With her telekinesis, unorthodox use of torture instruments, a knack for improvisation and the help of a shady fox she makes her way from the peaks of Glass Mountain to the deepest dungeon.
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Release Date: Jul 2, 2015

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“It is perfect.”
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“A Unique Point & Click Adventure Game You Don’t Want to Miss.”
82% – Canadian Online Gamers

“... and in the end I was sad that it was over.”
8/10 – Gamereactor

About This Game


Dragons, witches, trolls... No one can stop Anna. With her telekinesis, unorthodox use of torture instruments, a knack for improvisation and the help of a shady fox she just makes her way. She communes with the dead, shuts off the local taverns beer supply and gets old ladies behind bars...

The world of author Dane Krams' debut on the game development stage isn't as cuddly as it may seem. Anna however, is actually perfectly nice - or is she? It all starts with freeing talking teddy bear...

Anna's Quest unfolds a hand-drawn, grim tale with a good dash of self-irony.


  • Unlimited inventory with special slot for a baby dragon
  • Small-time Vandalism
  • Discover a Unicorn's inner beauty
  • Black magic and telekinesis - this time, not exclusive to villains!
  • Executions for the whole family!
  • light-hearted, courageous, bad-ass: Anna
  • Classic Point & Click controls with hotspot-indicator
  • Awesome ending (really!)

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 (32/64 bit versions)
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 205, AMD Radeon HD 3400 Series with 256 MB VRAM, latest OpenGL driver
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
    • Additional Notes: The "Prologue" bonus content requires Java 1.8. The main game is playable without Java. Using the Minimum Configuration, we strongly recommend to use minimal settings in order to not experience low frame rates.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 (32/64 bit versions)
    • Processor: 2.6 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 405, AMD Radeon HD 5400 Series or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card with Latest Drivers
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.7
    • Processor: Intel 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 205, AMD Radeon HD 3400 Series, Intel 4000 Graphics with 256 MB VRAM, latest OpenGL driver
    • Storage: 1400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: The "Prologue" bonus content requires Java 1.8. The main game is playable without Java. Using the Minimum Configuration, we strongly recommend to use minimal settings in order to not experience low frame rates.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.10
    • Processor: Intel 2.6 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 405, AMD Radeon HD 5400 Series, Intel HD 5000 or higher
    • Storage: 1400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit only)
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 205, AMD Radeon HD 4500 Series with 256 MB VRAM and proprietary drivers, latest OpenGL driver
    • Storage: 1400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Card with Latest Drivers
    • Additional Notes: The "Prologue" bonus content requires Java 1.8. The main game is playable without Java. Using the Minimum Configuration, we strongly recommend to use minimal settings in order to not experience low frame rates.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit only)
    • Processor: 2.6 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 405, AMD Radeon HD 6400 Series or higher with proprietary drivers
    • Storage: 1400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Card with Latest Drivers
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SleepyMaya
52.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
The game was somewhat fun, but sadly the story was very boring until the last episode. It was also very predictable, and I could figure out the end and most of the plot twists right at the first episode, cause everything was way too easy to guess. In fact, it was predictable to a point where there were a lot of times at the game where I could see what I'll need to do before it was even possible to do it, and the character told me that I should keep this option for later. I feel like the game was too family friendly and not evil enough. The main character is also very boring.

The only reason I would still recommand the game is because of the witch villain, it was a great character and pretty much the only good thing about the game, even though the story was really predictable, and you have to suffer 5 boring episodes before you get to the only good episode.

The graphics were also very good for a 2D point and click game, except for the fact that the main character has no pupils. :P But I feel like the cool drawings were the only reason I kept playing even when it was boring (that, and the fact that I wanted to know what happens to the villain).

Overall I would recommand but mainly for kids/young teenagers, story is not sophisticated enough for adults.
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wellspokenman
14.0 hrs
Posted: August 17
A well designed adventure game with lovely art. Seldom are useless objects in your inventory. A few puzzles almost had me googling, but perserverence prevailed. None of the solutions felt unfair (the way classic adventure games used to). It doesn't outstay its welcome either. You can tell that the people who made this have been at this for a while. The story seems to take forever to get going though. In the final chapter we finally saw some character progresion, but I would have appreciated it if this started a lot earlier (this would be a tradeoff between holding back plot twists to get a greater reveal and less of a character arc, or having less twists in favour of seeing how our characters react to this information over time). Voice acting solid for the main characters. Seriously shaky for some of the bit parts.

