Book Quest Review (Xbox Series S)

For our Book Quest Review, we play the role of a young man who witnesses the theft of his family’s magic book, which leads to a visit by his grandfather’s ghost compelling him to embark on a dangerous journey to retrieve it. Explore the surrounding towns and wilderness, gather information from townsfolk, strengthen your character with new weapons and gear, track down the culprits who stole the magic book, and discover the truth behind it all!

Book Quest Review Pros:

  • Pixel art graphics.
  • 837MB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Adventure gameplay.
  • Tutorial signs as you play.
  • Puzzle elements throughout.
  • Break down bushes and trees for food and resources.
  • Full inventory system.
  • Take on quests when out in the world.
  • Big boss encounters.
  • Simple hack and slash combat.
  • You see the enemies walking around.
  • In-game cutscenes and text conversations.
  • You can usually fast forward or skip interactions.
  • Goes for a Zelda feel with its color palette and locations.
  • Easy achievements.

Book Quest Review Cons:

  • Ridiculous difficulty spikes.
  • A lot of downtime between the action.
  • Way too many times it asks for fetch quests over large parts of the world.
  • Broken English in places.
  • Not that fun to play.
  • Combat is mundane.
  • There is nothing there to actually keep you wanting to play.

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Book Quest:

Official website.

Developer: Nerd Games

Publisher: Eastasiasoft

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Xbox

  • 6/10
    Graphics - 6/10
  • 5/10
    Sound - 5/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 5/10
    Length - 5/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10
5.6/10

Summary

I never found myself enjoying the act of playing this game, it claims to be old school but it is just empty and when you do get enemies it’s simple combat that is no fun. I hate having to be all doom and gloom but the game just didn’t ever want to entertain me, it wanted me to do tedious fetch quests, and fight ridiculously overpowered bosses and I just haven’t the time or inclination to try and brute force fun out of it. Maybe go for the easy achievements but even then you have to question your life choices.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!