Friday, October 2, 2015

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2: Chapter 5 Review

After a spectacular penultimate chapter, the finale of The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 had a lot to live up to.  Thankfully, it manages to do just that, managing to bring the game to an excellent conclusion.

The group manages to face their adversary head on in a satisfying way.  The story has felt epic since the beginning, but that feeling has never been felt more than it has in this chapter.  The creators had said that we had already seen the darkest chapter, but this chapter might just top it. Thankfully, the writing is really top notch here, managing to balance just the right amount of humor with the serious. The scenes with Wilbur in the desolate village in particular are a real stand out in the humor department, and the scenes at the finale definitely deliver the drama in spades.

The puzzles are also quite good in this chapter, and the final boss battle puzzle is top notch.  The music and voice acting has always been superb in this game, and that trend continues here.  The cinematic quality continues, which really helps to present the epic feeling of the story.   Everything is turned up a notch in this chapter.  About the only downside is that the ending does end on quite a cliffhanger, but thankfully, the story threads of the main story are wrapped up quite well.

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 was a thrilling ride from start to finish  It has an excellent story, great voice acting, fantastic music with a cinematic feel, fun characters, and great humor mixed with intense drama.  It is truly a game that any adventure game fan should play.

Final Verdict:

4½ out of 5
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