Some bugs (win10 x64, 980ti): when desktop was at 4k, and game was at 1920x1080 fullscreen you could see in game mouse + desktop mouse. Sometimes only desktop cursor was visisble such that clicking anywhere would minimise the game. Game would often fail to start. Setting desktop to same res as game, setting game to windowed, choosing full screen in game, exiting, then re-entering, seems to workaround until reboot.
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Crash Game Reviews
9.7 hrs
Posted: August 10
Product received for free
Anna's Quest is an incredibly well written family friendly game with a fantastic fairy tale story.

All the puzzles can be worked out with enough time and I never was stuck on one for too long.
The game does not run on moon logic.

The art style is unique and beautifully animated

The characters are family friendly but aren't sickly sweet, each character has their own issues and problems and are written to fit their own personalities and characteristics perfectly

Anna her self is a fantastic and well rounded character with flaws, fears and challenges she must triumph over.

Anna is probably one of the most well written female protaginists in a game I've ever played, She fits perfectly into her world and is a positive role model for kids.
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Sandwell
11.2 hrs
Posted: August 3
Anna's Quest has a pretty decent story. Although Anna seemed a little annoying at first. However, I just got done with the Deponia series. So it was a little strange to play as a character hung up on always doing the right thing. As opposed to one who is constantly insulting other characters and stealing/destroying their stuff.

Anyway, the puzzles and mini-games are fairly easy. And you change locations enough to keep you from getting bored. But the story is the real reason to get this game.
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M M
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 1
So, this game forces mouse acceleration with NO option to change that.

Really? REALLY?? What year is it supposed to be, 1988? Hands-down one of the least clever ways I've seen devs try to troll players. What the hell guys.
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Reginald Shoe
5.8 hrs
Posted: July 30
The puzzles were decent, but ultimately I play a game like this for the story and the characters.

Anna, as a character, falls flat. She goes through no character development, and her voice actor is a little irritating.

Oddly enough, in the 11th hour, the villain of this story gets a lot of character development. She ends up as the most fleshed-out character in the entire game, and they basically do that in the span of one chapter. The developers did a good job with that, and so it's a shame they didn't spend some of that skill on the first five chapters' worth of storytelling.
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cat
9.2 hrs
Posted: July 25
Anna's Quest is a usual Click and Point Adventure from Daedalic Entertainments (better known for games like Deponia). It's about a girl who lives with his grandpa on a farm til he get sick. Now she needs to travel the world to find a cure for him but the world outside the farm is evil.

The game has a easy but good and somewhat thrilling story. The graphics and music are great and proper. The riddles and combinations of different items is often intuitiv and clearly logical. That's something what differs this game to other games like e.g Deponia and that's what this makes the game really fun to play. I played the game with english voice and german subtitles. The voice actors did a great job and the translation was really good. Good work Deadalic!

The game shouldn't take to long to finish. Depends on how fit you are on riddles but you should need about 6-10h. The only "sad" thing is that there are no auto safe points and you will definetely miss some achievments and therefore you need a second playthrough to get a complete game.

I definetely recommend this game even if you don't play all day long Point and Click adventures.
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The_Last_Starfighter
24.3 hrs
Posted: July 14
Often in adventure games, the protagnist is called upon to bend the rules: stealing, tricking, and exploiting their way to victory, and this is usually hand-waved as a case of the ends justifying the means for the sake of gameplay. Anna's Quest is the first adventure game I've played which explores this concept as a core theme of the narrative in a very clever way, making full use of the adventure genre as one of the best for ludonarrative harmony.

Anna's quest asks the question: "if those who fight monsters must take care not to themselves become a monster, HOW careful must they be?" but it does so in a way that doesn't come across as preachy. The game begins with a seemingly fairly simple story and then adds world building at a well paced disgestable rate. The world itself is a fun mixture between a classic fairytale setting, with the occasional addition of contempory technology, in the style of the Monkey Island series, of which it's clear the game has taken inspiration from.

