Legend foretold it. Prophecies predicted it. Chosen ones chose to believe in it. Now the adventure saga continues. A sequel is coming. Join Wilbur, Ivo, Nate and Critter in another classic point-and-click adventure in the wicked world of Aventásia. Help them fulfill their destiny. A destiny as yet unwritten.
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Release Date: Sep 4, 2014
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Why Early Access?

“To get feedback from the community and allow the fans of the first game to play the sequel as early as possible. We want to involve the fans of the series, as well as all new fans, to help us give the game that little bit of extra-polishing. We look forward to the feedback from the players in the Steam forum.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“From September 4th, 2014 until the end of January 2015, with a time gap of approximately one month between each chapter.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“During the Early Access phase we will release four of the five chapters of the game, leading up to the full release of the complete game end of January 2015. The final version will be polished according to the feedback of the community, in terms of difficulty balance of the puzzles, controller-controls, as well as general polishing of animations, sounds and graphics.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently the first four chapters are playable on PC, Mac and Linux, per mouse or controller.
Some of the extra content that was made possible through our backers on Kickstarter is not in the game yet and will be implemented via updates over time.
Though the game has already been thoroughly tested on several systems, there might still be certain compatibility or performance issues on specific configurations.
The controller-controls are still being polished, as we want to integrate the feedback of the fans here.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to have a higher price starting with the final release than now during the Early Access phase.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We started involving the fans of the series early this year with a Kickstarter campaign and after this very positive experience we want to continue the dialogue between the fans and us and get their feedback about the game in general, particularly the difficulty of puzzles and mini-games, and about the controller-based controls.”
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December 18

Early Access Chapter 4 now unlocked!

The mummy has been unleashed again!

The fourth chapter is now available featuring an old friend of "The Book of Unwritten Tales".

Chapter 4 Trailer:
http://store.steampowered.com/video/279940/2036261

Thanks for all your support and feedback so far, we hope you enjoy the new chapter as much as the first three!

For feedback on the fourth chapter, please use this thread
http://steamcommunity.com/app/279940/discussions/0/626329820724501271/

For bugs and tech issues on the fourth chapter, please use this thread
http://steamcommunity.com/app/279940/discussions/0/626329820724440725/

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November 18

Early Access & Chapter 3 Update November 17th

- New, improved controls via controller.
- Fixed camera behavior.
- Optimized display of credits.
- Fixed a bug where avatar was teleporting instead of walking.

3.1:
· Adjusted diverse MouseOver texts and states.
· The scene where Esther and Ethel enter the workshop with the paint works now.
· Adjusted background in the workshop.
· Adjusted camera in the camp.
· Getting coal last doesn’t result in a dead end any more.
· Rope with stone/sack disappears from inventory when used.
· Fixed several problems with Timmy’s disguise.
· Some objects that could only be examined once, can now be examined more than once.
· Fixed dead end during assembly of the detonation mechanism.
· Added missing inventory icon at detonation mechanism.

3.2:
· If Ivo examines doll for the second time, the examine sequence from the first time won’t be played again.
· Esther and Gulliver can now be examined more than once.
· Fixed wrong examine sequence after Ivo has been freed from prison.
· Fixed problem with coal and poster.
· Fixed problem of game freezing after talking to Ethel about healing potion.
· Fixed dead end when Wilbur is entering school while Ivo is standing next to troll.
· Fixed NavMesh problems in the lake scene.

NOTE: This patch can corrupt older savegames that were made in the first part of Chapter 3 (Wilbur below Seastone). Savegames in the Steam cloud cannot be deleted, but only overwritten! If you experience unusual loading times with an older save game, please restart the chapter and overwrite the save game. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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Quotes

“King Art Games are well on their way to make BoUT 2 even bigger, better and prettier than its predecessor” - Hookedgamers.com, GamesCom 2014

“Whoever loves puzzles and humor, will cherish BoUT 2” – Computerbild Spiele, GamesCom 2014

About This Game

Legend foretold it. Prophecies predicted it. Chosen ones chose to believe in it. Now the adventure saga continues. A sequel is coming. Join Wilbur, Ivo, Nate and Critter in another classic point-and-click adventure in the wicked world of Aventásia. Help them fulfill their destiny. A destiny as yet unwritten.

