The Whispered World is a beautiful epic adventure that just came out for the PC. The artistry of this game alone makes it worth playing. The amazing scenery in this new point-and-click game is all hand drawn and it more than makes up for the games faults.
The story of The Whispered World is quite interesting. You are Sadwick, a sad young clown. After being haunted by nightmares, Sadwick goes on a journey to find out their meaning. He discovers that the world is going to end and only he can stop it. Along the way on his quest to save the world, there are many riddles and puzzles that must be solved to help him find his way. Sadwick is accompanied by his loyal sidekick Spot, a caterpillar. Spot will help to solve the puzzles and also has the ability to take different forms. The caterpillar really adds a lot to The Whispered World, love this character.
There are a couple of issues with this game that I should warn you about. First, there are a lot of slow parts in The Whispered World. Especially in the beginning parts. If you have a little patience though, it’s still worth playing, as the pace picks up a little later on. The ending is also kind of a let down and feels a little hurried and out of place with the rest of the game.
Re-playability is another downside. There isn’t much re-playability with The Whispered World. Once you have solved all of the puzzles and riddles once, it’s not as much fun the second time around. Again, the slow pacing is also a factor here. The only things worth playing it a second time would be the beautiful backgrounds and maybe the extra mini-games.
Overall, I will have to rate The Whispered World as 3 out of 5 stars. At only $29.99 it’s worth a buy just for the graphics alone. If you dig point-and-click puzzle adventure games, You definitely want to check it out. However if you’re not a fan of slow-moving games and re-playability is very important to you, maybe you should stay away from The Whispered World.