The puzzles are mainly based around interacting with inventory items, which is a style I personally enjoy. Some items make themselves useful a number of times, which I like firstly, because it keeps you guessing, and secondly, because it helps with the illusion that the items don't simply exist to solve puzzles, although most inventory items are expended by the time each act is over - it would have been nice to hold on to a few items for longer and have to remember them at some crucial time much later, or have an item be useful many times throughout the entire span of the game.

Still, the puzzles that the game has are all pretty creative. There wasn't much that I felt was contrived, and for the majority of the time, I felt like I was being given enough hints for a fair challenge, without having my hand held. Most sections of the game have multiple tasks for the player to accomplish, allowing challenges to be approached non-linearly, again, in the style of the Monkey Island series. For pepole who haven't played many point and clicks before: that's good, because means if you get stuck on one puzzle, you can switch your attention to another puzzle for a while.

Although the puzzles aren't all inventory based: there are a few skippable mini-games which provide some variety, but not so many that it makes the game feel as though it's apologizing for being in the adventure genre. There's also a smart puzzle that all takes place during some dialogue, though saying much more would give it away.

The art style has a nice whimisical look to it, the most notible ones being the shopkeeper, who you can tell is going to be a grouch from the moment you see him, the town guard, and the Swan Prince, whose cocky expressions made me laugh out loud at some points, probably making him my pick for funniest character of the game. Although I'd probably say my least favorite character design is probably Anna herself. I think it would have been better if she'd been more expressive.

With all that said, I was sad to see this game end, not only because (without revealing too much) of the bittersweet finale, but because I really enjoyed it and was left wanting more. I'd be very excited for an Anna's Quest 2.
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Hopsin
6.1 hrs
Posted: July 13
Really good point and click adventure!
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friesen.carly
12.5 hrs
Posted: July 8
I got hooked on this one while playing the demo. Well-developed story with a wide variety of puzzles of varying difficulty. Twists on fairy tales were thoughtful and well-connected. Art was well done and I enjoyed the nods to other Daedalic games. The telekenesis ability was a decent feature, but almost acted like just another object in my inventory (and it was a little annoying to have the characters consistently and intentionally mispronounce it). I liked playing as two different characters - neat twist in perspective near the end. Overall, this is a solid PAC adventure game and I look forward to new games from this developer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
A well designed adventure game with lovely art. Seldom are useless objects in your inventory. A few puzzles almost had me googling, but perserverence prevailed. None of the solutions felt unfair (the way classic adventure games used to). It doesn't outstay its welcome either. You can tell that the people who made this have been at this for a while. The story seems to take forever to get going though. In the final chapter we finally saw some character progresion, but I would have appreciated it if this started a lot earlier (this would be a tradeoff between holding back plot twists to get a greater reveal and less of a character arc, or having less twists in favour of seeing how our characters react to this information over time). Voice acting solid for the main characters. Seriously shaky for some of the bit parts.

Some bugs (win10 x64, 980ti): when desktop was at 4k, and game was at 1920x1080 fullscreen you could see in game mouse + desktop mouse. Sometimes only desktop cursor was visisble such that clicking anywhere would minimise the game. Game would often fail to start. Setting desktop to same res as game, setting game to windowed, choosing full screen in game, exiting, then re-entering, seems to workaround until reboot.
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70 of 85 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2015
So charming and beautiful. The puzzles are intuitive. The writing is good. The production values are really great. Can't recommend this more.
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81 of 106 people (76%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2015
Anna's Quest is a sweet little Point and click adventure, it has some good puzzles in each chapter, and i found my self being stuck once or twice, but that just makes it that more satisfying when figuring out a puzzle :)
And its fully Voiced, i love that, much more relaxing and immersive than reading all dialogue. Very much Recommended.

https://youtu.be/7-O6aVSNTnA
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41 of 52 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2015
Summary:

A point and click adventure game with heart, Anna's Quest does something that I haven't seen the genre do for a while: tug directly on the heartstrings in terms of empathy. While it's gameplay is what you'd want out of the genre and does a great job in really being in that sweet spot of not being too easy, but not being too painfully frustrating, it's the story telling and characters that carry it in a way that hasn't been done in the genre for a while. There's not a lot of humor and the visuals lack compared to some of their prior work in Deponia, but its clear that they wanted to make a heart-warming story more then anything else, and great voice acting and writing makes you want to see what happens next. It's a game that I'll be completing for the story alone, and that's what you need out of a game in this genre. Definitely worth a pick up for narrative focused fans or Point and Click lovers.