The Tale


A few years have passed since our heroes heroically defeated the arch-witch Mortroga. And their lives, like the lives of most people in Aventásia, are still in turmoil. The War of the Two Towers is over, but the wounds it left upon the land are still bleeding.

The gnome Wilbur Weathervane is struggling with his new job as a teacher at the reopened School for Wizardry and Witchcraft. His magic wand is having a mind of its own and an assassination plot against the arch-mage overshadows the first democratic elections in Seastone.

Faced with political intrigues that threaten the delicate balance of peace, Wilbur is in dire need of his old friends. But the elf princess Ivo and the adventurer Nate have, after a brief romantic interlude, gone their separate ways.

Ivo has returned to her gilded cage in the elf kingdom, overprotected by her controlling mother.

Nate along with his trusty companion Critter has been taken prisoner on the flying island of his arch-enemy the Red Pirate.

But fate does not rest. A darkness has fallen upon the land, or rather, a pinkness. A magic force is turning mighty beasts into fluffy plush puppies and towering castles into oversized dollhouses. Every world needs its heroes. However unlikely they may seem.

Key Features

  • A new adventure from KING Art, the creators of The Book of Unwritten Tales, The Critter Chronicles and The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief
  • A fantasy story with over 20 hours of pointing and clicking
  • The trademark BoUT-humor, lovingly spoofing LotR, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Discworld, The Hobbit, WoW and more
  • Hundreds of weird, yet oddly logical puzzles
  • The well-proven "Multi-Character-Gameplay"
  • The established four playable characters Wilbur, Nate, Ivo and Critter
  • An ensemble of quirky characters, both well-established and brand-new
  • Projection Mapping technology unites the merits of 2D and 3D styles and technique
  • An epic soundtrack with all the classics and many new compositions

Kickstarter-powered Extra Features


Thanks to the support of our fans on Kickstarter, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 will be an even bigger and better adventure. Here’s what the backers of our Kickstarter-campaign helped achieve:

  • Optional Side-Quests: Similar to RPGs the game will feature optional puzzle chains besides the main puzzles, that you can choose to solve, but don´t have to
  • Extra Outfits: For solving side-quests you will not only receive achievements, but also unique outfits that the playable characters can equip, and that you can combine in different ways to create unique outfits
  • Production blog & Making-of Videos: Our vlogger Danica has joined the fellowship of BoUT2 and provides a regular production blog and video updates
  • Orchestra recordings: For the first time several of Benny Oschmann´s much-loved music tracks for the game will be recorded with a live orchestra

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9c compatible graphic card with 256 MB RAM and PixelShader 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: These specs are still being determined.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series or higher/ATI X1600 or higher (Pixel Shader 3.0)
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Compatible with MacBook Air 2013, these specs are still being determined.
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series or higher/ATI X1600 or higher (Pixel Shader 3.0)
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: These specs are still being determined.
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 11
Early Access Review
For me, KING Art's games bring back the good old times where I loved playing titles like Monkey Island or Simon the Sorcerer... a time I thought was long gone. I recently completed The Book of Unwritten Tales (and its extension, the Critter Chronicles). A great game with very likable characters, a very nice art style and a superb voice acting performance.

This title here certainly lives up to its predecessor. I played through chapter one so far and laughed out loud several times while doing so... that does not happen often for me in video games :-).

Took me around five hours. As the full version will have five chapters, this title seems to have even more content than the first game had. And, judging from the chapter release dates so far, I am confident that this title will indeed be out of early access pretty soon.

At one point, I had some technical issues resulting in the game stuck with no further interaction possible. Luckily, I could fix the problem by changing the graphic quality from high to low and then back to high again. I am confident these problems will be resolved in the full version.

If you like adventures, you should definitely buy this game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 8
Early Access Review
What a great game so far. Its stunningly beautiful graphics with some pretty hilarious moments. I watched my friend play the first and now i can have the experience to play the second part. Its nice to get away from the fast pace of fps to slow down and watch a story unfold.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 24
Early Access Review
I am enjoying this game, but I've decided to shelve it for the second time due to hitting a second game breaking bug.

Early access doesn't work for these types of games. It's entirely possible to hit a game breaking bug, and then play for a number of hours before you realise what has happened. The first time this happened, I needed to start from scratch. The second time, I need to go back several hours.

