Words are powerful. Some words of choice can evoke the mood of the country, or it can change someone from sadness to complete joy with a heartbeat. When we read a book or hear a story being explained, our imagination fills the void and draws a picture of what we see and hear. Aude. I also love words, so it’s a game built entirely around words, without any visual backup. Are you ready to make some choices?
Aude. Ultimately it’s a text-based adventure. Inspired by last year’s “Choose Your Own Adventure Series” games and books. However, the developers of Mujo Games make sure to create a slightly special and unique individual path. See, in Aude. Your job is to go on a series of adventures where only three words are presented at a time to describe the scene. Let me explain further.
From the beginning, you will see a black screen. It will be completely blank before one word of white text is displayed. For example, the word “FLOWER”. Then, two more words are displayed as choices, so you have the choice to indicate the result and, in certain situations, whether to live or die. Therefore, with FLOWER, you can optionally use SMELL or PICK. If you decide to follow the SMELL route, the next word may be SWEET. This is the end of the scene, but what happens next to the story depends on your choice. Other examples cover the more obvious. Goblins. Fight. free. If you select FIGHT, it will be displayed as WOUNDED and may affect the next scene. If you decide to escape, it may call you a coward, and the scene is over.
Ord. Includes many routes and courses, all telling different stories and many different results. You will die … lots. But that’s not annoying, and in fact most of the dead come across quite strange things. You will surely smile before you resume. It’s all a very clever gameplay design, completely unique, and you can see why the developers won the award for this design and simplicity.
There are five stories to master and spend time with. The first is called a quest and is set as a standard D & D case for adventurers in dungeons, forests and villages to defeat the evil warlocks of the tower. It’s full of surprises, such as a frog turning into a princess, a bard seducing you with magical music, and a chicken becoming a murderer.
Things change in dimension as you are thrown into different realities trying to find a way home. I love this ambition and have always found myself in a terrible loop of mediocrity and depression in a life I struggled to leave. Again, it’s all a very tricky task to distort and reshape the environment and rules that the development team creates. The next world story puts you in the position of God and makes choices about creating the universe, the world, and sentient beings with terrible and exciting consequences.
Foul Things is the story of putting you in someone’s shoes trapped in a dark cell with something terrible on the outside prowl. The story is like one great horror escape room and works great. The final story, robbery, on the other hand, focuses on bank robbers rushing to make decisions and moving time back and forth. Once again – and almost the same as most Ord. – It’s a clever addition and it’s a lot of fun.
Because it’s an Ord, I don’t talk much visually. It consists of a black background and the arrival of some white text. Templates can change slightly, such as getting darker underground or raindrops penetrating the text when traveling to wastelands. As for the sound, it’s all very basic – a fast chime confirms your decision and it starts to wear out after a while. I certainly liked that some different audio was running throughout.
Overall it’s Ord.on Xbox One It was a very fun game to spend time with. The concept and execution are very original and the theme is “What would you do?” You can die here as well. I always have a smile on my face. There’s a lot to get involved by playing five different story arcs that vary widely in theme and scope, and these complement the simple visuals. It’s a shame that the audio is very basic and it can work with some extra work. For the price, it’s a game you have to try.
Words are powerful. Some words of choice can evoke the mood of the country, or it can change someone from sadness to complete joy with a heartbeat. When we read a book or hear a story being explained, our imagination fills the void and draws a picture of what we see and hear. Aude. I also love words, so it’s a game built entirely around words, without any visual backup. Are you ready to make some choices? Aude. Ultimately it’s a text-based adventure. Inspired by “What would you do?” …
- Very original wordplay
- Five unique story worlds
- It will be fun to die
- Audio is fast and annoying
- If you are not good at reading …
- Many thanks for the free copy of the game-Ratalaika Games
- Format-Xbox One (Review), Xbox Series X | S, PS4, Switch, PC, iOS
- Release Date-November 2020
- Price-From £ 4.99