Gameplay Footage and Video First Impressions: http://youtu.be/CNSkY5ITB7s

Lists:

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  • Perfect balance of gameplay in terms of difficulty. Not too easy, but not with old PnC adventure game logic that makes you want to pull your hair out.
  • The story is superb and in particular, the empathy aspect of the game really shines through. Be prepared to have your heartstrings tugged on.
  • Voice acting is great. In particular, Anna is played perfectly and the characters in question come to life thanks to their voice actors. Not over the top, but just right.
  • Enough red herrings added in terms of gameplay without it being annoying for exploration.
  • Have I mentioned the charm?
  • Pacing is handled rather well.

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  • The visuals seem like a step back from Deponia.
  • Could have added some puzzles/minigames to add a little of variety to gameplay.
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Options include Subtitles, Hotspot Indicator, Achievements notice, Minigame Skip Button, and Open Inventory by Clicking, all of which are selected by default except the inventory one. Separate sliders for Music, Voices, Effects, Cinematic Volume, and Global Volume, plus Fullscreen, Resolution from 640x480 to 1920x1080, Additional Animations, HD Cutscenes, and a slider for Brightness. There are also six languages to choose from.

I did the game entirely as point-and-click, but there are keyboard shortcuts if you prefer. Left-click to interact, right-click to examine, press down on scroll button (or the space bar) to indicate hotspots. Double-click on an exit to immediately leave the scene.

The game offers a tutorial, which will guide you through the basics of gameplay, including how to combine items, interact with the environment, and use your powers. Be aware that you MUST right-click (examine) some items in order for the game to progress, so remember to look closely at your environment and inventory items!

The game never tells you that there are 12 candy pieces scattered through the game. Nothing happens when you click on them, save that they disappear. Finding all 12, though, will net you an achievement. You can find the Steam Achievement Guide HERE, and it includes all of the candy locations.

Gameplay is mostly logical, though there are a few odd tasks and solutions. Overall, I'd say that it's one of the easier point-and-clicks out there. Anna gives you the occasional gratuitous hint, and she won't let you do anything that would be game ending (like jumping off a cliff ;p ) Do REMEMBER TO SAVE, though! There is an auto-save function, but it's not set up by default.

I found the game to be delightful. There are many references to fairy tales scattered throughout the game, not to mention hidden references to other Daedalic games. The story is very dark if you stop to think about the full implications of what's going on around you, but the way it's presented takes away the horror edge completely... Well, *almost* completely. ;) The beings we meet can be weird, amusing, colorful, wicked, mysterious, sweet, and more, making for a cast full of interesting characters.

There is a deeper message to Anna's Quest; one that is not immediately evident. I will not ruin it for you by explaining further, but I will say that it had an unexpected impact on me. Overall, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the game, and recommend it to those who enjoy the genre.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2015
Anna's Quest is a very good Point&Click Adventure made by Daedalic Entertainment. It took me about 11 hours to complete the story and another 2 hour to complete the rest of the achievements.

Story
You are following Anna who lives with her Grandpa. But sadly he got sick and you must find a cure. On your journey you will have to solve riddles and puzzles to achieve your goal.

The story is very good and has some interesting twists. I wished there would be multiple endings. With only one ending I had not much interest in replaying it a second time.
There are many side references to other Daedalic-Games and fairytales from the Brothers Grimm.

Design and Sound
I liked the art. Very well drawn and there are fun and interesting details you can spot in every scenes. Only weird thing is the missing eyeballs of Anna. It was kind of creepy at the beginning but I got used to it after minutes.