I'm sure it'll be fixed in the end, but I'm putting it on pause for a while. I'll update my review to a positive one in the future, but for now I wouldn't recommend playing it in case you get burned, like I have.

Another thing to note, the first game didn't have any swearing, if I recall correctly. This one says "5#1t" quite often. More than I like. Sometimes they bleep it out, sometimes they keep it in. The bleeps are funny, but when the sweet little Gnome swears, I find myself taken aback.

Also, there are a few VERY POOR design decisions. In one part of the game I was stuck for about an hour looking for an object (a small hat). I checked every room, held down the space bar (to see where items may be), but couldn't see it. Eventually I watched a YouTube video of someone doing the same bit. He roamed around for 20-30 mins looking for the same thing. It turned out, however, that in one room, I needed to push my character to walk ALL the way over as far right as he could, so the screen could shuffle over an inch so I could see the object.

That isn't fun, developers! That's bad planning. At least zoom the camera out, or pan the camera when you talk to the person in the room!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
45.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 15
Early Access Review
I've played the Critter Chronicles, and The Book of Unwritten Tales 1 and 2. What a great cliffhanger at the end of Part 2. Stories just keep getting better and better over the years. The characters and stories are so enjoyable, you forget you've been playing over 8 hours. Can't wait for the continuing adventures of my favorite gnome - Wilber Weathervane. Here’s a review of Part 1 I wrote on Amazon back in 2012. If you want to feel like you're on a quest as Frodo Baggins was in Lord of the Rings, or be reminded of Yoda from Star Wars when a little gremlin appears in the palm of your hand, or just enjoy being in a magical world like Harry Potter, you will look forward to sitting down and opening The Book of Unwritten Tales. You will be going on an adventure with four characters but I like Wilbur Weathervane. I'm routing for you little guy, by the way he's a gnome. The controls are very easy to learn - just point and click. Press the spacebar if you get befuddled but use it sparingly. The creative author weaved a unique tale of good vs. evil. With a swish and flick of their paint brush, the imaginative graphic artists will whisk you off to an enchanted world. The voice actors with their wee bit of a Scottish accent have the best voices to tell a story, and hearing the sounds of birds singing, bees buzzing, potions exploding, wind blowing while you're atop a dragon, helps to immerse you into the story. I wish I could smell the flowers. Someday we might have a button on our game consoles for smell. Now what would it be called? I know! How about the Sensatizer or Sensometer or the NoseKnows? I leave that to your imagination. Soooooo, if you're looking for a virtual book to read and one that you will wish the story never ends, look no further than The Book of Unwritten Tales.
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37 of 37 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Early Access Review
Ah Germans, the greatest storytellers of the modern gaming industry. First Daedalic, now KING Art, I wonder what would they bring us in the future when they already gave us the most amazing modern adventure games in recent years ?

I didn't play the first The Book of Unwritten Tales, but I did play another adventure game from KING Art - The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief. While the game had good story, great gameplay and somewhat likeable characters, it also had horrendous camera, awful facial expressions and mostly terrible voice acting. Luckily, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 doesn't suffer from technical issues (besides bugs, ya' know, Early Access) and moreover, the game is already perfect.

The story can be described in two words: MIND-BLOWN. At first, I thought it was just a typical tale about a princess, a gnome and a generic dude with beard who's destined to save the world blah blah... but I was wrong. TBoUT2 is more than that. It's full of witty, funny jokes and pop culture references. You can easily find something related to Harry Potter, Batman or Game of Thrones throughout the story and of course they're not misplaced at all. You will love the characters, no matter how they look and what they do. You will laugh until you fall of a chair, a lot. You will drop your jaws because of how beautiful the world is. You will scream "I WANT MORE!!!" after the chapter ends.

You want me to tell more about the game ? I'd like to but I can't. Experience the game by yourself. Even in 30 minutes, 1 hour or 6 hours, you won't regret visiting the wonderful world of The Book of Unwritten Tales 2.

Now, are you ready for a new adventure ?
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Early Access Review
It’s been two years since the release of the original Book of Unwritten Tales, and thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign developer King Art Games was able to bring it back for a sequel.

