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  • genre adventure / point-and-click / fantasy
  • download size 3.7 GB
    1Mbit
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 323 user ratings.
  • release date July 31, 2012
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.6.8 or newer)
  • languages English, German
  • developer / publisher KING Art / Nordic Games
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 4 artworks
  • 4 avatars
  • 5 wallpapers

What's cool about it:

  • Travel through a beautifully presented world that is a twisted image of almost every popular fantasy land you’ve visited in games, movies, and books.
  • Help a pack of hapless heroes to solve over 150 mind-boggling puzzles and discover more than 300 items that can be used and combined.
  • Meet a cast of crazy characters - from two-headed ogres and vegetarian dragons to good-natured zombies.

Overview:

A war is brewing in Aventásia.

During the eternal struggle of the Alliance of Free Races against the Army of Shadows, an aged gremlin archaeologist Mortimer MacGuffin discovers the secret repository that houses a legendary artifact! Knowing that this ancient treasure could turn the tide of war, the Army of Shadows sends their best agents to seize it. At the same time four unlikely heroes from the Alliance are drawn into the crisis: a cute gnome Wilbur, a stunningly attractive wood elf princess Ivo, and a brash pirate Nate with his furry companion, the mysterious Critter.

The Book of Unwritten Tales is a classic point-and-click adventure game with a cornucopia of humorous references. Whether it gently lampoons a particularly popular MMO or the stereotypical fantasy conventions, it’s sure to put a knowing smile on the face of even the most hardened adventurer! If you're looking for a comedic relief from all the super-serious plots of modern games, this beautifully-presented point-and-click adventure will be perfect for you.

Age requirements: PEGI Rating: 12+

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP SP 3 (32bit) / Vista SP 2 / Windows 7 SP 1, Pentium IV 2 GHz / Athlon 2.4 GHz(3 GHz recommended), 1 GB RAM (Windows XP) | 2 GB RAM (Vista / Windows 7) (4 GB RAM recommended), 6 GB free hard disc space, Direct-X 9.0c compliant video card with 256 MB RAM, PixelShader 2.0 Minimum system requirements (Mac): Macbook (mid 2010), Macbook Pro (mid 2010), IMac (late 2009), MacMini (mid 2010), Mac Pro (early 2009), MacBook Air (late 2010). Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled. NVIDIA or ATI graphics card required.

All user reviews:

User reviews:

The funniest and most charming adventure game released in recent years

Posted on 2012-07-31 09:46:20 byValvar's avatarValvar:

The Book of Unwritten Tales goes well beyond what we have gotten used to from developers like Telltale. The atmosphere is simply wonderful, and the world is filled with characters that you come to love and remember. It's cliché, sure, but it's meant to be. It's like a fairytale with a lot of character, and with good humour. The puzzles may be a bit on the easy side, but theyread more are all logical and work well. I never got stuck once, but didn't find it boring either. The English voiceovers are great. None of them feel out of place or forced, and some have great character.
It's surely on par with the Lucasarts classics, and it does many things right that other 3D adventure games have failed to accomplish. The graphics and artstyle leave no room for complaints, and the music is top-notch.
The issues are minor; there are a couple of barely noticable bugs, and I feel like there could be more and better animations. And I wish it was 50 hours longer.

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How clichés can make up a good story

Posted on 2012-07-31 06:06:36 bySenteria's avatarSenteria:

My friend plays point and click adventures and he recommended this game to me. After having played through the game I can honestly say that it sets a great atmosphere.
The graphics look beautiful and add to the set atmosphere. The music is done nicely as well. The english voice acting is good and the game has a good length. Without spoiling anything, the game has a lot of humorread more that can be compared to Monkey Island. There's outside the box dialogue. All in all a beauty of a game, a nice story with quite a bit of humor.

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Wrong release date, but fine game

Posted on 2012-07-31 15:37:11 byTrilarion's avatarTrilarion:

It's not a new game, it's older than many people think. That's why although it is not extremely popular it has quite a strong fan base. And for a good reason. It's one of the best adventures in terms of funny characters and story telling. The rest like puzzles or graphics are not so outstanding but kind of support the good game. I really liked it a lot when I played it years ago and I consider rebuying here.

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