|a game by||Cloak and Dagger Games|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Puzzle Games, Horror Games, Point-and-Click Quests|
Ok, so the demo for INCANTAMENTUM that is out right now is just a small taste of what the full game offers. However, if you like point and click adventure games and games that are about spooky goings on. This is one that has to be near the top of your list. 2021 has not had a lot of games of this style so it is really cool when one like this comes along and pays real respect to the genre without being a parody of it.
We Don’t Like Your Kind Here!
As is the case with any point and click adventure game, the story is a huge part of the appeal and I think the story that INCANTAMENTUM is telling is very interesting. The game takes place in a rural English village. The character we play as is called, Thomasina Bateman and she is what the game calls a barrow-digger.
Get gets a very mysterious letter telling her to come here and as soon as she arrives, she realizes that there is more to this place than she first thought. The locals in the inn you arrive at have a real “your kind is not welcome” here vibe that many horror movies have.
Pixel Art Theatre
I think that many games that try to be like a 90s point and click adventure game go for the pixel art style and that is certainly something I like. With INCANTAMENTUM we have some of the most amazing pixel art you will see in a game of this style. It looks incredible, but what I really think sets this apart from all the rest is the animations. The animations in this game are incredible and the cut scenes as a result of this look much better.
The Haunting Of The English Countryside
As well as looking the part, INCANTAMENTUM also has a soundtrack that is just perfect for this game. It has a very haunting vibe going on and I would later learn that the reason the soundtrack is so great is that it was done by the same person who did the Football Game soundtrack. When you look at images for this game, you get an idea in your head of what it will sound like, well that is exactly what the music sounds like, it really could not be any more fitting.
Getting Around The Place
If you have played any point and click adventure game before, you should feel right at home with INCANTAMENTUM. This has you exploring, finding items, solving puzzles, solving mysteries, and talking to many different interesting characters. The horror aspect of this game is a real slow burn which is great and gives it a creepier vibe. While 90s point and click adventure, games were clearly the inspiration here the UI is very modern.
It is pretty easy to figure out what each icon does and the game is not as cryptic as many of those games back in the day were. As a result, I do think this is a much more enjoyable experience.
I highly recommend that you check out the demo for INCANTAMENTUM. It sets the tone perfectly for what this game is going to be about. If you like horror, I would say this kind of reminds me of something like Crimson Peak with the way it tells its story. It is a very well-made point and click adventure game and one of the best 2021 has to offer in my opinion.
- The protagonist is very interesting
- You will meet some very unique characters
- I love the animations and pixel art in this game
- It has a very haunting soundtrack
- The slow burn nature of the story and gameplay may not be to everyone’s taste
- The game does not actually have a release date yet
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP