game for you. While this is an Indie studio, and this is their first major game, I consider this adventure game to be as good as any of the Daedelic games I have played. It definitely could be considered as comparable in quality to those. I highly recommend it to any adventure fan. I loved the characters and would love to see more from this studio.

Bringing me to this...

NOTE: While looking at videos for The Inner World on Youtube I noticed this trailer from 2013 that suggested there might be an animated cartoon coming called 'The Inner World', but I ahve found no other news about it. I would have definitely watched, but it gives you a pretty good idea about the voice acting in the game as it is similar to this cartoon. If anyone knows anything else about this animated series I would be interested. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STsqPrG8L7E
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15.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 11 gennaio
Big things can sometimes come in unassuming packages, and not all adventures have to feature innovative control schemes or frightening scare tactics. There is still plenty of room for traditional point-and-click games that impress by doing what’s been done so often before, but doing it very well. The Inner World is that kind of game: a classic adventure whose hand-drawn, cartoony art style will appeal to young gamers, but whose humor, story, and puzzles will keep even veterans of the genre entertained as well. In short, it’s a game that the entire family can truly enjoy together.

Speaking of big things in small packages, little Robert is a novice at the Wind Temple of Asposia and court musician to Abbott Conroy, its resident wind monk. Robert has spent his whole life sheltered under the watchful eye of Conroy, unaware of the dire straits his world finds itself in. You see, Asposia is a world within a world, surrounded on all sides by rock. Wind inexplicably entering through the three wind fountains has become the hidden world’s life force; without it there's no light, and industry, trade, even Asposia’s very existence would come to a grinding halt.

And wind is exactly what’s running out. Years ago, the Basylians – angry wind gods who control the wind fountains – became displeased with the Asposians, and since then they’ve been on a rampage, petrifying all they gaze upon while the wind fountains slowly dry up. Robert isn’t the kind of hero to set out on a grand quest to save his world. Rather, he begins merely by chasing a thieving pigeon into a dirty, trash-choked back alley. Before long, he meets the charismatic Laura, a girl searching for her missing father. Following the cryptic clues he left behind for her, Laura not only believes that her father is still alive somewhere, but that he holds the key to discovering a secret wind fountain. Initially an unwilling participant, Robert is pulled into a tale of civil unrest in his own coming-of-age adventure. And if he plays his cards right, he just might learn how to save the world and impress the girl in the process.

Studio Fizbin, newcomer to the adventure scene, has crafted a charming, player-friendly experience. The game sports high presentation values, chiefly in its hand-drawn animation resembling Saturday morning TV cartoons. It eschews realism for a stylized fantasy world filled with creatures that draw their inspiration straight from a child’s storybook. Most resemble crosses between two animals, like the tumble mice that look like miniature-sized sheep, or the monkey-like wooloofs. Even the Asposians themselves sport an imaginative look, their distinguishing feature a striped, pointed nose – all but Robert, whose nose is plain and lined with holes, allowing him to play it like a flute. Playing as Robert, you’ll have a chance to explore the throne room of Conroy’s castle, brave the dangers of a trap-laden root forest, find an underground laboratory, and uncover the secret of the lost wind fountain.

Along with the clean, colorful art style comes painless navigation and an easy-to-use inventory system. Mousing over an object brings up clickable options, generally things like “Look”, “Take” or “Talk to”. The inventory, popping up when the cursor approaches the bottom of the screen, is unobtrusive; click and drag an item where you’d like to use it, or onto another object to combine them. Items in your inventory, as well as possible dialog options during conversations, are visually represented by button-like picture icons. Holding the mouse button down will cause all on-screen hotspots to appear, avoiding the need for pixel hunting and making it a snap to find any vital items you may have missed previously.

The audio is equally pleasant, with a catchy title theme that perfectly fits the fantastical world, followed by equally good music throughout the game. Voice acting, however, is more of a mixed bag. Most characters sound fine, like Abbott Conroy’s gruff, authoritative baritone and the plucky, rebellious attitude of Laura, Robert's partner in stirring up civil unrest – wanted for such crimes as chewing gum in public. Several minor characters also work flawlessly, and the narrator’s smooth solemnity was a great choice. On the other hand, a few characters get decidedly too much game-time, their voices grating on the nerves, like Detze, a little boy with the painfully obvious adult male falsetto. The most unfortunate voiceover comes from Robert himself; while his flaccid, wispy lack of authority seems fitting at first, it quickly becomes tedious as even describing objects in the environment sounds like an overwhelming task for him.

Perhaps one of the only turn-offs of the game is the sheer amount of dialog to slog through. Not that there are walls of text, but most dialog options require upwards of three or four separate clicks to exhaust completely. Most of these conversations deliver a bit of comedy, fill in some backstory, or simply offer some light-hearted flavor. But anyone who would like to get to the point without starting the same conversation four separate times may get impatient.