For returning players this game will be a familiar sight. All four main characters are back, albeit in different costumes, there are multiple throwbacks to the previous games and every location has pop-culture references for you to find. Needless to say, this installment as well is very aware of itself as a video game.

You will however, notice some changes. The User Interface has changed slightly, to where your inventory is displayed as a backpack with all your items being smaller icons. Not unlike the UI from the Ultima games.

The game remains a point ‘n click adventure game, which means the pace is slow and focuses on story and characters rather than combatting enemies. This means you’ll have to endure a very dialogue heavy game. But thanks to the expert writing and humor throughout, backed up by the returning voice-actors who once again do an excellent job, you’ll never truly grow bored with it.

The puzzles you’ll have to solve don’t feel too easy, but aren’t too hard either. Never do they feel illogical (as far as mixing magic potions go) and for those who might need a little more help the game will provide plenty of clues.

A normal player will get about twenty hours of gameplay out of this game once all five parts are released, which makes the asking price of €29,99 an investment. But I have faith it will be worth it by the end.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Early Access Review
In my past I did not play a lot and my friends were very exited about a new game. They could not stop talking about it. And then I played it, too. It was awesome. I never ever played such a long amazing lovely beautiful and exciting game. It was Book of Unwritten Tales. I also used this game in my bachelor thesis some years later. Then I noticed how many different kind of puzzles there are.
And now, it is back .... yes ... and we can play it in Early Access on Steam. It is great to be back in the world of Wilbur, Ivo, and Nate. It is again a beautiful mystical and wonderful world with lots of beautiful places. After a short lovely intro and a nice tutorial, we start with Ivo and we have to solve some problems again. The details of the world are beautiful and made with love. The game does not become boring. I am always curious about the next puzzles to solve. After Ivo, we have to help Wilbur to solve some problems, too. He has become a teacher and has to teach magic, without knowing something about it. But yes, it is Wilbur and with our help he will find a solution. But first he has to solve some mystic questions about the old magic school building. And of course this is BoUT World, Wilburs friend cannot help him, because he is busy playing a role play game of the real world.
Thanks to the Early Access players are able to give constructive feedback to make the game super awesome. The developers listen carefully, ask lots of questions and are eager to put the feedback into the game. They already increased the accessibility of the game. It has a window mode, better quality of the subtitles and a menu icon. Well I am not a magic person, but I am sure, that this game will become one of my most favourite game in the world.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Early Access Review
Only first chapter available now, but game is already freaking awesome. Visuals are just amazing and propably best of all adventure games i have seen. Dialogs and commentaries are very well written. During first chapter i had to laugh out loud on several occasions, because of how funny game is.

Just play it already !
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Early Access Review
LOVE IT!

Have been a point & click nerd since I played Simon the Sorcerer as a little kid & however many games I've played nothing really seemed to quite live up to it, even the first Book of Unwritten tales & Critter Chronicals.
This game though might actually have it beat. I love the side quests (who knew they even did that in Click & Point games?) & the script is clever, funny & well voiced. The story moves along well, the puzzles are tricky enough that they're a lot of fun but not so tricky that they take away from the story.

All in all an amazing game so far & the best point & click game....possibly ever, really shows what could be acheived in point & click games if companies were willing to put the resources in :)
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
47.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Early Access Review
Funny, gorgeous, and the puzzle's are intriguing. I was greatly entertain. You get chapter 1 & 2 with 3 on the way, it is early access. The artwork is superb. and script is funny. Plus the dialog is great. What a fun game. 2 Thumbs up.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Early Access Review
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is an hilariously good Point & Click with great easter eggs and references.

It's simply Point & Click done right. Rest of the written impression below.

http://youtu.be/Rwl9OSo0dFA

The world is extremely well detailed, with great music, and doesn't get you bogged down in a boring static world.
The art style is particularly good, and the puzzles fun and entertaining.

It's still in early access with just the first chapter, but I honestly don't see that as a problem. In fact, given how TellTale Games does an episodic style for their games, getting this in early access works out the same in many respects.

There are bugs or issues encountered in the Mac version I played, and I simply found it to be a lovely experience all round. Especially since I've never been too fond of Point & clicks.