Sadly this game comes only with english audio but with several subtitles. Although I am not a native speaker I enjoy all my game in english. But if the developer is a german company I always switch to german audio because that is the language it has developed with. Nonetheless the english audio is very very good. The speaker made a great job. As a german speaker you may have some funny moments, when it comes to the pronounciation of some german words like "weisse frauen, hans, wunderhorn, etc."

Gameplay and Controls
Main inputdevice is the mouse. Well that's why it is called "Point&Click". Some elements can be controlled by your keyboard, like opening the inventory or showing interactive elements. But you don't have to use the keyboard at all. I played it completely with my mouse only.
Interactions are devided into use, look, open inventory, dialogs and special power.
For replay aspects you can skip every dialog by clicking with your mouse to skip the current sentence or hit escape on your keyboard to skip the conversation topic.

Achievements
This game is very easy to 100%. There are several story based achievements you will unlock during your normal playthrough. After finishing this you can replay every chapter to get the funny "side objectives". If you explore everything you may get some of them in your first playthrough.


Overall I give this title a solid 9/10. I would give it a 10 if it would come with german audio and multiple endings.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
I'm going to provide a lightly detailed pros and cons section followed by a conclusion for this game.

Pros
  • Anna's Quest has modern conveniences for adventure games including double clicking to move to another screen instantly and a way to skip the more interactive puzzles. I'm very grateful for both of them. You can also save at will, skip text if you read much faster than the characters voice act, and press ESC to skip entire conversations (extremely useful when going through the same conversation again, but not needing to read the entire thing).
  • The story and the characters. I like the themes and the world presented in this game. I like how the characters grow or are given depth. I rather not say too much about the plot, but I found it to be very enjoyable, somewhat somber, and a bit dark.
  • The different kinds of humor here. A lot of the humor was somewhat dark, especially with some of the situations Anna finds people in, but there are also plenty of silly happenings in there. A little girl with telekinesis is a good recipe for mischief.
  • The difficulty felt just right with about 95% of the puzzles. It was a fairly consistent experience for me which let me tackle the game at a good pace.
  • The art style that they chose to go along with the kind of story they have makes the experience a bit more interesting while keeping things from becoming too severe.

Cons
  • The voice acting seems fine. I definitely preferred some characters over others. I didn't mind the little girl voice that much for the protagonist. I did notice some uneven recording quality though which can be a little distracting, but I was mostly reading and clicking unless it was a voice I really liked. It's not all over the place, but I thought I'd point it out.
  • There was one interactive puzzle that didn't make that much sense to me in the first half of the game. I used the skip function instead of trying to solve it. I'm not sure that particular puzzle was designed well since it would have had me write something down which you don't have to do anywhere else in the game.
  • There was a section in chapter five that had some really illogical solutions to a puzzle chain. It didn't make very much sense and would require you to believe the characters involved had no brains in their skulls. That was the only string of puzzles that made me angry.

Note: Some areas or items need to be "activated" via dialogue or discovery somewhere else which makes sense since you didn't know you needed it before. Otherwise you'd be carrying a bunch of garbage with you. Just pointing this one out. All your items will have a purpose.

I like this game enough to give it a recommendation. It does many things well, but my favorite thing about it would be the story and the humor. I'd take this over Deponia every single day of the week.
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29 of 42 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2015
Daedalic Entertainment did it again, yet another perfect point & click adventure.

I wanted to finish the game before I write review, but I overestimated my skills, meaning puzzles will keep you busy for period of time :)

As for graphic and sound, they are beautiful and most enjoyable, story is fun as much as can be.

I really do not have anything negative to write about this game, it is perfect.

If you are in point & click adventures, you must own this.
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2015
I enjoyed the fact that the game was narrated because it truly felt more involved that way and a way to connect to the characters especially all the silly things that were said when you interacted with certain things.
I love puzzle games so the fact that this was point and click game where you had to connect the pieces to figure things out in order to progress was something I found fun to say the least.
If you like figuring out small puzzles and story like games than this is a game for you.

The ending of the game is what really got to me. It is a bit confusing if you don't pay attention to the story throughout the game and connect all the pieces but if you do it makes it all worth it.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2015
One of the best point and click adventure games in some time. It has clever puzzles, memorable characters, and a epic story. HIGHLY recommend this to any adventure game fans.
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