Lose yourself in a tale of magic and wonder, where anything is possible and where nothing is quite what it seems: join young Jerry and follow a peculiar white rabbit to the wondrous realm of Mousewood, a land where critters can speak and where mystery abounds.
It is here that Jerry’s dream of being a magician comes true, though a haunting, sinister force casts a long shadow over the forest. Someone offers the residents of Mousewood a deal of their lifetime - tickets to the greatest magic show that the world has ever seen. But the price is steep, as they'll have to bet their houses, their money… and their lives.
As the shadows grow deeper, the residents of Mousewood have only Jerry to turn to. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, joy and fear, the young boy will face the ultimate trial, leaving behind the world he once knew, and his childhood, too, will become a thing of the past.
Age requirements: PEGI Rating: 3+
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 2.5 GHz Single-Core-Processor or 2 GHz Dual-Core-Processor, 2GB RAM (2,5 if Windows Vista / 7 / 8), OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics board with 512MB RAM (shared memory not recommended), DirectX9.0c compatible sound card, 5,5 GB HD space, Mouse.
Minimum system requirements (Mac):OS X 10.7.5 or later Processor:Intel 2 GHz (Dual Core) Memory: 2 GB RAM Hard Drive: 6.3 GB HD space. Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled. Patched to version 1.2
Posted on 2013-05-29 04:55:41 byKamaitatchi:
The publisher had to make certain promises in return for funding. These include things like the price being pushed to at least 30 euros, digital and physical versions, in Germany. In return Daedalus Entertainment decided to only offer the premium version there. It is still slightly more expensive than non-Germans getting this premium edition (5 euros iirc) but I find it a very niceread more thing for them to do. If some stuff is missing, as has been pointed out by the previous reviewer, then this is simply the stuff regarding the premium 25 usd/eur version.
Regarding the game itself now :)
I loved it. There were some minor pacing issues, mostly at the beginning, but that's just about the only fault I can find with the game. I was expecting to be disappointed in regards to the setting but it just clicked and felt right.
The endig was nice. Not fantastic but it has been ages since I've actually been able to even just call an ending 'nice' instead of 'disappointing'. So yeah, I'd definitely suggest this game to fans of the genre :)
Good work from Daedalus.
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Posted on 2013-06-02 03:56:27 byPadanfain:
A big fan of Daedalic I am, and I always expect their games to have a cinematic, story-driven approach. However, this game takes the opposite route - puzzles, puzzles and more puzzles at the expense of good pacing. While puzzles are not a bad thing, there should be a limit. In this game, I never felt like I was progressing enough. Every puzzle I solve brings another puzzle insteadread more of story progression.
The story itself is nothing special. There is no magical redeeming quality, no emotional connection to the characters and the world (since there are waay too many characters to properly flesh them out), and most of the story is told in exposition instead of us being the centre of the tale.
All of this makes for an OK game with some interesting tidbits here and there, but it never rises to the greatness of The Whispered World, Chains of satinav, A New Begining or Deponia.
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Posted on 2013-05-30 06:06:37 bydevivre:
It's pretty big for an Adventure (took me even more than 15 hours) and almost every screen is great to look at! Also there are many points of interaction, a lot items in the inventory and many characters to interact with. Besides there too are small puzzles and games (card game, finding certain objects hidden in the screen) you don't need for the main story, but that can make itread more fun to stick at this place a little longer (if you're up for stuff like that). I'd say Daedalic reached a limit of what they can provide right now and what they can't. There are some things that would be nice to have too or improved but I guess than the game would have gotten too big and expensive. But still it works great for me. Even though you don't get useful hints, it's fun to puzzle through and it feels a bit like back in the old days. Especially the first half is quite challenging, but doeable. The story isn't a typical example for storytelling - it moves slow, and it takes pretty long until you see danger but it comes with a great feel! The game takes its's streng from it's beautiful atmosphere and from offering an intriguing and complex world. After all I didn't like all of it but I liked it a lot!!! Of course it's not for everyone.
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