I really feel like I should go play the first game now, as everything I've experienced so far has been extremely fun and engaging.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Early Access Review
I loved the first Book of Unwritten Tales, and then the Critter Chronicles. Both were beautiful games with awesome graphics, excellent gameplay and a believable story.
I was so excited to see BOUT 2 Greenlighted and now released on Early Access. It is just as beautiful, clever and fun. It's too bad I can't play it. I am hoping with all the fixes the developer is releasing, this particular bug will also be fixed. I can't wait to delve into the game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Early Access Review
Looks great so far, with funny dialogue, logical puzzles, on-point voice acting and an intuitive control scheme (though I do agree with the reviewer who disliked the inventory closing mechanic; having to find the little X in the upper right hand corner and click every time was clunky. Not a big deal, but clunky.)

A few glitches, but that's to be expected from Early Access, and nothing gamebreaking that I stumbled across.

I've loved point-and-click adventure games since I was a kid, especially those that don't force arcade elements upon you. I've had less and less time to play since then, however, and have started many games with high hopes but ended up getting distracted and/or losing interest halfway through.

Was very pleasantly surprised by the first BOUT - played it all the way through and yearned for more. Thought Critter Chronicles suffered a bit in comparison, possibly because I feel like his humor's a little one-note compared to the variety of color that the multiple protagonists in BOUT brought to the story. (Sorry, Critter!)

So far, BOUT 2 looks like it's a worthy successor to the first game, and I can't wait to play through the first three chapters and see what's yet to come.

(Also, OT, but I loved, loved, loved the first chapter of the King Art game 'Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief' as well; such a surprising treasure for any fan of Agatha Christie. It's a pity that the following two chapters couldn't live up to it, but I hope the devs decide to try something else with that same 'cozy' mystery atmosphere in the future!)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Early Access Review
Beautiful graphics, music. Still good jokes and, most importantly, LOGICAL puzzles!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Early Access Review
This game is really fun to play! It feels similar to the first The Book of Unwritten Tales, but has far more depth to it.

Chapter One by itself is about the same length as the entire Critter Chronicles game, and there are still four more chapters to be released.

There is a good deal of optional content including lots of things that are placed specifically for humour. It's got the right mix of optional and necessary tasks.

The adventure is interesting and the side humour will make you try things you know won't work, just to see what is said.

Given the expectations I had for this game, it has already exceeded based on Chapter One alone.

If there are another four chapters as long as the first, then this is fantastic value for money.

Hard to believe it is early access, as it plays like a completed game. If you liked the first one, you will love this game.

Cannot wait to see the next chapter!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Early Access Review
The first chapter of BouT2 is absolutely amazing!

I found some minor bugs, as expected because of the early access version, but they didn´t affect the gameplay in a negative way and I had a lot of fun. I smiled more than one time. It started already with the intro/tutorial which has been a nice reference to a well known fantasy series and that was just the beginning - the game is full of references to modern fantasy games, movies and books. I´m sure I missed some by the first playtrough.

The VISUALS are the best ones, I´ve seen so far and I´ve played a lot of adventure games in the past. Full of details, you can discover something in nearly every corner.

The MUSIC recordings with the live orchestra will happen this month in prague. I guess this soundtrack will bring the game to a whole new level and improve the overall atmosphere of the game. It would´ve been great if the last kickstarter goal with full orchestra recordings had been reached, but unfortunately some pledges were missing for this milestone.

The CHARACTERS are lovely drawn and animated and perfect dubbed by famous voice-over artists (I played the german version).

I have to confess, that the DIALOGUES in the first chapter are long, therefor the pacing is a little bit slow, but the developer, king art, has talked about it yet and they said, that the pacing in the upcoming chapter will be better and that they are thinking about improving it in the first chapter. I miss some more close-up scenes or cuts to the characters while they are speaking - but that´s "complaining on a high comfort level" and there must be a goal to reach for the possible third BouT part ;-)

The PLAYTIME is huge: I played the first Chapter nearly 5 hours. If the following four chapters are as long as the first one, there will be at least 25 hours of pure adventure fun - that´s a big adventure game!

It was the right decision to support the game and the developer with the help of kickstarter to improve there vision of a wonderful adventure game in these days. I can´t wait to play the second chapter. Guess we can look forward to an amazing second part of the series! You should get it now, if you´re not already a kickstarter backer - it´s worth the price, won´t get cheaper until the "official release" early next year and you can play it right now with all the continual regular updates.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Early Access Review
Pros:
Beautiful graphics and art!
Fun and witty humour, with tongue-in-cheek reference to other fantasy worlds.
Puzzles that make sense (although some reference other fantasy stories).
Awesome music too.

