Huge number Great point-and-click adventure titles released in the last year or so, I think it’s safe to say, the old genre is “living and kicking”. It’s not a phrase that can be used to describe the protagonist of such an up-to-date product, The Wardrobe: Even Better Edition. He is a dead skeleton-like man whose mission is not only to achieve redemption on behalf of his friends, but also to entertain you with problem-solving in old schools. Can The Wardrobe: Even Better Edition pay homage to the inspiration of the 90’s and provide a fun experience for modern gamers, or is there room for even better?
It’s hard to make a definitive decision on The Wardrobe: Even Better Edition, as there are many aspects that fit well into the basics of this genre. Unfortunately, the puzzles at the heart of the adventure can be inconsistent when it comes to difficulty. As you may have noticed, the solution can be quite illogical.
The story begins with two best friends, Ronald and Skinny, having a nice picnic together in the park. When skinny eats plums, develops an allergic reaction, and dies almost instantly, things turn into the worst. But from that moment on, skinny remains in the realm of life. He is cursed to live in Ronald’s wardrobe. If Ronald doesn’t open the door to anyone about what happened within five years, he will fall forever. The story was skipped first and now the time is just around the corner. Therefore, Skinny must embark on an adventure to let go of his companions guilty.
But apart from setting the final goal, the main plot, including Ronald, is pretty sketchy and very forgotten. Instead, engaging in a number of minor subplots is a more enjoyable focus throughout, when you come across a stunning selection of attractive characters to talk to. Dangerous characters (some say killer), crocodiles, eccentric zombies, delusional dump kings, pessimistic guys in rabbit costumes, and more. The fact that it is played entirely in voice really helps bring personality to life.
Not all performances are impressive, but in the most important places it’s enough. Skinny, in particular, has many one-liners that make decent deliveries after interacting with people and items of interest, often breaking the fourth wall. You can expect laughter from witty comments and certain incidents, but humor isn’t the main attraction here because I don’t think it’s as interesting as the developer CINIC Games believes. It belongs to the nostalgia that is always present and it attacks you in every corner and does its best to evoke your sentimental side.
Literally everywhere you look, sometimes during conversations, there are lots of references to other games, not just movies and TV shows. If you’re like me, you’ll have a personal mission to find everything hidden in location design. Some are more obvious than others, such as masks belonging to a herd of turtles hanging to dry in the sewer, a helmet of the Master Chief in a closet, a photo of a stormtrooper in someone’s hall. Sharp eyes will also find respect for beauty and the beast, pretty weird parents, Sims, worms, and more. Heck, you can even find pinheads from Hellraiser handed out at the party. It’s a good job that the location is designed to be very interesting, as the gameplay makes you go crazy.
Well, I intentionally left a point-and-click procedure to the end because of the disappointment surrounding it. Basically, this works like any other adventure of this kind. Guide skinny by clicking on the environment, having conversations, using items, picking up objects and storing them in the hero’s chest cavity. You can combine specific items in your inventory, but you can drag other items to that location to resolve the issue. There are no problems with these foundations. However, there is a problem that can be seen in the mysterious plight at hand. It goes back and forth between the simple and the completely mysterious.
Throughout The Wardrobe: Even Better Edition, knowing what to do next often missed me. To make an alarm clock, you need to modify it to awaken a homeless person. Or, putting batteries in a flashlight to illuminate the area makes sense. However, it is not really clear to mix sewage and pills to create a pile of dust, or to go back in time to fall into a fishing net and use a bubble bath. I throw a flicking bone here. The solution seems to be very illogical in half the time, so you have to fool it, find a guide, or complain about the lack of clues.
After all, The Wardrobe: Even Better Edition is worth considering only if you’re willing to seek help with progress, as the solution is totally ridiculous. As long as that is the case, there is a wonderful place full of nostalgia that begs to be seen. The character inside is definitely intriguing, and in a ridiculous way, it’s sometimes funny. Sure, the main story requires some work, but the subplots are pretty good and keep things tickling.
Is there a better point and click adventure there? Definitely yes. But even the Wardrobe: Better Edition allows you to travel the memorable trails that will make you feel good.
Wardrobe: For Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S, you can buy even better editions from. Xbox store
With so many great point-and-click adventure titles released in the last year or so, it’s no exaggeration to say that the old genre is “living and kicking.” It’s not a phrase that can be used to describe the protagonist of such an up-to-date product, The Wardrobe: Even Better Edition. He is a dead skeleton-like man whose mission is not only to achieve redemption on behalf of his friends, but also to entertain you with problem-solving in old schools. Do you have a wardrobe: Even the Better Edition pays homage to the inspiration of the 90’s …
Wardrobe: Better Edition Review
Wardrobe: Better Edition Review
- Lots of interaction
- Funny characters and great environmental design
- Full of nostalgia for games, movies and television
- Too many illogical solutions
- Missing main plot
- Many thanks for the free copy of the game-CINIC
- Format-Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
- Version reviewed-Xbox One on Xbox Series X
- Release Date-May 5, 2021
- From Selling Price-£ 16.74