Thursday, 10 July 2014

Random Reviews: Quest for Infamy

Hi guys,

Today I'll be reviewing Quest For Infamy, a game that nearly wasn't made, is a mix between a point and click classic with Nintendo DS style gameplay. This game is made by Infamous Quests, the re-makers of Space Quest 2. This game is available on Desuran and Steam. So let's jump in!

The Backstory

You play as 'Mister Roehm' a man trying to start over after running away from a shady past. The game is set in the little town of Volksville but you soon realise that the picture perfect town is not all as it seems. There are three classes to choose from: the cunning Rogue, the power-crazed Sorcerer and the strong and powerful Brute. You gain these classes by talking to the mentors at the start of the game, allowing the player to have complete control over the game style.  In my opinion this is what makes the game individual as you can play the same game multiple times as different classes.

The plot 

Taken from Infamous Quests website 

'A mysterious man from the north arrives into a sleepy valley where there is a little town. He is stuck there because he is on the run from the baron of a previous town. His only way out is to go back the way he came or go through a bridge that stands over the great river that leads to the north and out. He finds himself embroiled in the events that are starting to unravel in that valley.'
The good
This game has the feel of an RPG and the jokes are fantastic; it is probably one of the funniest games I have played in a while! Also the ability to explore reminds me of playing a game like Skyrim or the Legend of Zelda. Even though the graphics aren't as good as most modern games it doesn't take anything away from the overall experience of the game, while  the soundtrack is as good as I thought It would be. (And If you have read my reviews before you know I love a soundtrack!) I also love the fact that the game doesn't take itself seriously ( just like Goat Simulator). Personally I feel that this is the way forward for game devs. The ability to go crazy on a game is just priceless.

The bad
I hate the combat on this game, I feel that you don't have much time to react and the style isn't something that I am used to. Also infamous points that you can earn just seem a bit pointless. The exits that you need to find throughout the game can be hard to find and may require some time. (or you could use Google!).  
The verdict 
Personally I enjoyed this game a lot. The comedy aspect of the game made it for me, but some aspects could be improved such as the combat design. I'm giving it an:

Hope you enjoyed this,
Joe :p 
Thanks to Katie Hallahan from Phoenix Online Publishing for giving us this game.

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