The Inner World's gameplay does not attempt any innovation, relying instead on the tried-and-true, point-and-click formula. However, the complexity of the inventory puzzles ramps up quite significantly after the first chapter or two, providing a gentle learning curve early on but keeping things challenging in later chapters. Even with their increased difficulty, the puzzles remain logical, and can always be solved with a minimum of trial and error.

I quite enjoyed the creativity the designers employed in implementing the puzzles. In one scene it becomes clear that Robert needs to bake something. A recipe is easily procured, but finding an oven, making it work, and gathering suitable ingredients proves to be quite a bit more challenging, involving a solution spread out over various screens, gathering and using other items in unconventional ways in order to finally succeed. Of course, without staples such as flour or sugar, one truly has to think outside the box to make this work.

Though each chapter consists of no more than a handful of locations, there are a surprising number of tasks in each segment that must be accomplished before proceeding. Each area typically has a clear goal to accomplish, apparent from the beginning of the chapter, whether unlocking a specific door, retrieving a valuable item, or stopping a piece of machinery. Very few situations, however, have a quick solution. If anything, it feels overwhelming on occasion trying to figure out where to begin sorting through the mess of tasks at hand; sometimes simply discovering what obstacle I was supposed to overcome was enough to set me on the path to resolving it. This was the only time I was ever forced to resort to the hint system.

Overall, The Inner World is a stylish old-school, point-and-click adventure, and savoring the world and all its little details should provide plenty of play time. It doesn’t break any new ground – nor does it ever seek to – but what it does it does well. Puzzles are a highlight, advancing in complexity from simple to vexing, and the world itself is sure to become a favorite locale to many who visit it. Warm and colorful, the characters have a way of growing on you, and even some spotty voice acting proves more of an annoyance than a game breaker. If games steeped in darkness and shadows are your thing, or if you’re looking for a fast-paced thrill ride, you'll have to look elsewhere. But if a leisurely coming-of-age tale with a bit of humor for the whole family sounds good, you may well want to take the trip to Asposia. You're very likely to enjoy your stay, and that's not just a lot of hot air.
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7.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 11 ottobre 2013
As modern point and click adventure games go, this one is fairly decent. It's not a mind-blowing experience by any means, but it's definitely not bad either. You play as a guy named Robert who finds himself thrust into a quest to save the world (naturally). Robert is a very naive and unassuming sort of fella, so a lot of the plot and humor centers around his clueless innocence. The story and dialogue is fairly good for the most part, in turns charming, funny and dark. The voice acting is hit or miss, though - mostly it is decent, but a few lines here and there are inexplicably bad (wrong pronunciations, improper emphasis of words, etc). Mechanically, the game also has its ups and downs. Being a point and click game, you would think that the pointing and clicking would be spot-on, but that's not always the case. Sometimes you can't click on things that you should be able to click (though it usually fixes itself in a second or two). Additionally, half of the achievements don't seem to be working properly. However, the developers have started to release patches to fix some of these problems, so a lot of these things may not be issues in the future. Regardless, none of these faults are deal breakers by any means, anyways.

The puzzles are fairly standard in adventure game terms. You basically just go around talking to people, picking up objects, and using those objects (or combinations thereof) to solve puzzles and progress further. Thankfully, none of the solutions are overly ridiculous or unintuitive (as is the case with many adventure games), though you will need to really think some stuff through from time to time. Apparently there is also a help system in place if you need it (which I didn't even realize until after finishing the game), so you probably won't ever get stuck for long, if you even get stuck at all. The game is divided into 5 chapters, each of which consists of a self-contained series of puzzles that take place on 3 or 4 "screens". Playtime is probably around 7-8 hours or so, give or take. So keep that in mind in terms of how much you are willing to pay. All in all, the game is pretty good. As I said earlier, it is nothing mind-blowing for the genre, but it's a nice experience while it lasts. Probably the worst thing I could say about it (aside from the minor glitches noted above) is that the pacing is very slow. The dialogue in particular seems like it takes foreeeeeeeever sometimes, especially with a main character who is so low-key and slow. The pace may test your patience at times. But if you don't mind that and are into classic adventure games, this is probably worth a look at some point. I would probably recommend waiting for a sale, though, unless you are hardcore into adventure games and need something new to play now.
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8.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 24 marzo 2015
This was a big surprise for me. I bought the Humble Bundle mostly for VVVVVV and I enjoyed this a lot.
It's really charming, has a pretty decent storyline, good puzzles, lovable characters, amazing voice-acting... good in general. Kinda short, but the 6 hours I put into it before finishing it was worth it. Every second. I loved it.
I even loved it so much I re-played it just to 100% it.

Huge yes! Deserves a lot more sales!
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