Review: Unavowed (Steam)

A demon has possessed you and used your body to tear a swath of bloodshed through New York. You are now free, but life as you knew it is over. Your only path forward is joining the Unavowed – an ancient society dedicated to stopping evil. No matter what the cost.

Pros:

  • Strong pixel art graphics.
  • 2356MB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Trading cards.
  • Mouse speed slider option.
  • Point and click gameplay.
  • Opening character builder- Sex, Name, and profession.
  • Strong voice acting and all characters are indeed voiced.
  • Puzzle elements.
  • Simple drag and drop inventory system.
  • Multiple choice questions and answers.
  • Config tool for graphics setup.
  • Tooltip hover text for both anything of interest and menu items.
  • Fantastic animations.
  • Save when you want.
  • Strong compelling story.
  • Huge replay value as you have so many branching storylines and choices.
  • Can be played with just a mouse.
  • Mixes in cutscenes and gameplay seamlessly.
  • Unlock/meet new characters.
  • You can set up your team to take out, Taking different people of skill.
  • Commentary on/off.

Cons:

  • Minimal graphics option.
  • No guidance.
  • It feels at times that your choices have little impact.
  • No hints button.
  • The story does get a bit out there at times.
  • Few item clicking issues where it doesn’t register it properly.

The Numbers:
  • 10/10
    Graphics - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Accessability - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
9/10

Summary

I don’t know what it is but Wadjet games really know how to make a story. Not just the story but their character and world creation is next level. From the off, you are immediately thrown into the action and regardless of your previous experience, they make you feel like you have played these games for years. Not since their last game have I played a game that had me ignoring all my other real-world responsibilities, I just had to know what happened next and it really did deliver every time. Ok so sometimes I got frustrated by puzzles but that’s more my low IQ than the game and a few UI issues but who cares when you get such a fantastic dozen or so hours of a game. In short Wadjet games knock out another stone cold classic in the form of Unavowed.

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!

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