There are many video games on the market which sometimes can make it difficult to know what a certain video game is about. Although many people have been saying the video game market for the computer is decreasing, it seems that people are still willing to shell out cash for them. One highly anticipated video game this year has been The Whispered World. The Whispered World is a classic adventure game that uses puzzles and challenges to create an impressive gaming experience. Adventure video games that are set in a cartoon type of world are not for everyone so here is a review of The Whispered World to see if it is something you might like.
The Whispered World is one of those video games that you just have to play if you are into computer-based video games that have a lot of adventure mixed with puzzles. The Whispered World is an exclusive single platform game which means it is only available for the computer making it kind of limiting in the marketing aspect. Although it is only available for the computer this game has become a quick seller and has beaten out many other video games that are available on different platforms. The Whispered World runs on Windows XP or Windows Vista and has a game rating of “E” which means anyone and everyone can play it. The Whispered World is about 30 dollars in most video game stores and it is also available online at many retail stores such as Amazon. The Whispered World first came out in August of 2009 although it was limited to Germany where it was produced and it was entirely in German. It took the game developer eight months after the debut release in Germany to successfully bring The Whispered World to a national audience. The Whispered World became available in North America April 26th of 2010 and it took the help of Viva Media and the publisher of the video game which is Daedalic Entertainment to make it possible.
The Whispered World is a cartoon fantasy similar to a fairy-tale that is in a third-person perspective and it is done entirely in 2D graphics. The main character in The Whispered World is Sadwick; a clown who is really has a downer personality. He is a member of a traveling circus along with the rest of his family and feels uninspired and questions his existence on this Earth. Sadwick begins having these dreams about his world being threatened by devastating blue orb, which is actually a premonition of what is really going to happen. Sadwick ends up going to see an old wise woman to help him figure out why he keeps having these horrible recurring dreams. Shana, the wise woman tells him that the problem is partially Sadwick’s fault and she sees the end of the world coming. Sadwick then begins to embark on a journey to try to stop problem he has partially created through becoming part of the solution. The Whispered World is a great adventure video game because you meet various characters and see some very beautiful scenery set in a very amazing world. There are a lot of puzzles throughout The Whispered World and a number of challenges you have to solve using the point-and-click controls of your mouse.
The Whispered World has been greatly anticipated for many months mainly because of the 2D graphics and animation. All of the art in The Whispered World was hand-drawn and done using complete 2D technology, which is a very classic art style we do not see very often anymore. The company Daedalic Entertainment is very proud of the 2D graphics and they stand completely behind their decision to use 2D art throughout The Whispered World. Daedalic Entertainment believes that a lot of the gaming community misses the personal and classic touch that 2D has and that they should be the people to bring this classic art back to life. The hand-drawn animation and scenery throughout The Whispered World video game is done in a brilliant fashion. You must spend your money on this game if you love computer-based gaming or if you love the classic animation that comes with using 2D. Since The Whispered World is done entirely in 2D you only really have one camera angle throughout the game which can be a negative aspect for some. The hand-drawn details that are in this world help make it seem so real and enchanted while also adding great visual depth to the game.
The gaming is very spot on and straightforward for being an adventure computer game and there are many different and unique dialogues that occur within the game. Depending on what you do during the game and how you go about the puzzles you get a unique dialogue going on instead of a generic dialog for that situation. This game is very good about interaction with the player and it makes you feel like you are part of the enchanted world by creating more personal conversations. In the beginning of the video game, you are pretty much being acquainted with the location and the characters that you will interact with throughout the game. One of the characters you will be introduced to in the beginning of the video game is Sadwick’s pet caterpillar named Spot. Throughout the game and throughout your quest to help Sadwick, he gradually gets more freedom which means you are able to do more things with him. Throughout the game there are different chapters that take place at different locations and you are able to complete many puzzles and challenges in any order to help Sadwick during his quest. There are four chapters in The Whispered World and each chapter is about four hours of play which makes the total number of playing time in The Whispered World to be about 16 hours. The story throughout The Whispered World becomes more intense and really does become an epic adventure of self-realization as well as problem-solving.
The Whispered World shares a lot of similarities with other classic adventure video games so anyone who loves classic adventure games should buy this game. There are a number of hot spots throughout the game and you get a menu to appear which will give you three options. When the menu pops up you have the options to look, use or take and talk which is standard options on adventure video games. Sadwick has the opportunity throughout the game to pick up items and keep them which get stored in his inventory so that is a plus for the game as you progress into it. Although The Whispered World has very classic features of an adventure computer game, they did fix some of the minor issues people have had over the years with the style and game play. You can easily double-click during the game to exit out of the scenes in the game faster. This is one new feature included in The Whispered World that makes it worth buying all on its own. There is also the addition of using the space bar on your keyboard that will show you all of the hot spots throughout the game which will make the game easier to play. As with a lot of other video games, there is also a map which will help Sadwick travel to the many different locations within the game.
Overall, The Whispered World video game for Windows XP and Windows Vista is a great game for the 30 dollar price tag. A classic epic adventure-filled video game that has beautiful scenery and detailed character animation through the use of 2D graphics. There is a certain level of comfort with The Whispered World because of the reliability of traditional adventure video gaming mixed with updated and easier accessibility functions. The easier accessibility and functionality of the options menu helps to enhance this video game for maximum enjoyment. You do not even need a high graphics card to run The Whispered World on your computer since it is done in 2D. Using the 2D graphics enables it to run great with the standard video cards that come with most computers. There is no lag in The Whispered World play itself since the graphics are not as intense as some other computer games out on the market. Since there is hardly any lag when you are playing The Whispered World it will not make your computer processes run any slower than normal operation.
There is only one thing about The Whispered World that might not be appealing for some, which are the simple and standard functions of your computer mouse during game play. Some people tend to dislike adventure video games that rely completely on point-and-click features of a mouse to get you through the game. Some people however will find this type of gaming more enjoyable and easier to maneuver. The Whispered World is a definite must though for any fan of classic adventure computer gaming and for 30 dollars you can not ask for a better way to spend your money. So if you are looking for a great puzzle and challenge filled game to entertain you on your computer this year, The Whispered World is a game you should look into buying. The Whispered World is available wherever video games or where computer games are sold and will cost you about 30 dollars. You can also get The Whispered World at about any online retail store that sells video games for virtually the same price. Also another great thing with The Whispered World is you can go back through it making different choices which will change the dialog in the game and give you different situations throughout the game based on your decisions.