Cons:
Maybe puzzles were a little too easy, but YMMV.
It's only the first chapter... so way too short. Give me the second chapter already! Still, don't let this hold you back from a very polished game (there are probably some bugs waiting to be squashed, but I haven't experienced any show-stoppers... in fact I'd say it's really really good).

Conclusion:
If you're a fan of adventure games... you've probably already got it. If not, do yourself a favour and get it :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Early Access Review
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is the very sequel I have hoped for. It is rich in detail, filled with love and has so many tiny hints and tributes that alone are a joy to discover. The puzzles are well balanced and fairly challenging and yet, with a bit of thinking, they can alle be solved without the trial-and-error-loop you might remember from some other games of this beutiful, but little, genre.

TLDR: If you want to spend your money into something rare yet magnificent, don't think twice, go for it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Early Access Review
If the remaining 4 chapters live up to Chapter 1, this is an adventure game worth owning! If you have played either Book of Unwritten Tales or Critter Chronicles, you know what to expect: the graphics are stunning, the pop references are everywhere, the puzzles are hard enough to make you think twice but probably not much more (although I'll admit the cleaning the hall task had me stumped for a bit as the clue was a little too foggy for this old mind). Poking fun at everyone and everything (including themselves), The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 promises to be a whole lot of fun. I actually was laughing so loud I get yelled at while completing the library task; as this is an early release, I won't say more but if you are an old time player like who remembers computers without monitors, you will get a giggle out of that task. To be fair to you, I did conribute to the game during it's Kickstarter and my mug will appear at some point in the game (or wait a minute, that troll did look familiar) so keep that in mind as I have a horse in this race. That said, I love what I'm seeing and I'm sure glad I got a crack at Chapter 1. I for one, can't wait for Chapter 2 in October!

Update for November 18: I finished Chapter 3 last night and I can say the game is holding up to the promises of Chapter 1. The gameplay is continuing to be fairly straight forward although a couple of the puzzles you just have to bull through as there is no real logic to them. One thing to add to this ongoing review is that King Art has done a very good job about making you care about the characters. This is, I think, one of the best things about their games is that they give some depth of character and motivation to the heroes. I don't want to give away spoilers for folks who are waiting until the game's release in January, but Wilbur does go through a crisis of confidence and the way the game brings the situation on and resolves it is so much better than so many other games. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to Chapter 4 in December.

Update for December 22: Finished Chapter 4 last night and if possible, I think I like it more than Chapter 3! The game continues to hit almost all the right buttons. The graphics are lovely (although there are a few technical glitches with the beta, especially in the pyramid), the gags and pop culture references are non stop and we continue to be introduced to crazy new characters. This last point is an important part of this series; the writers do a nice job of mixing up the old characters with the new and taking time to give some depth to the minor characters so they aren't just foils for the main characters.

Do I like the game being released in episodes? The answer is a reserved yes. Each chapter has ended on a cliff hanger with a few old crisis resolved but new ones fbeing formed. King Arts certainly took a cue from the old serial films and radio broadcasts. One can almost hear at the end of each chapter: "Tune in next week, same bat-channel, same bat-time" (for you young ones, try Google). While it is a device that moves the game along and clearly sets up the goals for the characters, it does sort of feel like I've played four mini-games instead of one big one. I may change that attitude when I replay the whole game but I thought I'd toss that in here.
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15.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Early Access Review
(This review may or may not contain spoilers. Proceed at your own risk!)

Alright, to start, I am a HUGE fan of the first BoUT, as well as Critter Chronicles (because who can resist that adorable, fuzzy...Critter? XD). This game, so far, is not disappointing when compared to its predecessors in the series.

All the characters' introductions were excellent, and have me excited to play the future chapter releases (especially Nate's!).

I did have some technical issues in the tutorial during the opening credits and briefly in the mage school's library. While playing on low quality, I was getting stuck with the dialogue cursor and was unable to interact with the surroundings. I fixed this by changing my graphics quality to medium and then back to low. I'm not sure if those have been fixed in the newest patch.
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